Non-profit institutions and volunteering: Economic contribution, 2007 to 2017

Non-profit institutions and volunteering: Economic contribution, 2007 to 2017

"Economic activity in the non-profit sector totalled $169.2 billion in 2017, representing 8.5% of Canada's gross domestic product (GDP). Community non-profit institutions accounted for 16.4% of the overall sector, while business non-profit institutions accounted for 10.4%. The most significant portion of non-profit activity (73.2%) came from government non-profit institutions, such as hospitals and universities.

If included, volunteer activities—which are important for the non-profit sector but not included in standard macroeconomic measures—would have added a further $41.8 billion to the economy in 2013 (the most recent year of available data), representing 22.3% of non-profit GDP that year (Statistics Canada)."

Click this reference to access the data: Statistics Canada (2019), Non-profit institutions and volunteering: Economic contribution, 2007 to 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2019, from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/190305/dq190305a-eng.htm 



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