About the Sector
Ontario’s nonprofit sector is the largest in Canada. As our infographic shows, it is a socio-economic force driving the province and our communities. Together, nonprofits address community challenges and opportunities through on-the-ground solutions that improve the lives of Ontarians.
Ontario’s Nonprofit Sector: a large driver of economic and social development
- 55,000 nonprofits and charities operating in communities across Ontario
- Employs over one million workers (600,000 full-time workers)
- 5.2 million volunteers
- Contributes 2.6% of Ontario’s GDP; $50 billion in economic impact
- 45% of income is earned independently of government funding and donations