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% of adults who report volunteering with sport and time spent volunteering with sport in the past 12 months

Canada Volunteering with sport in past year Average hours in past 12 months volunteering with sport
Total 27% 103
Men 29% 122
Women 25% 82
Age    
18 to 24 31% 96
25 to 44 29% 83
45 to 64 29% 121
65 years and older 19% 109
Household income    
<$30,000/year 15% 87
$30,000-$59,999 23% 88
$60,000-$79,999 26% 86
$80,000-$99,999 31% 104
$100,000-$120,000 31% 83
≥$120,000 34% 119
Community size    
<10,000 residents 30% 109
10,000-99,999 29% 101
100,000-499,999 27% 105
≥500,000 25% 95
Region    
Atlantic 30% 105
Quebec 21% 94
Ontario 25% 110
West 32% 101
North - -
(-) Suppressed cell    
Source: CFLRI, 2020 Sport Monitor

 % of adults reporting adequate volunteer training

Canada Not at all or very Somewhat Moderately or a great extent
Total 23% 21% 56%
Men 22% 22% 56%
Women 23% 20% 56%
Age      
18 to 24 - - 61%
25 to 44 23% 21% 56%
45 to 64 24% 21% 55%
65 years and older 23% 19% 57%
Household income      
<$30,000/year - - 56%
$30,000-$59,999 26% 19% 55%
$60,000-$79,999 21% 23% 56%
$80,000-$99,999 20% 21% 59%
$100,000-$120,000 23% - 55%
≥$120,000 19% 20% 61%
Community size      
<10,000 residents 27% 24% 49%
10,000-99,999 23% 23% 54%
100,000-499,999 23% 17% 61%
≥500,000 18% 22% 60%
Region      
Atlantic - - 51%
Quebec 38% 19% 43%
Ontario 22% 16% 62%
West 16% 26% 58%
North - - -
(-) Suppressed cell      
Source: CFLRI, 2020 Sport Monitor  

 % of adults reporting that volunteer contribution is valued

Canada Not at all or very Somewhat Moderately or a great extent
Total 3% 9% 88%
Men - 10% 87%
Women - 9% 89%
Age      
18 to 24 - - 88%
25 to 44 - 9% 89%
45 to 64 - 10% 87%
65 years and older - - 89%
Household income      
<$30,000/year - - 88%
$30,000-$59,999 - - 85%
$60,000-$79,999 - - 87%
$80,000-$99,999 - - 89%
$100,000-$120,000 - - 88%
≥$120,000 - - 90%
Community size      
<10,000 residents - - 90%
10,000-99,999 - 12% 87%
100,000-499,999 - - 89%
≥500,000 - 9% 88%
Region      
Atlantic - - 92%
Quebec - - 87%
Ontario - 9% 87%
West - 10% 89%
North - - -
(-) Suppressed cell      
Source: CFLRI, 2020 Sport Monitor  

 % of adults reporting that volunteering is contributing positively to the organization/community

Canada Not at all or very Somewhat Moderately or a great extent
Total 2% 7% 91%
Men - 6% 92%
Women - 8% 90%
Age      
18 to 24 - - 91%
25 to 44 - - 92%
45 to 64 - - 92%
65 years and older - 11% 86%
Household income      
<$30,000/year - - 88%
$30,000-$59,999 - - 90%
$60,000-$79,999 - - 88%
$80,000-$99,999, - - 91%
$100,000-$120,000 - - 93%
≥$120,000 - - 93%
Community size      
<10,000 residents - - 92%
10,000-99,999 - - 92%
100,000-499,999 - - 91%
≥500,000 - - 91%
Region      
Atlantic - - 89%
Quebec - - 88%
Ontario - 8% 89%
West - - 94%
North - - -
(-) Suppressed cell      
Source: CFLRI, 2020 Sport Monitor  

% of adults rating the quality of volunteer experience

Canada Negative to some degree Neutral Positive to some extent
Total - 9% 90%
Men - 10% 90%
Women - 8% 90%
Age      
18 to 24 - - 91%
25 to 44 - 11% 88%
45 to 64 - 8% 91%
65 years and older - - 91%
Household income      
<$30,000/year - - 91%
$30,000-$59,999 - - 89%
$60,000-$79,999 - - 94%
$80,000-$99,999 - - 89%
$100,000-$120,000 - - 89%
≥$120,000 - - 92%
Community size      
<10,000 residents - - 89%
10,000-99,999 - - 91%
100,000-499,999 - - 89%
≥500,000 - - 91%
Region      
Atlantic - - 90%
Quebec - - 89%
Ontario - 9% 90%
West - 10% 90%
North - - -
(-) Suppressed cell      
Source: CFLRI, 2020 Sport Monitor    

Atlantic

% of adults who report volunteering with sport and time spent volunteering with sport in the past 12 months

Atlantic Volunteering with sport in past year Average hours in past 12 months volunteering with sport
Total 30% 105
Men 35% 149
Women 25% 40
Age    
18 to 24 - -
25 to 44 34% 58
45 to 64 32% 93
65 years and older - -
Household income    
<$30,000/year - -
$30,000-$59,999 - -
$60,000-$79,999 - -
$80,000-$99,999, - -
$100,000-$120,000 - -
≥$120,000 - -
Community size    
<10,000 residents 30% 124
10,000-99,999 37% 128
100,000-499,999 - -
≥500,000 - -
(-) Suppressed cell    
Source: CFLRI, 2020 Sport Monitor  

Quebec

% of adults who report volunteering with sport and time spent volunteering with sport in the past 12 months

Quebec Volunteering with sport in past year Average hours in past 12 months volunteering with sport
Total 21% 94
Men 22% 120
Women 21% 71
Age    
18 to 24 - -
25 to 44 26% 89
45 to 64 19% 94
65 years and older 19% 126
Household income    
<$30,000/year - -
$30,000-$59,999 23% 110
$60,000-$79,999 24% 91
$80,000-$99,999 27% 141
$100,000-$120,000 31% 39
≥$120,000 - -
Community size    
<10,000 residents 23% 84
10,000-99,999 20% 72
100,000-499,999 28% 89
≥500,000 18% 103
(-) Suppressed cell    
Source: CFLRI, 2020 Sport Monitor  

Ontario

% of adults who report volunteering with sport and time spent volunteering with sport in the past 12 months

Ontario Volunteering with sport in past year Average hours in past 12 months volunteering with sport
Total 25% 110
Men 29% 131
Women 22% 85
Age    
18 to 24 28% 102
25 to 44 25% 87
45 to 64 29% 134
65 years and older 18% 98
Household income    
<$30,000/year - -
$30,000-$59,999 21% 102
$60,000-$79,999 22% 86
$80,000-$99,999 32% 81
$100,000-$120,000 24% 86
≥$120,000 33% 144
Community size    
<10,000 residents 28% 137
10,000-99,999 25% 126
100,000-499,999 26% 117
≥500,000 25% 94
(-) Suppressed cell    
Source: CFLRI, 2020 Sport Monitor  

West

% of adults who report volunteering with sport and time spent volunteering with sport in the past 12 months

West Volunteering with sport in past year Average hours in past 12 months volunteering with sport
Total 32% 101
Men 33% 108
Women 31% 93
Age    
18 to 24 - -
25 to 44 33% 83
45 to 64 34% 126
65 years and older 22% 117
Household income    
<$30,000/year - -
$30,000-$59,999 27% 66
$60,000-$79,999 32% 97
$80,000-$99,999 33% 120
$100,000-$120,000 37% 98
≥$120,000 43% 120
Community size    
<10,000 residents 37% 102
10,000-99,999 37% 94
100,000-499,999 29% 113
≥500,000 28% 96
(-) Suppressed cell    
Source: CFLRI, 2020 Sport Monitor  

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