Issue 18-32: Charitable Donations

February 14, 2018

Approximately 19.5% of all taxfilers in B.C. (689,290 people) made a charitable donation in 2016. This was down 1.5% from a year earlier. However, the total amount donated by British Columbians increased 2.1% from 2015 to 2016, to almost $1.5 billion. While the proportion of B.C. taxfilers making a charitable donation was below the national average of 20.5%, the median donation in B.C. was $440, which was well above the national median of $300. Nunavut ($520) and Alberta ($470) were the only regions with higher median donations than B.C.

Data Source: Statistics Canada