Canadian non-profits need an HR council (again) — here’s why, according to sector leaders

During COVID-19, non-profit labour market data is more essential than ever.

Why It Matters

Plenty of reports, studies, and surveys on Canadian non-profits exist, but very few of them cover the nation’s non-profit workforce in a comprehensive manner. In a time when organizations are laying off staff and preparing shoestring operating budgets, having good human resources coast-to-coast could be vital for non-profit directors.

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