Canada’s non-profit & volunteer sector

“Economic activity in the non-profit sector totalled $169.2 billion in 2017, representing 8.5% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP).” HOWEVER, this does not account for volunteer HOURS. “…volunteer activities—which are … 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.”

SOURCE: Statistics Canada, (2019) Non-profit institutions and volunteering: Economic contribution, 2007 to 2017,, RETRIEVED October 2, 2019, 12:22 p.m.