Newfoundland and Labrador leads the nation with the highest median participation rate by volunteers, at 96 hours per year (i.e. 50 per cent volunteer more than 96 hours, and 50 per cent volunteer less than that number). This is almost 20 per cent higher than the median for all provinces of 78.5 hours per year.
Community Sector Council
The Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador promotes an approach to planning that melds social and economic perspectives and has striven to put social policy matters in the public eye through research and publications consultations, public forums, media interviews, submissions to federal and provincial governments, community organizing, and participation in multi-organization committees.
Helping voluntary organizations build stronger, healthier and more vibrant communities by making it easier to communicate, network and share information. The Voluntary Gateway is a portal that makes it easier to locate information, resources and intelligence, and facilitate collaboration to strengthen communities and social enterprise.
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Charities, Nonprofit and Volunteer Information
The Canadian voluntary and nonprofit sector is made up of more than 180 000 organizations, 6.5 million volunteers and 1.3 million paid staff.
Canadian Progress Club
Canadian Progress Club, an all Canadian service club, was founded in Toronto in 1922 and now has forty-eight clubs in nine provinces. Enhancing the quality of life of all Canadians, through community service, in the spirit of fellowship.
Canadian Volunteer Advisers to Business
The mission of CESO At Home is to support community-driven, sustainable development within Canada that builds on the strengths, assets and values of the communities.
More than 20,000 volunteers in 53 service centres across Canada work at all levels in the organization, from national policy development to fundraising to the support of core services.
Evergreen is a registered national charity founded in 1991. We are a national non-profit environmental organization with a mandate to bring nature to our cities through naturalization projects.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is an independent, charitable, faith-based housing program dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing by building homes in partnership with families in need. We build simple, decent, and affordable houses and provide interest-free mortgages to families who would otherwise not be able to purchase their own home.
Hope Air-Vols d'Espoir
Hope Air is a registered charity. We arrange free air transportation for Canadians who must travel to medical care, but cannot themselves afford the flight costs.
Imagine Canada is a new organization that springs from a simple, yet powerful, idea. Every day, charitable and nonprofit organizations work to make Canada a better place to live, supported by forward-looking businesses, foundations, governments and individuals -- all of which have a stake in helping create stronger, more vibrant communities.
Volunteers come from all walks of life and represent a wide cross section of the Canadian population. Women are more likely than men to volunteer; however, men contribute more total volunteer hours per year.
The YMCA depends on a multitude of caring volunteers to help build healthy kids, families and communities. Some volunteers serve on Boards, some teach fitness classes while other help out with fundraising, special events, youth and children's programs and many others. The volunteering possibilities are almost endless. The YMCA counts on more than 30,000 Canadians at every age and stage as volunteers.