Ontario Has Biggest Drop in Fraser Institute Report on Amount Canadians Give to Charity 122018

The Fraser Institute have come out with a report that shows donations to charities across Canada, but especially in Ontario are down over 30% since 2006.

Boggling though, right here in Cornwall, this newspaper has over $2,000.00 available in our charity fund. Local business and area people, who aren’t looking for photo ops, have donated cash to this program which CFN matches.

The local chapters of Habitat for Humanity, the OSPCA, Boys & Girls Club, Alzheimer’s, Tri County Literacy and others have refused free one year ad, marketing and messaging support plans. Others refuse to issue news releases or even communicate with us in spite of the fact that this newspaper has over 1 million human monthly read pages.

Is it any wonder why charity is down? One local legal person complained to CFN that they stopped donating to the Agape Food bank after discovering that the agency was using an Ottawa law firm instead of supporting the very local services they were hitting up for dosh.

And if you’re a charity or not for profit that wishes some love you can email us at info@cornwallfreenews.com or dial us toll free at 855 444 1133.

Does this make any sense to you dear CFN viewer? You can post your comment below and here is the Fraser Institute’s report.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The amount of money Canadians donate to registered charities—as a share of their income—has plummeted 32.2 per cent since 2006, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

And Canadians remain far less generous than Americans.

“Canadians continue to donate less and less every year, which means charities face greater challenges to help those in need this holiday season and throughout the year,” said Jason Clemens, Fraser Institute executive vice-president.

The study, Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2018 Generosity Index, finds that only about one-in-five Canadian tax-filers (20.4 per cent) claimed charitable donations on their tax return in 2016, the latest year of available data. That’s a decline of 16.9 per cent since 2006.

South of the border, however, almost one-in-four (24.8 per cent) of Americans claimed donations on their tax returns in 2016.

Likewise, the total average amount of income donated by Canadians dropped from 0.78 per cent in 2006 to 0.53 per cent in 2016. Americans, by comparison, gave 1.46 per cent of their income in 2016—nearly three times the percentage Canadians claimed.

Notably, of the 15 least-generous jurisdictions in North America, 12 are Canadian.

Manitoba, which ranks 42nd overall on this year’s index of all 64 Canadian provinces, territories and U.S. states, is again the most generous Canadian jurisdiction. Utah remains the most generous jurisdiction overall.

Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario are tied for 50th followed by British Columbia (54), Nova Scotia (55), New Brunswick (57), Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec (tied at 59), Yukon (61), Northwest Territories (63) and Nunavut, which ranks last at 64th.

“Americans continue to be far more generous than Canadians with charitable giving, and that has been true for many years,” Clemens said.

Decline in charitable donations—as a share of income—by province since 2006

British Columbia-19.6Quebec-21.2
Alberta-31.5New Brunswick-30.4
Saskatchewan-34.9Nova Scotia-33.9
Manitoba-34.0Prince Edward Island-20.7
Ontario-37.9Newfoundland and Labrador-37.2

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