Volume: 5 Issue: 3
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Caring Canadians, Involved Canadians: Highlights from the 2004 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and ParticipatingThis report, based on a representative sample of over 22,000 Canadians, provides basic information about volunteers and donors in the entire non-profit sector in 2004. The report also provides some statistics specifically related to arts and culture volunteers.
This report summarizes data from a number of Canadian studies on the nonprofit and voluntary sector and compares the Canadian data to similar data from 36 other countries. The report finds that “Canada has one of the largest and most vibrant nonprofit and voluntary sectors in the world”.
Statistics Canada’s Satellite Account of Nonprofit Institutions and Volunteering shows that, in 2001, the nonprofit sector represented 6.8% of Canada’s gross domestic product. This is “larger than the mining, oil and gas extraction industry, and the entire retail trade industry”.
These reports provide a summary of background research and discussions at a March 2005 workshop to develop a skills strategy for paid workers in Canada’s voluntary/non-profit sector.