Appreciation Week 2023

2nd Annual Ontario Nonprofit Week of Appreciation.

Join us February 13–19, 2023 as we celebrate the Champions of the Nonprofit Sector!

Ontario's 2nd Annual Nonprofit Appreciation Week

Join us for Ontario’s 2nd Annual Week of Appreciation for its nearly 850,000 workers. This special week was created by the Government of Ontario (Bill 9, Nonprofit Sector Appreciation Week, 2021) to recognize the importance of the Nonprofit Sector in Ontario! Championed by MPP Daisy Wai and the Bhayana Family Foundation, this week is taking place February 13–19, 2023. Please show your support as we celebrate the vital role nonprofits and workers play in creating and maintaining healthy, vibrant and inclusive communities in Ontario.

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A special Thank You to the Influencers, Corporate partners and Community Leaders who have endorsed the week of appreciation:

Margaret McCain and Rocco Rossi(CEO Ontario Chamber of Commerce), Senators Lankin and Omidvar, RBC, CIBC TD, Ernst and Young, Uber, Ford Motor Co,Shopify, Telus Foundation, Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Corpay, Zurich Canada, Chapmans, Ideal Supply, KCI, RLB Accountants, Bidmii Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto,Toronto Metropolitan University, George Brown College, Sheridan College Charity Village are among the many others.

A Few Reasons To Celebrate
(As Highlighted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network)

1. Nearly 850,000 nonprofit workers are dedicated to serving, connecting, and supporting all Ontarians.

    • Nonprofit workers have continued essential services through the pandemic, such as child care, long-term care, shelters, community health centres, seniors support, and more.
    • Much of this work has been done by women workers who are the majority of the nonprofit workforce (77 per cent).
    • Nonprofit workers are your neighbours, your friends, your family, and your community leaders.

2. Ontario’s 58,000 nonprofits help to create healthy and thriving communities, and contribute $65 billion to the economy. 

      • Ontario’s nonprofit sector is diverse- from arts and culture, housing, sports and recreation, faith, child development, community health care, the environment, and more.
      • Nonprofits are leading advocacy and change for a better, greener, more equitable economy and inclusive society.

3. The innovative ways nonprofit workers support Ontarians with creative, local solutions.

    • During the pandemic, nonprofit workers have innovated with live virtual concerts to keep us connected, repurposing community kitchens for mobile food programs, telephone trees to reach isolated seniors, virtual sports programs for mental health and physical fitness, pre-loaded phones with wellness supports for Indigenous youth, and much more.

A Special Thank You!

Those featured (in the images above) are among some of the people who brought the Ontario Week of Appreciation for the Nonprofit Sector to life!

We are grateful for your efforts! Without you, we could not have made this week happen!