Canadians gave more to charity in 2010, showing signs that philanthropic giving is rebounding after the last two years of recession.
Statistics Canada data released Monday show that tax filers claimed just under $8.3-billion in 2010, up 6.5 per cent from 2009. At the same time, the number of donors increased 2.2 per cent to just over 5.7 million Canadians.
While the percentage of Canadians claiming donations has been steadily dropping since 1997, the figure also climbed back slightly to 23.4 per up from the all-time low of 23.1 per cent.
The national median donation was $260 in 2010, which was also $10 more than the median in 2009.