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Peterborough Named One Of The Most Generous Communities In Canada By Go Fund Me

PETERBOROUGH-Peterborough is the 13th most generous community in Canada for 2023 according to GoFundMe.

The list of Canada’s most generous communities was selected by measuring the number of donations per capita made through the GoFundMe platform in 2023.

GoFundMe recorded over 5,400 donations made in Peterborough for 2023. With a population of almost 84,000, that results in a per capita donation rate of 6.54 per cent.

“This community has truly exemplified GoFundMe’s core values of giving back and spreading goodwill in 2023.” said Ved Khan, Senior Corporate Affairs Manager, Canada, GoFundMe in an email to Kawartha 411 News.

Despite a challenging year, Canadians showed up and donated in support of one another across the country. GoFundMe’s annual Year in Giving report, released today, includes a list of the top 20 most-giving communities in Canada for 2023.

“Canadians came together in 2023 to support one another in times of need,” said Ved Khan, Senior Corporate Affairs Manager, Canada, GoFundMe. “Whether it’s helping a neighbour rebuild their home, contributing to a medical fundraiser, or supporting an important local organization, Canadians exemplified the meaning of giving. Their unwavering commitment to supporting one another has not only defined 2023 but has set the gold standard for what it means to be a compassionate community.”

This year, GoFundMe has recorded 2 million donations in Canada for people, causes, and organizations. This compares to almost 1.86 million donations over the same period in 2022 – representing a 7.3 per cent increase. 

The top 20 most generous communities in Canada have been selected by measuring the number of donations per capita made through the GoFundMe platform in 2023. From championing urgent healthcare needs, to nurturing community development projects, or supporting local businesses, the top 20 most generous communities in Canada showcased an inspiring breadth of giving.

Canada’s most generous community in 2023 is Victoria, British Columbia, where over 26,000 donations were made in 2023. With a population of almost 92,000, that results in a per capita donation rate of 28.62 per cent – or over one in four Victorians

GoFundMe’s top 20 most generous communities in Canada are:

1.       Victoria, British Columbia

2.       North Vancouver, British Columbia

3.       Vancouver, British Columbia

4.       Prince George, British Columbia

5.       Kelowna, British Columbia

6.       Nanaimo, British Columbia

7.       New Westminster, British Columbia

8.       Brampton, Ontario

9.       Maple Ridge, British Columbia

10.   Thunder Bay, Ontario

11.   Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

12.   Kitchener, Ontario

13.   Peterborough, Ontario

14.   Guelph, Ontario

15.   St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

16.   Toronto, Ontario

17.   Milton, Ontario

18.   Whitby, Ontario

19.   Barrie, Ontario

20.   Fredericton, New Brunswick

Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest free social fundraising platform.

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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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