Charitable Donors in Peel
Area of Focus: Living
Peel Tax-filers Who Are Charitable Donors, 2010- 2014
Source: Statistics Canada, Income Statistics Division, 2010-2014, Financial Data and Charitable Donations (custom order for Peel).
Why is this important?
- Residents strengthen their community by volunteering their time and by donating money to registered charities and local causes.
How is this measured?
- Statistics Canada calculates the total percentage of Peel residents who reported charitable donations on their annual tax return.
- Currently, we do not have a way to measure all volunteerism in Peel.
What progress are we making?
- Across Canada and in Peel, the percentage of people who donated money to charities has declined slightly in the past few years.
- We know this data does not capture donations that people made but did not claim on their tax returns, since Statistics Canada’s 2013 General Social Survey reported that 82% of Canadians said that they made a financial donation to a charitable or non-profit organization.
- In 2015, Volunteer Mississauga Brampton Caledon (MBC) reported volunteers gave over 3.5 million hours of their time to local efforts (MBC 2015 Annual Report).