AWS for Nonprofits and NGOs in Canada

Using technology to solve the world's most pressing issues

Canadian nonprofits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build highly available, scalable websites, host core business and employee-facing systems, and manage donor outreach and fundraising efforts. Getting started on AWS is simple. Learn more by watching our featured video and contact us to get started today.

Introduction to AWS for Nonprofits and NGOs

What's new

Fix This, a new podcast by AWS, is live

Fix This, a new podcast by AWS, is now available for streaming and download on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Overcast, iHeartRadio, and via RSS. Fix This is a bi-weekly podcast of bite-sized stories about how tech makes the world a better place. Leaders from around the globe share how they use technology to fix some of the world’s most pressing issues.

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How ride data helps drive a car share business

BCAA continues to help new generations get to where they need to go, and Evo is one way BCAA meets their changing mobility needs. Evo Car Share is Vancouver’s free-floating car sharing service offering a full fleet of 1,500 four-door, hybrid vehicles.

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IMAGINE: Nonprofit recap

IMAGINE: A Better World, A Global Nonprofit Conference brought together hundreds of nonprofits from around the world dedicated to tackling the growing challenges our world faces every day. Read the top ten highlights coming out of the conference.

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Coast Capital Savings credit union takes the stage at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Ottawa

In a deep dive panel, Coast Capital shares their cloud journey in a session titled "Stories From the Frontline: The Triumphs, Gotchas, and Benefits Realized When Migrating to the Cloud."

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Getting started

How the cloud can help Canadian nonprofit organizations

In this 30-minute recorded session, hear how the cloud can solve typical challenges facing nonprofits, featuring the Art Gallery of Ontario and Jour de la Terre.

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AWS and TechSoup: Getting started with AWS Promotional Credit

The AWS Credit Program for Nonprofits provides access to AWS Promotional Credit, which help nonprofits implement cloud-based solutions to help meet their goals, without the upfront investment of physical infrastructure.

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Mission first: How the cloud helps nonprofits simplify technology

Watch our one-hour webinar to hear how two nonprofits, GlobalGiving and Planned Parenthood, are using Amazon WorkSpaces to easily provision virtual, cloud-based Microsoft Windows desktops for users to access anytime, anywhere.

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Launch your first workload by choosing one of four pathways

Flexible and economical cloud infrastructure for citizen services, justice and public safety, transportation, health, and more.

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AWS programs for nonprofits

Cloud Credits for Research

AWS Cloud Credit for Research

The AWS Cloud Credit for Research program supports organizations that seek to accelerate their research outcomes through high-performance computing, allowing them to focus on science—not servers.



AWS Credit Program for Nonprofits

The AWS Credit Program provides access to $2,000 USD in AWS Promotional Credit, enabling eligible nonprofits to implement cloud-based solutions and meet their mission goals without upfront investment in physical infrastructure.



Cost savings

Reduce costs with the AWS pay-as-you-go model. The ability to scale up and down as traffic changes makes it possible for nonprofit and NGO companies to ramp up their capacity on a temporary basis, at a fraction of the cost.

Donor outreach and fundraising

The inexpensive and scalable AWS infrastructure helps nonprofit organizations manage donor outreach and fundraising efforts while paying for only what they use, which in turn helps nonprofit organizations focus their resources on their important missions.


Open data sources and initiatives aggregate cutting edge research that can help organizations solve the world’s most substantial problems, together.

Security and compliance

The AWS Cloud is built to help even the most security-sensitive institutions meet donor data privacy and security requirements.

Nonprofit customer success spotlights

Take a look at the ways nonprofits are using AWS to accomplish their missions.

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AWS aligns with your mission

Businesses across Amazon invest in the nonprofit community. Explore the links below to learn about how these businesses are catering to nonprofits, building programs, and increasing social impact.