Epistles of Thomas

November 16, 2009

Canadians donated $8.19 billion to charities in 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Thomas @ 13:46

The statistics for 2008 have been released which show that Canadians donated $8.19 billion to charity in 2008. This is a drop of 5.3 per cent from 2007. It was also the lowest annual donation figure since 2005 when $7.9 billion was given. Of course the recession is being blamed for this drop in giving. Personally I think that rising costs for everything from food to gas to housing had a lot to do with it. Here in BC our giving was down 5.6% with the median amount being $340. For a break down by province check out this CBC article.

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