How do Canadians give?

Dec 09, 2016
10-Minute Read
Canadians are pretty generous- that's a fact. How do we know? We've got the numbers to prove it! 
Last year there were 52,153 Canadians who gave through our Gift Catalogue. They gave a total of 144,205 gifts. That's a lot of good being done in communities around the world!

We decided we wanted to know more about how Canadians give. We conducted a poll, and discovered this:

infographic of gift box with facts

Health is a wonderful gift, and you can give it to people in the communities we work with through Gift Catalogue

Another great gift that Canadians love to give? Goats!
image of goat with facts about goats

Those 2000 goats equal about 3.6 million litres of milk last year, to keep growing kids healthy!
After the poll, we took things a step further. We had a Twitter chat to check in with Canadians on how their Holiday giving was going. 

Question: Have you started shopping yet? What do you have left to do?
https://twitter.com/thewritemama/status/807029948204478464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fomnibed.pressly.com%2Fwidget%3Fmaxwidth%3D640%26src%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Ftwitter.com%252Fthewritemama%252Fstatus%252F807029948204478464
https://twitter.com/AlayneLangford/status/807029412805902336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fomnibed.pressly.com%2Fwidget%3Fmaxwidth%3D640%26src%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Ftwitter.com%252FAlayneLangford%252Fstatus%252F807029412805902336

Question: What do you do to come up with new ideas? Are some people hard to buy for?
https://twitter.com/BusyMomofTwins1/status/807032867889053696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fomnibed.pressly.com%2Fwidget%3Fmaxwidth%3D640%26src%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Ftwitter.com%252FBusyMomofTwins1%252Fstatus%252F807032867889053696

Question: How important is it that your family gives back this year? 
https://twitter.com/steph_xoxo10/status/807039887186817024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fomnibed.pressly.com%2Fwidget%3Fmaxwidth%3D640%26src%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Ftwitter.com%252Fsteph_xoxo10%252Fstatus%252F807039887186817024

https://twitter.com/NickyDew0/status/807040072499478529?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fomnibed.pressly.com%2Fwidget%3Fmaxwidth%3D640%26src%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Ftwitter.com%252FNickyDew0%252Fstatus%252F807040072499478529

https://twitter.com/icareforseniors/status/807040005294080000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fomnibed.pressly.com%2Fwidget%3Fmaxwidth%3D640%26src%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Ftwitter.com%252Ficareforseniors%252Fstatus%252F807040005294080000

Canada, thank you for working collectively to lift people out of poverty and toward their full potential. Your love and care is making communities, families and children healthier and stronger.