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Giving, Volunteering and Participation Data Insights

What Giving, Volunteering and
Participation Data Can You Find Here?

The General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating (GSS GVP) is one of the focus areas of the General Social Survey program from Statistics Canada.

The objectives of the survey are three-fold:

This survey is the source data for all insights on this page.

The survey is the result of a partnership between federal government departments and voluntary sector organizations that includes Canadian Heritage, Health Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, Statistics Canada, Imagine Canada, and Volunteer Canada.

How the GSS-GVP Can Help You

Using the GSS-GVP data can:

2018 Data Insights