The Giving Report
Technology is changing the way Canadians give.
However, the number of Canadians who give to charities is decreasing. Participation in giving has dropped from 25% of Canadians in 2006 to 20% in 2016.4
Canadians 45+ have seen the largest decline in donation rate.4
Monthly giving is showing strong and sustained growth.
Canadians give to a diverse range of causes. Some important causes receive a smaller portion than others.3
Some charitable causes are seeing higher than average growth.
Throughout The Giving Report 2020 site, downloadable report and accompanying data tables, we include a reference number indicating the data source. Information on each data source, and relevant disclaimer or clarification information, is provided below.
Unless otherwise stated, all dollar figures are adjusted for inflation using constant 2017 dollars using Statistics Canada, Table 11-10-0047-01.
DATA SOURCE 1
Canada Revenue Agency, T3010 Registered Charity Information Return Information
Analysis by Imagine Canada
DATA SOURCE 2
Statistics Canada. Table 14-10-0090-01 Labour force characteristics by province, territory and economic region, annual
DATA SOURCE 3
Donations made using CanadaHelps.org
DATA SOURCE 4
Canada Revenue Agency, T1 Final Statistics,
DATA SOURCE 6
Statistics Canada, Income Statistics Division, T1 Family Files 2006 to 2017, Reference 19034