20 most generous cities in Canada list ranks Brampton No. 1 in Ontario

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Published December 5, 2023 at 12:21 pm

Most generous cities in Canada Brampton

Bramptonians were in the giving spirit this year, cracking the top 10 on a list of the most generous cities in Canada.

The list comes from the crowdfunding website GoFundMe, which tallied up the number of donations made per capita across Canada through its platform in 2023.

Despite a rising cost of living and challenging economic times, GoFundMe says it saw a 7.3 per cent increase in donations across the country.

“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,” GoFundMe said in a release.

And while Victoria, B.C. took the top spot on the ranking with 26,000 donations, Brampton came in as the eighth-most generous city in Canada and the most charitable one in all of Ontario.

The only other Ontario city to come close to Brampton was Thunder Bay at No. 10, and other Ontario entries included Milton, Kitchener, Peterborough, Guelph and Toronto.

“Given the current cost-of-living crisis, Canadians are showing up like never before in support of one another,” GoFundMe Said.

Some of the fundraisers started in Brampton this year were for the family of a Brampton woman allegedly stabbed to death by her husband, the recovery of a mother and her two children hit by a stolen truck, and an international student and food delivery driver killed in a carjacking.

Here’s the list of the 20 most generous cities in Canada according to GoFundMe:

  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
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