The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

November 05, 2014 06:00 ET

Chief Economist for Canada's Charitable and Nonprofit Sector at Imagine Canada to Address the Economic Club

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2014) - The role of charities in the Canadian economy has been undervalued by business, government and arguably by charities themselves. However, the sector is now so large and expanding so rapidly that its opportunities it creates for business and government can no longer be ignored.

In Canada, as in most developed economies, the charitable sector is a significant component of national income (8 + % of GNP); a big employer (10+% of employment) and is growing faster than the economy as a whole. This growth is driven by demand and value. Fundamental economic and demographic realities mean that demands for health and social services, culture and recreation are growing rapidly - and these are precisely the areas in which charities specialize and excel.

WHO: Brian Emmett
Chief Economist for Canada's Charitable and Nonprofit Sector
Imagine Canada
WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
"Chief Economist at Imagine Canada to address the Economic Club"
DATE: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
TIME: 11:45 am-1:30 pm
WHERE: The Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

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