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Society

Fewer Canadians giving more to charity: report

“We’re delighted to say that Canada is an incredibly generous nation,” says Bruce MacDonald president and CEO of Imagine Canada, a non-profit that works to strengthen Canadian charities. “Annually, over $14 billion is given by individual citizens to charities so» 

International, Society

Children increasingly targeted in war: UNICEF appeals for help

Children are not just innocent casualties of conflict, but increasingly they are deliberately targeted, says UNICEF. This United Nations agency devoted to helping children makes the point as it launches this year’s appeal for $3.5 billion US to help 48» 

Society

Charitable giving declines in Canada: report

Taking inflation into account, Canadians donated seven per cent less to charities in 2015 than they did in 2006, according to a new report. That represented a drop of about 600 million dollars. The proportion of Canadian families which made» 

International, Society

UNICEF asks Canadians to give Survival Gifts

Three in four Canadians say that many of the people that they buy gifts for at this time of year don’t actually need anything, as reported in a recent public opinion survey. Moreover, 23 per cent say they usually throw out» 

Society

Canadians urged to make ‘smart’ charity donations

A recent study suggests that about 15 per cent of giving in the U.S. was wasted because of donations to low-performing, less-efficient and less-effective charities. If this applies to Canada, there could be millions of dollars of waste. “While this» 

Society

Immediate cash relief for fire evacuees

Canadians have donated an unprecedented $67 million to the Red Cross so far for victims of the Fort McMurray wildfires. More than 80,000 citizens of that western city had to evacuate and it is not clear when they will be» 

Society

Record bounty, eggnog for charity

During the entire month of December, for the past 20 years, a pub in Calgary, Alberta, has been serving its secret recipe eggnog for charity. This year, the Ship and Anchor set aside $5 from every $5.95-glass sold and broke» 

Society

The wonderful story of Zoe’s plush toys

What started out last year as a campaign to make one Quebec girl’s last wish come true turned into a wave of comfort for suffering children in other countries. As if her first few years on this earth had not» 

Society

Record bounty for Holiday Train

It’s a beautiful sight if you can catch it.  And it also serves a good cause. For the past 15 years, the Canadian Pacific Railway has been stringing lights along two freight trains for the holidays. And the trains run»