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Michael Choo

Research Analyst
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Elena Bird

Associate Director of Research and Analysis
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Volunteers and Donors in Arts and Culture Organizations in Canada in 2010

March 1, 2013

This report highlights the volunteer time and financial donations given to Canadian arts and culture organizations. This includes analysis of the number of arts and culture volunteers, volunteer hours, volunteer positions/activities/skills gained, reasons for and barriers to volunteering, number of arts and culture donors, value of donations, donor motivations, the demographics of arts and culture volunteers and donors, and comparisons with other types of not-for-profit organizations, as well as trends over time. Some provincial data is provided, including key statistics for Ontario arts and culture volunteers and donors.

This report is part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series by Hill Strategies Research. It is based on Statistics Canada’s 2010 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering, and Participating (GSS-GVP).

The Statistical Insights on the Arts series is funded by the Ontario Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts as part of our shared commitment to making arts research available to inform the work of Canada’s arts community and educate the general public about Canada’s arts sector.