Connecting with Canadians

Research Area:

Job Quality in the Non-profit Sector

Renewal challenges also confront Canada's voluntary sector. Drawing on evidence from Statistics Canada's Workplace and Employee Survey [WES], the Work Network is conducting a comprehensive study of paid employment in non-profit organizations. This research is mapping the non-profit sector and examining the sector's workforce, its working conditions, opportunities for skill development, retention and renewal challenges, and employers' human resource management practices.

Fundraising and fundraisers are key to the sustainability and effectiveness of the voluntary sector. This is especially true in light of the retreat of direct government support for the non-profit sector in recent years. Yet, despite the importance of fundraisers and their role in raising charitable gifts, we know relatively little about who fundraisers are, the challenges they face, and their perspective on regulatory and legal issues surrounding their profession. The AFP/CPRN Survey of Fundraisers is the first comprehensive look at the fundraising profession in Canada. It provides new information on the characteristics of fundraisers who are members of professional associations, their working conditions, and their perceptions of how well fundraising is integrated into organizations.


Title Type Publishedsort desc.
Labour Force Trends and Implications for the Voluntary and Non-profit Sector Presentation 27 Nov 2008
First Steps Toward a Skills Strategy for the Voluntary/Non-profit Sector - Workshop Report Research Report 30 Jun 2005
Towards a Skills Strategy for the Voluntary/Non-profit Sector - Discussion Paper Research Report 30 Jun 2005
The Future of Social Innovation in Canada Research Report 26 Nov 2004
Human Resources in the Non-profit Sector: A Synthesis of CPRN's Research Findings Presentation 19 May 2004
Research Highlights Number 4: What all Board Members of Non-profits Need to Know Other 30 Jan 2004
Passion and Commitment Under Stress: Human Resource Issues in Canada's Non-profit Sector - A Synthesis Report - Human Resources in the Non-profit Sector - No|5 Research Report 9 Jan 2004
Evaluating Policy Research Research Report 12 Dec 2003
Coping with Change: Human Resource Management in Canada's Non-profit Sector - Human Resources in the Non-profit Sector - No|4 Research Report 5 Dec 2003
A Portrait of Canadian Fundraising Professionals - Results of the AFP/CPRN Survey of Fundraisers 2002 Research Report 11 Jul 2003
AFP/CPRN Survey of Fundraisers Presentation 24 Mar 2003
Skills and Training in the Non-profit Sector - Human Resources in the Non-profit Sector - No|3 Research Report 12 Mar 2003
Job Quality in Non-profit Organizations - Human Resources in the Non-profit Sector - No|2 Research Report 10 Jan 2003
Mapping the Non-profit Sector - Human Resources in the Non-profit Sector - No|1 Research Report 17 Dec 2002
Charities Doing Commercial Ventures: Societal and Organizational Implications Research Report 3 Apr 1998
Tax Incentives for Charities in Canada Research Report 22 Oct 1997
Organizational and Supervisory Law in the Nonprofit Sector Research Report 30 Sep 1997
The Emerging Sector: In Search of a Framework Research Report 10 Jul 1997