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Nonprofit Management - Brescia

This is the Nonprofit Management guide which will help you do research for your courses in your Nonprofit Management Program

How to use Reference Resources

Reference sources are the place to start when you need to know more about a certain topic. Materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks can assist you in establishing keywords and focusing your topic. General reference sources can be found online and in our main floor reference collection. Need help? Come to the Service Desk or contact us.

Online Reference Sources



  • Canada Business Ontario: Not-for-Profit Guide
  • Canada Revenue Agency: Charities
    • Search the online list of Canadian charities. View a charity's information return to learn about their finances and activities.
  • Canadian Book of Charities
    • The most up-to-date information on charitable organizations in Canada.
  • Sector Source
    • Connects charities and nonprofits with resources about managing, developing and overseeing their organizations (from website).
  • Centre for Social Innovation
    • A social enterprise with a mission to catalyze social innovation in Toronto and round the world (from website).
  • Not-for-Profit Incorporators' Handbook
    • Prepared jointly by the Companies Branch of the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations and the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee for Ontario, Charitable Property Division, this guide walks you through the steps of incorporating a nonprofit corporation in the province of Ontario (from website).
  • Charity Village
    • Charity Village has become the Canadian nonprofit sector's largest and most popular online resource for recruiting, news and how-to information (from website).
  • Ontario Nonprofit Network
    • The provincial network for the approximately 55,000 nonprofit organizations across Ontario. As a 7,000-strong provincial network, with a volunteer base of 300 sector leaders, ONN brings the diverse voices of the sector to government, funders and business to create and influence systemic change (from website).