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).