As a rapidly evolving city, Calgary has continuously climbed to
the top of many categories that make a city great. Calgary's
recent accolades include being named:
The Cultural Capital of Canada in 2012 (the last year the award
was issued by the Government of Canada);
Second in the 2014 world prosperity ranking;
The cleanest city in the world and the best place to live in
Canada in 2013; and
The fifth most liveable city in the world by The Economist
Intelligence Unit in 2014
Calgary has also become increasingly known for its cultural,
artistic, and culinary scenes. It is after all, the home of the
"Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", the Calgary Stampede,
which celebrated 102 years this past summer.
Perhaps more important than awards and renowned culture is that
Calgary's residents are amongst the most community driven and
charitable in Canada.
All of Canada witnessed the amazing community support that
helped thousands of Calgarians return to their homes and begin
rebuilding their lives after the devastating effects of the 2013
flood. Countless hours were devoted to assist those most
However, Calgary's community spirit goes well beyond
providing assistance during natural disasters.
According to Statistics Canada, of the 20 largest cities in
Canada, Calgarians contribute the highest amount of donations per
person. In 2012, this amounted to $652 per tax filer ($449 per
resident), which is $103 per tax filer ($64 per resident) ahead of
Saskatoon, which holds the number two spot on the list.
This results in total yearly donations from individuals of $588
Million, third on the list behind Toronto ($1.9 Billion) and
Vancouver ($719 Million). Incredibly impressive when you consider
the top two cities have 2.5 times the population of Calgary.
Calgarians also top the list of Total Percentage of Income
Donated coming in at 1.16%, slightly ahead of Winnipeg (1.14%).
With the average age of the donors being 49 (the youngest of the
20 cities) and the highest average donations per person aged 25 to
44, one can expect that this high level of dedication to the
community will be continued into the future.
At Crowe MacKay, we echo the City of Calgary's strong belief
in community. We are committed to giving back to the places in
which we live and work. Not only are we involved in charitable
organizations as a firm, but we support and encourage our employees
and the many community organizations with which they are involved
as well. We firmly believe that a strong community creates endless
opportunities for education, employment and increased quality of
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