Fact Sheet on employer support for volunteering

Statistics Canada has released a fact sheet on employer support for volunteering (ESV). For the first time, the 2013 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating (GSS GVP) permits the calculation of volunteering rates of employees with or without employer support. This fact sheet explores to what extent ESV is associated with an increase in employee participation in volunteer activities and examines if employer support for volunteering varies by industry.

The fact sheet is available here: Spotlight on Canadians: Results from the General Social Survey – Employer support of volunteering: Underlying characteristics of participation and presence of support measures

Please contact Patric Fournier-Savard (Patric.Fournier-Savard@canada.ca) for more information about the fact sheet.

For information about Volunteer Canada’s ESV resources, please visit https://volunteer.ca/esv or contact Paula Speevak, President and CEO, Volunteer Canada pspeevak@volunteer.ca