Driving Change Survey—Headline Findings
Selected findings from A National Study of Canadian Nonprofit Executive Leaders
Only Executive Directors or their equivalent were asked to take part in the research.
The HR Council thanks the 1,251 Executive Directors who took part and the 231 Board Chairs who took the time to participate in a parallel survey.
Further results from the survey will be released by the HR Council in the coming months.
Current State of Skills Development
The Canadian Nonprofit Sector
A sector-wide leadership and skills development strategy is critical if the sector is to continue to grow and play a vital role not only as major sources of employment but also as agencies responsible for a growing role in the delivery of services.
This Current State of Skills Development: The Canadian Nonprofit Sector Report (Current State Report) is designed to develop a strategic skills development plan for the nonprofit sector in Canada.
Read the full report here.
Driving Change: A National Study of Canadian Nonprofit Executive Leaders
The HR Council is asking an important question: Is there a leadership deficit? As the HR Council points out, there have been several Canadian and American studies conducted that highlight concerns about leadership success, and where the future leaders of nonprofits will come from.
They highlight that there are many questions about the executive director occupation, but there has been very little evidence to either confirm the existence of the issue, or build strategies to address the problem.
To provide this necessary information, the HR Council wished to understand more about the people currently occupying the executive director or equivalent role within Canada’s nonprofits.