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Sector profile

The Non-Profit sector offers a range of careers that are dynamic, engaging, and rewarding. The sector’s employers include some 69,000 non-profit organizations nationwide. Countless career paths are available for people who share the sector’s common vision: to make a difference. They are active in a variety of areas – health and social services, religion, development and housing, arts and culture, sports and recreation, the environment, education and research, fundraising, and law, advocacy, and politics – both in Canada and internationally.

Program requirements

In the Non-Profit major, students will take 8 credits in grade 11 and 12:
  • 4 Non-Profit major credits
  • 1 English credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 1 Math credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 co-operative education credits to gain workplace experience that helps you refine, extend and practice your Non-Profit knowledge and skills
Additionally, students will have opportunities for
  • Experiential learning, career exploration and reach-ahead activities in Non-Profit
  • Certifications and training programs in arts and culture, including:
    • 4 compulsory certifications: Standard First Aid, WHMIS (generic), CPR (Level C) with AED, Ethical Considerations
    • 3 additional certifications and/or training courses as specified in the sector-specific guide
  • Engaging with a sector partner to explore sector-related content, skills, and knowledge involving either ICE (innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship), coding, or mathematical literacy.

Future career paths

For Non-Profit majors, possible career paths include:

  • Apprenticeship – event planner, policy analyst
  • College – fundraising manager, counsellor
  • University – international aid worker, NGO program administrator
  • Entry level workplace – fundraiser

Get more information

Call the guidance department at the following schools that offer the Non-Profit SHSM program:

  • Holy Trinity High School – 613-591-9955
  • St. Mark High School – 613-692-2551