Many consider the nonprofit sector to be the heart of the Nova Scotia economy. Nonprofits are increasingly called upon, or created to, respond to the unmet needs of society. While many may appreciate the social contribution of nonprofits, few people truly understand their economic impact or the challenges that are keeping the organizations in this sector from fulfilling their potential.
In this report, APEC’s analysis of the economic contribution of nonprofits shows a clearer picture of the impact of this important sector.
APEC’s analysis of the economic contribution of nonprofits shows a clearer picture of the impact of this important sector.
To better understand nonprofits and the challenges they are facing in Nova Scotia a survey was undertaken in the fall of 2019. The results show a sector that faces several challenges but is working hard to overcome them with limited resources.
More support, or a refocusing of support, is needed to ensure nonprofits can deliver the services they are being called on to provide.
This project was commissioned by the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS).
APEC President & CEO, David Chaundy, highlights nonprofit pressure during the Great Shutdown
APEC commentary on how nonprofits are facing increased pressure during COVID-19 containment measures is available here.