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Strong Charities. Strong Communities.

Sector Source: resources for the charitable sector

Sector Source is where you can find tools and research to develop your organization’s core operations.

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Targeted literature and tools to build your organizational capacity 

See Managing an Organization for a list of guides. Get quick access to some of our most popular topics: 

Sector Research, Stats & Facts

Research about Canadian Charities 

With over 170,000 charitable and nonprofit organizations in Canada (85,000 of these are registered charities) the charitable and nonprofit sector contributes an average of 8.1% of total Canadian GDP. That’s more than the retail trade industry and close to the value of the mining, oil and gas extraction industry.

Learn more: All Research | Sector Impact | Narrative Tool Kit

Giving Statistics

84% of Canadians aged 15 and over (about 23.8 million Canadians) donated to charitable and nonprofit organizations. 

Learn more about Giving

Canadians and Volunteering

In the latest stats a total of 2 billion hours were volunteered, the equivalent of 1.1 million full time jobs. 47% of Canadians (or over 13 million) aged 15 and over volunteer.

Learn more about Volunteering

Our National Partners

  • great west life
  • Lawson Foundation
  • Muttart Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Suncor
  • TD Bank
  • investors group

Learn more about our National Partners and other supporters.

Charitable Registration Number: 119218790 RR0001