Our goal is to strengthen and support the nonprofit sector labour force and its diverse and active volunteer base. This will result in the mobilization of a decent work movement in the sector.
Job quality issues affect many of the sector’s one million employees, including salaries and overtime pay; low levels of pension plan and benefits coverage; high-rates of part-time and contract employment; underinvestment in training and development; and poor work-life balance. There is a need to improve working conditions for all – in the nonprofit sector and beyond. The decent work movement presents an opportunity for our sector to act as a champion of good working conditions through organizational practices and funding reform.
To attract and retain the best people, Ontario’s nonprofit sector must position itself as a “sector of choice” for good career opportunities. Ontario’s nonprofit sector would be strengthened by better labour market information and coordinated labour force planning, including leadership development; diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives; intentional career paths; and succession planning.
Reducing barriers to employment and volunteering by creating a fair and streamlined process for police record checks.