Newly Released Report on the State of the Nonprofit Sector and its Economic Impact

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia (CSCNS) commissioned the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) to survey the Nonprofit Sector in Nova Scotia. APEC has compiled the findings of that survey along with economic impact data drawn from Statistics Canada (and other sources) to deliver a comprehensive and compelling analysis and policy implications.

Highlights from this report include:

  • The nonprofit sector’s contribution to our GDP, including indirect and induced benefits, is valued at $1.7 billion annually.


  • Hourly compensation for nonprofit paid employees averaged about $24 in 2018; 20% below the $30 per hour average for all industries in NS.


  • Nonprofits employ 20,000 people. This is close to the size of the financial services sector.

Read the report today!

To view the full report or find a downloadable copy of a 4-page summary of the highlights, visit our website!