Our Policy Priorities: Labour Force Strategy

ONN POLICY PRIORITIES 2019-2020

LABOUR FORCE STRATEGY

Build a strategy to strengthen Ontario’s one million-strong nonprofit workforce and diverse volunteer base

THE ISSUE

The nonprofit sector’s approach to workforce development is fragmented and reactive.
To attract and retain the best people, Ontario’s nonprofit sector must position itself as a “sector of choice” for good careers as well as good volunteer opportunities. Ontario’s nonprofit sector would be strengthened by better coordinated labour force planning, including leadership development, meaningful volunteer opportunities, and succession planning.

POLICY STATEMENT

ONN advocates for coordinated workforce planning across the nonprofit sector to support a growing, diverse, resilient, inclusive, and well supported labour force and volunteer base.

NEXT STEPS

Advocate for the governments of Ontario and Canada to:

  • Recognize and measure the social and economic contributions of the nonprofit sector’s paid labour force and volunteer base to the well-being of Ontarians.

Work with the Ontario nonprofit sector to: