BC's Non-Profit Sector Impact

Impact of the Non-profit Sector Infographic

Vantage Point’s Sector Narrative working group developed an infographic to create a clear picture of the size, scope, and impact of the non-profit sector.

Our goal is to inform government of the importance of the sector, and the immense value that non-profits bring to the economy and lives of people in British Columbia.

For Non-profits

We encourage non-profits to make use of this infographic to support their discussions with government, partners, and their broader networks. Below you will find the infographic available for download.

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For Government

We are calling on government to recognize the crucial role non-profits play in BC. Non-profits address some of the most critical challenges of our time and are vital to the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the time to partner with and invest in the non-profit sector.

Find out how you can support the non-profit sector by reaching out to:

Omar Dominguez
Director, Government Relations & Sector Development



Average Salary

Employment in non-profit institutions by sub-sector (x 1,000). Table  36-10-0617-01. (2017). Statistics Canada. Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/cv.action?pid=3610061701#timeframe

Income of individuals by age group, sex and income source, Canada, provinces and selected census metropolitan areas. Table 11-10-0239-01. (2018) Statistics Canada. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.25318/1110023901-eng

Production, income and outlay accounts of non-profit institutions (x 1,000,000). Table  36-10-0613-01.  (2017). Statistics Canada.  Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3610061301

The Daily - Non-profit institutions and volunteering: Economic contribution, 2007 to 2017. (2019). Statistics Canada. Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/190305/dq190305a-eng.htm

BC Charitable Donations

Characteristics of the labour market in British Columbia’s non-profit sector. (2014). Ference Weicker & Co. 

Charitable donations – Canada, provinces and territories. Table  11-10-0130-01. (2019). Statistics Canada. Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/190208/t001c-eng.htm

BC Non-Profit GDP

B.C. GDP by industry dollars 2007-2016 current. (2019). Government of BC. Retrieved from https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/data/statistics/economy/bc-economic-accounts-gdp Statistics Canada. Table 36-10-0452-01

Gross domestic product (GDP) and income of non-profit institutions by activity (x 1,000,000). Table 36-10-0614-01. (2019). Statistics Canada. Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3610061401&pickMembers%5B0%5D=1.11&pickMembers%5B1%5D=3.1&pickMembers%5B2%5D=4.2

Culture and sport indicators by domain and sub-domain, by province and territory, product perspective (x 1,000). (2017). Statistics Canada. Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3610045201&pickMembers%5B0%5D=1.11&pickMembers%5B1%5D=2.1

Econic Value of Volunteering in BC. Table 36-10-0618-01: Economic value of volunteering activity (x 1,000,000). (2013). Statistics Canada. Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3610061801&pickMembers%5V0%5D=1.11

Equivalent of volunteer hours in full time jobs. Table 45-10-0012-01. (2013). Statistics Canada. Volunteer rate and average annual volunteer hours, by age group. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.25318/4510001201-eng

COVID-19 Impact on Non-Profits

No Immunity Report: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Our Sector. (2020). Vantage Point, Vancouver Foundation, Victoria Foundation. Retrieved from https://www.thevantagepoint.ca/blog/no-immunity-impacts-covid-19-our-sector

Gender Breakdown in Non-Profits

Characteristics of the labour market in British Columbia's non-profit sector. (2014). Ference Weicker & co.

Number of Jobs in BC Community Non-Profits

Employment in non-profit institutions by sub-sector (x 1,000). Table 36-10-0617-01. (2017). Statistics Canada. Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/cv.action?pid=3610061701#timeframe

Number of Non-Profits in BC

List of charities: Advanced search. (2019). BC Registry Services. Canada Revenue Agency. Retrieved from https://apps.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/hacc/srch/pub/dsplyAdvncdSrch

Percent of BC Charities participating in earned revenue activities. Earned income-generating activities among Canadian charities: A summary of findings from Imagine Canada's Sector Monitor. (2013). Imagine Canada. Retrieved from http://sectorsource.ca/sites/default/files/resources/ic-research/earned-income-report-en_2013.pdf

Percentage of British Columbians engaged in volunteering activities over the past year
Vancouver Foundation. (2019). Vital signs 2019. Vancouver Foundation. Retrieved from https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/our-work/initiatives/vital-signs

Revenue Sources

Production, income and outlay accounts of non-profit institutions (x 1,000,000). Table 36-10-0613-01.  (2019). Statistics Canada. Retrieved from https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3610061301

Size of BC Non-Profit Revenues

Characteristics of the labour market in British Columbia’s non-profit sector. (2014). Ference Weicker & Co.




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