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The importance of our charitable and nonprofit organizations. Our confidence in them. New information about the nonprofit and charitable sector in Canada. The speaker's thoughts on what we can do this information. The National Survey of Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations. The size and scope of Canada's charitable and nonprofit sector. A companion study by Statistics Canada that looks at the sector's economic impact. What the research tells us. Funding and sources of funding. Other challenges. A worrisome future. What we can do to make our communities stronger and more vibrant. Closing remarks addressed to those in the audience who haven't been engaged with nonprofits or charitable organizations to date.