“This is groundbreaking information”: New report quantifies non-profit wage gaps

Between 2010 and 2019, non-profit sector employment increased by 32 per cent for immigrants

Why It Matters

Non-profits pay employees less and hire more women, immigrants and racialized people than other sectors of the economy. Knowing more about un-equitable compensation is key to improving working conditions and raising wages.

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