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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Save you the trouble of multiple clicks while trying to save the Canadian taxpayer some bucks

Howdy!

I first spaced, and then I got busy, so as a consequence I completely missed Mr. Kelly Hill's presentation on Individual Donors to Arts and Culture Organizations in Canada in 2004. So I went looking for some news item, and wasn't able to find any (surprise, surprise!). So I figured that I would read the presentation he made here yesterday. What I didn't expect was this:
Arts and culture donations in Quebec
In Quebec, there were about 95,000 donors to arts and culture organizations in 2004. This represents 1.5% of the Quebec population, the lowest such percentage of all the regions of Canada. The 95,000 donors contributed about $27 million to arts and culture organizations in 2004.
That's it, in the Quebec Summary of his report, those are the only words that do not appear on the summary reports of the other regions.

So in the interest of saving you time, I copy/pasted the 'summary paragraphs' by region for Mr. Hill's report, in order to save you the trouble of three clicks and two windows in order to read the same thing six different times:
Arts and culture donations in the Atlantic provinces
About 44,000 residents of the four Atlantic provinces donated money to arts and culture organizations in 2004, representing 2.2% of the total Atlantic population. These 44,000 people gave about $3 million to arts and culture organizations in 2004.

About 18,000 New Brunswickers and 19,000 Nova Scotians donated to the arts and culture in 2004. The estimates of the number of donors in Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador are not reliable. The estimates of the value of donations to the arts and culture are also not reliable for any of the individual Atlantic provinces.

Compared with the overall arts and culture donation rate in the region (2.2%), some groups of Atlantic residents have particularly high arts and culture donation rates: those with a university degree (4.4%) and those with household incomes of $50,000 or more (3.3%). Unlike the other jurisdictions with reliable data, Atlantic men have an arts and culture donation rate (2.4%) that is higher than women (2.1%).

Arts and culture donations in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
About 1,600 residents of Canada’s three territories donated approximately $150,000 to arts and culture organizations in 2004. These 1,600 donors represent 2.2% of the overall population in Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Arts and culture donations in Ontario
Approximately 335,000 Ontarians, or 3.3% of the province’s population, donated money to arts and culture organizations in 2004. These donors contributed about $110 million to arts and culture organizations in 2004.

Of all the regions of Canada, Ontario residents are behind only British Columbians in terms of the percentage of the population donating to arts and culture organizations (3.3% of Ontarians did so in 2004 compared with 3.5% of B.C. residents and a national average of 2.8%).

Compared with the overall arts and culture donation rate in the province (3.3%), some groups of Ontarians have particularly high arts and culture donation rates: those with a university degree (7.4%); those 55 or older (6.3%); and those with household incomes of $50,000 or more (4.0%). Unlike some other jurisdictions, women and men contribute to arts and culture organizations in roughly the same proportion in Ontario (3.4% of women and 3.3% of men).

Arts and culture donations on the Prairies
About 136,000 Prairie residents, including 86,000 Albertans, 20,000 Saskatchewanians and 29,000 Manitobans, donated money to arts and culture organizations in 2004.

These 136,000 people, 3.2% of all Prairie residents, gave about $16 million to arts and culture organizations in 2004. The estimates of the value of donations to the arts and culture are not reliable for any of the individual Prairie provinces.

Prairie residents donate to the arts and culture in greater numbers than the Canadian average (3.2% of Prairie residents did so in 2004 compared with a national average of 2.8%).

Compared with the overall arts and culture donation rate in the region (3.2%), some groups of Prairie residents have particularly high arts and culture donation rates: those with a university degree (8.7%); those with household incomes of $50,000 or more (4.4%); and those 55 or older (4.3%). Prairie women have an arts and culture donation rate (3.5%) that is higher than men (2.8%).

Arts and culture a more “popular” cause in B.C. than elsewhere
British Columbia’s 122,000 arts and culture donors contributed roughly $32 million to arts and culture organizations in 2004.

Of all the regions of Canada, British Columbians are most likely to donate to arts and culture organizations (3.5% of B.C. residents did so in 2004 compared with a national average of 2.8% of the population). Compared with the overall arts and culture donation rate in the province (3.5%), some groups of British Columbians have particularly high arts and culture donation rates: those with a university degree (7.8%); those 55 or older (4.9%); and those with household incomes of $50,000 or more (3.9%). British Columbia women have an arts and culture donation rate (3.7%) that is higher than men (3.2%).
Then, judging from this picture



It appears that of the 630 members of Culture Montreal, about 40 turned up, no wonder there is no article in any of today's newspapers. But now I want to know how much Mr. Hill charged the Canada Council, the department of Canadian Heritage, and the Ontario Arts Council in order to galavant all over the country in order to personally deliver this absolutely critical, significant, and previously unknown information.

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