Manitoba is Canada’s most generous province for the 12th straight year, according to an annual study on charitable giving conducted by public policy think-tank the Fraser Institute.
The index compares monetary generosity in Canada’s provinces and territories, as well as US states, using 2008 data (the most recent year of comparable data available) on the extent and depth of charitable donations recorded on personal income tax returns.
Of the provinces, Manitoba donated the highest percentage of total income to registered charities (0.94%), followed by Ontario (0.88%) and Prince Edward Island (0.68%). PEI had the highest percentage of tax filers donating to charity (27%), followed by Manitoba (26.7%) and Ontario (25.2%). Quebec ranked last with 21.8% of filers claiming donations and giving only 0.31% of total provincial income.