Compensation of Full-Time Employees in Small Charities in Canada (2010)
This report provides a statistical profile of compensation in small charities1 in Canada that employ full-time, full-year employees. It draws on the complete set of Registered Charity Information Returns (“T3010’s”) submitted to the Canada Revenue Agency by small charities in 2010 in order to examine compensation costs for full-time employees and the distribution of employees in four compensation ranges.

Interactive map: Average compensation costs in small charities across Canada

Putting compensation data to work

Money matters: compensation in the nonprofit sector

Comparative compensation information makes it easier for employers to target salary levels, assess existing salaries, determine their market position, and to determine what the wage gap is relative to other sectors. Access to information about compensation also helps employees negotiate for better wages and benefits and to make informed career decisions.

Compensation data: How to make it work for your organization

Equipped with knowledge of the wider compensation landscape, organizations can ensure that they compensate employees in ways that are both competitive and aligned with their organizations’ objectives.

A dialogue about compensation survey data

On April 7, 2011 representatives of nine environmental nonprofits gathered in Toronto via web conference to discuss the preliminary results of the TREC 2011 Salary and Benefits Survey. The participants in this discussion are people who filled in the questionnaires and will use the survey data in the course of their work.

Compensation data success stories

How a small nonprofit assessed their compensation program

Creating a customized compensation and employee engagement survey

How a network of community-based organizations created consistent and competitive compensation