End Notes

End Notes

End Notes

  1. Statistics Canada, Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (2010).
  2. Groups mentioned in the survey included: neighbourhood and community associations, seniors’ groups, school or parents’ associations, women’s groups, environmental groups, arts or hobby groups, religious groups, sports or recreation organizations, political action or activist groups and the general term “local organization that helps people.”
  3. Had Canadians been asked if they had made a charitable donation, this number would likely have been even higher. In 2010, Statistics Canada reported that 84% of Canadians (aged 15 and over) said they had donated financially to a charity or a non-profit in the previous year. Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (2010).
  4. This same survey by Samara revealed that 71% of Canadians say they are not very satisfied or not at all satisfied with how government in Ottawa is dealing with the issue that concerns them, and 64% of Canadians say they are not very satisfied or not at all satisfied with the way their interests are represented by the federal government.
  5. “The Real Outsiders”, Samara Democracy Report, 2011.
  6. “Who’s the Boss?”, Samara Democracy Report, 2012.