Sector Monitor


Since 2009, the goal of the Sector Monitor program is to provide relevant and timely information on the issues facing charities and nonprofits to the sector itself and to various sector stakeholders, including Imagine Canada members, policymakers, business leaders, the media and the Canadian public.

Sector Monitor: Public Policy ActivitiesSector Monitor: Public Policy Activities

Responses to this edition of the Sector Monitor indicate that most charities (67%) are involved in some form of public policy activity, including 31% involved in political activities. This is substantially more than commonly believed.

How many charities engage in public policy? How has the advocacy chill affected charities? Has engagement in public policy changed over time? Why do charities engage in public policy?

The ninth and most recent edition of our Sector Monitor was conducted between November 17, 2015 and January 15, 2016.


See previous editions of the Sector Monitor  along with factsheets and presentations.


The Sector Monitor is made possible through funding received from The Vancouver Foundation.



Future Issues of the Sector Monitor 

If you would like your organization to be involved in future Sector Monitor surveys or would like more information on the Sector Monitor program, please email us at

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