Charitable Donors in Peel
We measure progress towards long-term outcomes by tracking key indicators for the Peel community.
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 2016, Volunteer Mississauga Brampton Caledon (Volunteer MBC) made more than 34,771 volunteer referrals to more than 190 organizations. The volunteer referrals resulted in 2,300 full time volunteer positions (based on 40 hours per week for 48 weeks), representing a cost savings of $106,202,804.