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“Most Canadians have likely engaged with a charity or nonprofit at some point in their lives. Charities play an essential role in communities across Canada. Great outcomes are achieved when charities and governments work together – examples include drunk driving legislation and smoke-free workplaces.”


Let’s Create an Ontario Day of Recognition!

This past October, Nova Scotia created history by proclaiming the first-ever Day of Recognition for Nonprofit Champions. Now we are setting our sights on Ontario…

Please lend your voice to our campaign to recognize the extraordinary professionals in Ontario’s non-profit sector and the importance of their work to our quality of life.

If you live outside Ontario and would like to see a Day of Recognition in your province, please email Raksha M. Bhayana.

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Canadians work in the charitable and non-profit sector.*

More than 13 MILLION
people volunteer, the equivalent of 1.1 million jobs.*

The non-profit workforce is more highly educated than the rest of the labour force.**

The sector contributes 8.5% of Canada’s GDP
That’s more than the auto, mining, retail, transportation, accommodation and food services industries.*

If the global non-profit sector were a country, it would have the sixteenth largest economy in the world, according to GDP data compiled by the World Bank.***

Most importantly
They enrich our lives in so many areas, from health care to sports, the arts, social services, education, international development and the environment.

*Source: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/190305/dq190305a-eng.htm
**Source: https://chimp.net/blog/canadas-charitable-sector-is-growing-but-it-needs-more-support/
***Source: https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/economic-impact

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If a human service hero has impacted your life, helped a friend or family member, or made a positive change to the community where you live, drop us a line. We would love to hear your personal hero story. With your permission, we will publish your story on our website and post a link on social media.

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Canada’s First Day of Recognition for the NonProfit Sector!

Nova Scotia takes the lead in Canada to honour its Nonprofit Sector!

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