What makes the giving habits of new Canadians unique?
Canada is a nation of immigrants. Roughly one-in-five Canadians were born in another country, according to the 2016 census. So, when considering the giving habits of Canadians, it’s worth asking if and how newer Canadians differ from the general population.
In this final release of a four-part study on charitable giving, CHIMP (Charitable Impact) and the Angus Reid Institute explore how first- and second-generation Canadians give, and what makes their giving unique.
Faith is an important distinction for new Canadians
New Canadians are more likely to say they should be doing more
4 in 10
41% of those born outside of Canada say they feel they should be doing more to support charitable causes. 30% of the general population say the same.
8 in 10
84% of immigrants say they would give more money to charity if they felt more confident about the whole thing, compared 61% of those in the general population.
7 in 10
74% of immigrants indicate they would give more money to charity if they could find the perfect cause for them. In the general population, only 48% share the same view.
Charity also means sending money back home
In terms of donation amounts, those born outside of Canada contribute similar amounts and to a similar number of causes as those in the general population.
Second-generation Canadians are also more likely to give
Second-generation Canadians are as likely as first-generation immigrants to volunteer or donate in many charitable areas. This means second-generation Canadians are also much more likely than those in the general population to give their time or money…
CHIMP: The giving platform for Canadians
We all want something in the world to change. CHIMP makes it easy to give to the causes you care about.
- Find and give to any charity in Canada, anonymously or with recognition
- See and plan all your giving in one place
- Join forces with others in supporting your favourite causes
The final post in this series looks back at all four components of the State of Giving in Canada, sketching out some of the obstacles and opportunities for engaging Canadians in giving.
How do first- and second-generation Canadians give, and what makes their giving unique?
In 2018, Canadians want convenient ways to contribute to causes they trust and feel connected to
The third post in our series explores what’s keeping millennials from reaching their full charitable potential—and what you can do about it.
How do millennials give, and how does their giving behaviour compare to the rest of Canadians?
Finances and Lack Of Confidence Prevent Many Millennials From Donating To Charity
In this post, John Bromley, CEO and Founder of CHIMP, looks at how Canadians connect with and support charity, and what might be getting in the way of their giving.
The second instalment of a four-part independent study sheds light on what’s stopping Canadians from donating more to charitable organizations.
This Giving Tuesday: CHIMP And The Angus Reid Institute Explore What Stops Canadians From Giving More To Charity.
John Bromley, CEO and Founder of CHIMP, looks at how Canadians connect with charity through businesses, and what that means for the future of giving.
The first of a four-part independent study to gain an understanding of the charitable-giving landscape in Canada.
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