The rising cost of living and prolonged impacts from the pandemic have more Canadians in need of charitable services. At the same time, fewer Canadians are making charitable donations. The sixth annual edition of Canada Helps’ Giving Report focuses on the gravity of this situation, and provides a call to action.

Inflation is forcing more Canadians to cut back on necessities.

  •  2 in 10 Canadians (22%) expect to use or are already using charitable services within the next 6 months to meet necessities.
  • The percentage of Canadians that give to charities is down 5% in 10 years, based on analysis of the latest tax filer data.

Healthy charities and a strong charitable sector are vital to the health of our country and the lives of all Canadians. Challenges being faced by charities include:

  • 40.3% have experienced a lasting increase in demand since the start of the pandemic.
  • 57.3% cannot meet current levels of demand.
  • 55.2% have fewer active volunteers.
  • 41.8% are highly concerned about attracting volunteers.
  • 31.5% raised fewer funds in 2022.
  • 50.8% are highly concerned about staff burnout.
  • 42% are highly concerned about volunteer burnout.

Published By: Canada Helps
Publication Date: April, 2023

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