Alberta's Voluntary Sector

The Non-profit/Voluntary Sector (NPVS) touches virtually all aspects of community life in Alberta. The NPVS consists of over 24,000 charities and non-profit organizations including groups such as:

  • Community associations
  • Recreational sports
  • Faith-based
  • Arts
  • Cultural
  • Health
  • Social services

Approximately 176,000 Albertans are employed in the sector, and 1.4 million Albertans volunteer across cultural sectors. The Non-profit/Voluntary sector contributes $9.6 billion in revenue to the Alberta economy.

Alberta Non-profit/Voluntary Sector Initiative

The Alberta Non-profit/Voluntary Sector Initiative (ANVSI) demonstrates the power of collaboration. This initiative reflects the GoA's commitment to working with the NPVS to find solutions to challenges affecting the long-term health of the sector and its ability to continue supporting strong and vital communities.

Minister's Regional Dialogues

The NPVS faces multiple issues. The following reports from the regional dialogues held in 2009 and 2010 capture many of the issues faced by the sector.

Reflections on Leadership

15 Albertans share lessons and insights about what it means to be a leader and a community-builder. These informative and inspirational stories provide valuable perspectives on the role of leadership in the non-profit and voluntary sector.

Last reviewed/revised: November 30, 2017
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