Diversity of Charity and Non-profit Boards (DCNB)

The purpose of this crowdsourcing questionnaire is to better understand who serves on the boards of charities and non-profits. In addition to collecting information about the diversity of board members, we explore topics such as what organizations do, who they serve, and where they are located.

This information will help non-profits and charities better understand how their board compares to those of similar organizations. Data may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Anybody involved in the governance of a charity or non-profit organization can complete the questionnaire. Although voluntary, your participation is important so that the information collected is as accurate and complete as possible.

Participate now in this Collection on Diversity of Charity and Non-profit Boards (DCNB)

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Our commitment to accessibility:

We are continuing to work towards improving accessibility for all Canadians. For survey participation, our Collection Portal follows Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and individuals who are blind or visually impaired can access our content using standard screen reading software. Deaf or hard-of-hearing people who use an operator-assisted relay service can call us during regular business hours. They do not need to authorize the operator to contact us. They can also obtain additional support through our TTY line: 1-866-753-7083.

Collection period:

From December 4, 2020 to January 18, 2021

Collection methods:

Electronic questionnaire


Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

Data sharing agreements and record linkage

To enhance the data from this data collection and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

Published data

Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

For more information about this survey

survey number 5344