Though many organizations in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector are focused on providing employment services, alleviating poverty and promoting community health and well-being, little attention is paid to the sector’s role as an employer in promoting these same goals. 

However, the health of the NFP sector as an employer directly impacts the effectiveness of organizations and their ability to meet their goals, missions and mandates. The report argues that a sector that champions decent work — both at a community level and through investing in its employees — will have an increased ability to make community impacts due to better engagement and effectiveness from its workers.

Prepared By: Jamie Van Ymeren & Lisa Lalande

Published By: Mowat NFP, Ontario Nonprofit Network & Toronto Neighbourhood Centres

Publication Date: November 2015

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