Alberta NonProfit Data Strategy

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Resources created by other organizations to support your nonprofit organization’s data use

New: Statistics Canada’s Annual Non-Profit Institutions Human Resource Module: Interactive Tool

Statistics Canada’s Annual Non-Profit Human Resources Module provides a breakdown of key statistics by characteristic category or demographic. It has data on the number of jobs and average annual wages and salaries of non-profit employees. The tool highlights the latest results with a time-series overview of non-profit institutions by demographic and sector for earnings, type of employment and the number of jobs.

Use this tool to easily access the numerous Statistics Canada data sets in the human resources module.

New: Statistics Canada’s Quarterly Non-Profit Institutions Economic Account: Interactive Tool

Statistics Canada’s Quarterly Non-Profit Institutions Account tool provides a snapshot of the non-profit sector with key statistics of gross domestic product, income, outlays and employment. The tool highlights the latest results with a time-series overview of non-profit institutions by sector and activity. It has data categorized by non-profit institutions serving businesses, households and governments. It also provides a breakdown of current dollar non-profit institutions’ gross domestic product and employment for individual activities, such as health care, education and research, social services, and other activities.

Use this interactive tool to easily access the numerous data sets in this satellite account. 

New: Statistics Canada’s Analysis in Brief: Grants, Subsidies, Donations, Corporate Sponsorships and Fundraising Take Centre Stage In the Not-for-Profit Performing Arts Industries in Canada

Release date: August 22, 2022 

Grants, subsidies, donations, corporate sponsorships and fundraising are integral to the success of the nonprofit performing arts industries. In this analysis,  Megan McMaster from Statistics Canada looks at the role of this funding on revenue contributions to nonprofit performing arts industries from 2014 to 2022.  

New: Statistics Canada’s An Overview of the Non-Profit Sector in Canada, 2010 to 2020

Release date: July 5, 2022 

Statistics Canada discusses nonprofit gross domestic product (GDP) and employment for the 2010 to 2020 period using data from satellite account. The satellite account provides estimates of GDP, gross output, employment, transfers from the government, businesses, and households, transfers to other sectors, sales of goods and services, and expenditures on goods and services for each nonprofit institution’s subsector. 

New: Statistics Canada’s Diversity of Charity and Non-Profit Boards of Directors: Overview of the Canadian Non-Profit Sector

Release date: February 11, 2021

Charities and nonprofit organizations play a vital role in supporting and enriching the lives of Canadians. Statistics Canada conducted a crowdsourcing survey between December 4, 2020, to January 18, 2021 of people involved in the governance of charities and nonprofit organizations. In this analysis they report on the activities of these organizations and the people they serve. Statistics Canada also discuss the diversity of people who serve on nonprofit boards of directors.  

New: Statistics Canada’s Study on Volunteering in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Release date: June 26, 2020

Statistics Canada based this study on the 2018 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating. This survey measures the contributions of people who have given their time in Canada. These pre-date the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, they provide insight into current challenges and opportunities facing volunteerism.