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Crowdfunding platform names Maple Ridge 9th most generous city in Canada

B.C. cities make up 8 of GoFundMe’s top 10 most generous communities
Maple Ridge is the number nine most generous community in Canada according to GoFundMe. (GoFundMe/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge is the city of generosity, according to a year-end report from GoFundMe.

The crowdfunding giant recently released their annual report naming the most generous cities in Canada, with several Lower Mainland communities making the list.

Sitting atop the bunch is Victoria at the number one spot, and Maple Ridge managed to squeeze into the top 10, slotted in at number nine between two Ontario cities.

The list of Canada’s most generous communities was selected by measuring the number of donations per capita made through GoFundMe, explained GoFundMe senior corporate affairs manager Ved Khan.

“Whether it’s helping a neighbour rebuild their home, contributing to a medical fundraiser, or supporting an important local organization, Canadians exemplified the meaning of giving.,” said Khan.

“Their unwavering commitment to supporting one another has not only defined 2023 but has set the gold standard for what it means to be a compassionate community.”

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GoFundMe’s top 10 most generous communities in Canada are:

1. Victoria, British Columbia

2. North Vancouver, British Columbia

3. Vancouver, British Columbia

4. Prince George, British Columbia

5. Kelowna, British Columbia

6. Nanaimo, British Columbia

7. New Westminster, British Columbia

8. Brampton, Ontario

9. Maple Ridge, British Columbia

10. Thunder Bay, Ontario

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This year, GoFundMe recorded two million donations across Canada, compared to almost 1.86 million donations over the same period in 2022 – representing a 7.3-per-cent increase.

Brandon Tucker

About the Author: Brandon Tucker

I have been a journalist since 2013, with much of my career spent covering sports and entertainment stories in Alberta.
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