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  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100037
    Description:

    Older generations are more likely than younger generations to be self-isolating and limiting their volunteer activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the pandemic has had a series of impacts that vary depending on the type of volunteer organization. Physical distancing and necessary health protection measures quickly affected the provision of face-to-face services, events and meetings involving gatherings of people. At the same time, recent media reports have highlighted many examples of individuals directly assisting others, including picking-up and dropping-off groceries and other supplies in the community, cooking meals, sewing non-medical masks, sharing information and providing emotional support via online social media platforms.

    Using data from the 2018 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating (GSS GVP), this article documents how people of various generations contribute to volunteering in Canada. Although these data predate the COVID-19 pandemic, they provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities of volunteering in the current situation.

    Release date: 2020-06-26

  • Stats in brief: 89-652-X2016004
    Description:

    This fact sheet looks at participation in volunteer activities when employees receive various forms of support for volunteering from their employer. It also provides an overview of the distribution of the types of employer support for volunteering by various job-market-related characteristics and for certain sociodemographic characteristics recognized as being determinants of volunteering.

    Release date: 2016-06-27

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201500114232
    Description:

    This study provides new information on the political participation of youth aged 15 to 24 years. It examines the likelihood of voting in the next federal election (as reported in 2013) and participation in the previous election, as well as participation in non-electoral political activities, such as signing petitions or participating in demonstrations or public meetings. The study also provides information on the degree of civic engagement of youth, which is often perceived as a key indicator of social capital.

    Release date: 2015-10-07

  • Articles and reports: 89-652-X2015003
    Description:

    This report provides a profile of volunteerism in Canada, examining trends in volunteer rates and hours volunteered, the characteristics of volunteers, the sectors benefiting from volunteering, types of volunteer activities, and motivations for and barriers to volunteering. Also presented are patterns in informal volunteering, defined here as acts helping people directly, whether it is family, friends or neighbours.

    Release date: 2015-06-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2015001
    Description:

    This infographic describes results on volunteering from the 2013 General Social Survey (GSS) on Giving, Volunteering and Participating. The survey was undertaken to better understand how Canadians support individuals and communities on their own or through their involvement with charitable and non-profit organizations.

    Release date: 2015-04-08

  • Articles and reports: 89-652-X2015001
    Description:

    This report uses the most recent data from the General Social Survey (GSS) 2013 on Giving, Volunteering and Participating to profile volunteering and charitable giving in Canada. The first section presents information about individuals aged 15 years and over who volunteered in 2013, their characteristics and the number of hours they provided. The second section focuses on charitable giving, including changes in donation rates and in the amounts given by Canadians of all ages.

    Release date: 2015-01-30

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X201200111669
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines donating and volunteering among immigrants in Canada: their reasons for doing so or not, the amounts of money and time they give and the types of organizations that they support. It compares immigrants to other Canadians and considers how the philanthropic behaviour of immigrants changes as they establish themselves in Canada. The data are from the 2010 Survey of Giving Volunteering and Participating.

    Release date: 2012-05-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X201200111670
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines employer support of volunteering in Canada. It focuses on volunteers who are employed, examining the different types of employer support they receive. It also looks at the number of hours volunteered by supported employees, as well as the type of activities they engage in and work-related skills they acquire through volunteering. Possible effects of employer support are explored, including how it relates to employees' perceptions that volunteering increases their chances of job success.

    Release date: 2012-05-17

  • Public use microdata: 89M0017X
    Description:

    The public use microdata file from the 2010 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating is now available. This file contains information collected from nearly 15,000 respondents aged 15 and over residing in private households in the provinces.The public use microdata file provides provincial-level information about the ways in which Canadians donate money and in-kind gifts to charitable and nonprofit organizations; volunteer their time to these organizations; provide help directly to others. Socio-demographic, income and labour force data are also included on the file.

    Release date: 2012-05-04

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X201200111637
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines charitable giving by Canadians, comparing information about donors and donations in 2010 and 2007. It profiles the types of organizations that received the larger amounts of donations, distinguishing between religious and other organizations. It also looks at motivations for donating and reasons for not giving more, including what may have bothered donors about how they were asked to donate. The data comes from the Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2010.

    Release date: 2012-04-16
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  • Public use microdata: 89M0017X
    Description:

    The public use microdata file from the 2010 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating is now available. This file contains information collected from nearly 15,000 respondents aged 15 and over residing in private households in the provinces.The public use microdata file provides provincial-level information about the ways in which Canadians donate money and in-kind gifts to charitable and nonprofit organizations; volunteer their time to these organizations; provide help directly to others. Socio-demographic, income and labour force data are also included on the file.

    Release date: 2012-05-04

  • Table: 89-649-X
    Description:

    This publication offers national highlights as well as data tables from the 2010 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering, and Participating (CSGVP). This survey was undertaken to better understand how Canadians support individuals and communities on their own or through their involvement with charitable and non-profit organizations. For this survey, thousands of Canadians aged 15 and over were asked how they: gave money and other resources to individuals and to organizations; and volunteered time to help others and to enhance their communities. This publication will provide an overview of national estimates and highlights as well as national, provincial and territorial indicators that provide a measure of Canada's volunteer activities and charitable contributions in Canada.

    Release date: 2012-03-21

  • Public use microdata: 12M0022X
    Description:

    This package was designed to enable users to access and manipulate the microdata file for Cycle 22 (2008) of the General Social Survey (GSS). It contains information on the objectives, methodology and estimation procedures, as well as guidelines for releasing estimates based on the survey. Cycle 22 collected data from persons 15 years and over living in private households in Canada, excluding residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut; and full-time residents of institutions. The survey covered a range of topics such as social networks, and social and civic participation. Information was also collected on major changes in respondents' lives in the last 12 months, the resources they used during these transitions and unmet needs for help. Questions were also asked on trust, sense of belonging, volunteering and unpaid work.

    Release date: 2010-03-05

  • Public use microdata: 12M0017X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Topics covered include social contact with friends and relatives, unpaid help given and received, volunteering and charitable giving, civic engagement, political engagement, religious participation, trust and reciprocity. Cycle 17 of the General Social Survey is the first cycle to collect detailed information on social engagement in Canada.

    The target population for Cycle 17 is all persons 15 years of age and older in Canada, excluding residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and full-time residents of institutions.

    Release date: 2004-11-05
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  • Stats in brief: 45-28-0001202000100037
    Description:

    Older generations are more likely than younger generations to be self-isolating and limiting their volunteer activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the pandemic has had a series of impacts that vary depending on the type of volunteer organization. Physical distancing and necessary health protection measures quickly affected the provision of face-to-face services, events and meetings involving gatherings of people. At the same time, recent media reports have highlighted many examples of individuals directly assisting others, including picking-up and dropping-off groceries and other supplies in the community, cooking meals, sewing non-medical masks, sharing information and providing emotional support via online social media platforms.

    Using data from the 2018 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating (GSS GVP), this article documents how people of various generations contribute to volunteering in Canada. Although these data predate the COVID-19 pandemic, they provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities of volunteering in the current situation.

    Release date: 2020-06-26

  • Stats in brief: 89-652-X2016004
    Description:

    This fact sheet looks at participation in volunteer activities when employees receive various forms of support for volunteering from their employer. It also provides an overview of the distribution of the types of employer support for volunteering by various job-market-related characteristics and for certain sociodemographic characteristics recognized as being determinants of volunteering.

    Release date: 2016-06-27

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201500114232
    Description:

    This study provides new information on the political participation of youth aged 15 to 24 years. It examines the likelihood of voting in the next federal election (as reported in 2013) and participation in the previous election, as well as participation in non-electoral political activities, such as signing petitions or participating in demonstrations or public meetings. The study also provides information on the degree of civic engagement of youth, which is often perceived as a key indicator of social capital.

    Release date: 2015-10-07

  • Articles and reports: 89-652-X2015003
    Description:

    This report provides a profile of volunteerism in Canada, examining trends in volunteer rates and hours volunteered, the characteristics of volunteers, the sectors benefiting from volunteering, types of volunteer activities, and motivations for and barriers to volunteering. Also presented are patterns in informal volunteering, defined here as acts helping people directly, whether it is family, friends or neighbours.

    Release date: 2015-06-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2015001
    Description:

    This infographic describes results on volunteering from the 2013 General Social Survey (GSS) on Giving, Volunteering and Participating. The survey was undertaken to better understand how Canadians support individuals and communities on their own or through their involvement with charitable and non-profit organizations.

    Release date: 2015-04-08

  • Articles and reports: 89-652-X2015001
    Description:

    This report uses the most recent data from the General Social Survey (GSS) 2013 on Giving, Volunteering and Participating to profile volunteering and charitable giving in Canada. The first section presents information about individuals aged 15 years and over who volunteered in 2013, their characteristics and the number of hours they provided. The second section focuses on charitable giving, including changes in donation rates and in the amounts given by Canadians of all ages.

    Release date: 2015-01-30

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X201200111669
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines donating and volunteering among immigrants in Canada: their reasons for doing so or not, the amounts of money and time they give and the types of organizations that they support. It compares immigrants to other Canadians and considers how the philanthropic behaviour of immigrants changes as they establish themselves in Canada. The data are from the 2010 Survey of Giving Volunteering and Participating.

    Release date: 2012-05-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X201200111670
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines employer support of volunteering in Canada. It focuses on volunteers who are employed, examining the different types of employer support they receive. It also looks at the number of hours volunteered by supported employees, as well as the type of activities they engage in and work-related skills they acquire through volunteering. Possible effects of employer support are explored, including how it relates to employees' perceptions that volunteering increases their chances of job success.

    Release date: 2012-05-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X201200111637
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines charitable giving by Canadians, comparing information about donors and donations in 2010 and 2007. It profiles the types of organizations that received the larger amounts of donations, distinguishing between religious and other organizations. It also looks at motivations for donating and reasons for not giving more, including what may have bothered donors about how they were asked to donate. The data comes from the Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2010.

    Release date: 2012-04-16

  • Articles and reports: 11-008-X201200111638
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines volunteering in Canada: volunteer rates, number of hours volunteered and types of organizations supported. It describes key socioeconomic characteristics of volunteers, types of volunteer activities, motivations for volunteering and barriers to volunteering. The article also examines "informal volunteering", that is, direct help provided to family, friends and neighbours. Data are from the 2010 Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating.

    Release date: 2012-04-16
Reference (3)

Reference (3) ((3 results))

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 96-328-M2004031
    Description:

    This activity looks at how greenhouses in the North are changing the ways in which people in more remote regions of the country have access to fresh produce for a longer part of the year.

    Release date: 2005-03-18

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 89F0123X
    Description:

    This web page contains examples of societal indicators identified in Managing for results, 1999 tabled in Parliament by the President of the Treasury Board of Canada. Information on societal trends is provided on three clusters of societal indicators: health, environment and physical security; economic opportunity and participation; and social participation and inclusion.

    Release date: 2001-01-23

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 71F0023X1999001
    Release date: 1999-01-28
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