P.E.I. remains 2nd most charitable province in Canada

Prince Edward Island is the second most charitable province in Canada, with 23.6 per cent of taxfilers claiming charitable donations in 2014.

Charitable donations totalled more than $33 M in 2014

P.E.I. is the second most charitable province in Canada, according to Statistics Canada. (Lemon Tree Images/Shutterstock)

Prince Edward Island is the second most charitable province in Canada, with 23.6 per cent of taxfilers claiming charitable donations in 2014.

A new report from Statistics Canada shows Islanders claimed $33.2 million in charitable donations that year.

"Prince Edward Island, for the second year in a row, was ranked second amongst the provinces and territories for the proportionate taxfilers claiming charitable donations on their tax forms," said Francois Page with Statistics Canada.

Manitoba took first place, with 24.8 per cent of taxfilers claiming charitable donations, while Saskatchewan came in third with 22.9 per cent.

"The other province that has similar numbers is Manitoba, and they've been ranked No. 1 for the last 10 years for the proportion of tax filers that declare donations on their tax returns," said Page.

The report shows charitable donations were up 2.5 per cent from 2013.

Page said the report doesn't cover all charitable donations — just the amounts that are reported for tax purposes.

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