Alberta’s non-profit and voluntary sector

Information, resources and programs for organizations working in the non-profit and voluntary sector.

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Alberta’s non-profit and voluntary sector


The non-profit and voluntary sector touches almost all aspects of community life in Alberta. The sector consists of over 26,000 charities and non-profit organizations.

Almost 300,000 Albertans are employed in the sector, and 1.9 million Albertans volunteer across cultural sectors. The non-profit and voluntary sector contributes almost $5.5 billion in gross domestic product to the Alberta economy.

In focus

ANVSI is a collaboration of the government and the non-profit voluntary sector to build healthy, active communities.
Recent Government of Alberta initiatives to help strengthen Alberta’s non-profit, voluntary sector.
Initiatives and partnerships to build capacity and help improve access to non-profit sector data.


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Enhanced Capacity Advancement Program

This program provides funding for up to 3 years to Alberta-based capacity building non-profit organizations

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Supports and services for non-profits

Resources, supports and services to help your organization learn and grow to achieve your vision.

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Alberta Northern Lights Volunteer Recognition Program

Honouring the everyday heroes who are helping to make life better in communities across the province.

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Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards

Nominate a youth, adult or senior volunteer who has contributed to the well-being of their community.


Connect with us if you have questions or comments for the various non-profit programs and services. See our contact page for details.