Your Connection to Canada’s Volunteering Community

Research and Resources

Volunteer Canada has an active applied research program that directly contributes to improved practice and policy to strengthen volunteering and citizen engagement. Working collaboratively with other leadership organizations, businesses and government departments, we monitor social trends, explore innovative models and gather inspiring practices to build healthy and resilient communities. Exploring all facets of volunteering is a vital aspect of what we do. Here, we present some key findings that shed light on different ways that volunteering contributes to and affects society—in Canada and around the world.

Did You Know?

Volunteering changes throughout the lifecycle, along with evolving priorities, circumstances and interests (Bridging the Gap).

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Library

As a leader in the voluntary sector, we offer a wealth of resources and publications on a wide range of topics affecting volunteers and volunteer-involving organizations. Stay...

Data on Giving, Volunteering and Participating in Canada

The volunteering landscape in Canada is constantly evolving. To better understand the habits and motivations of volunteers, Statistics Canada researches giving,...

Volunteering and Healthy Aging

Volunteering can play a vital role in healthy aging. Remaining active and staying connected to the community can have a tremendous positive impact on a person’s social,...

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap: Enriching the Volunteer Experience to Build a Better Future for Our Communities Volunteer Canada listens to the experiences of volunteers and...
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