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The Daily

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

The public use microdata file from the 2004 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (CSGVP) is now available. This file contains information collected from more than 20,000 respondents aged 15 and over residing in private households in the 10 provinces.

The public use microdata file provides provincial-level information about the ways in which Canadians donate money and in-kind gifts to charitable and nonprofit organizations; volunteer their time to these organizations; provide help directly to others; and participate as members in groups and organizations. Socio-demographic, income and labour force data are also included on the file.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 4430.

The Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating: Public Use Microdata File, 2004, is available on CD-ROM (89M0017XCB, $1,500), along with complete documentation including a user guide and data dictionary.

The initial results from the 2004 CSGVP were released in The Daily on June 5, 2006. This release also featured a publication Caring Canadians, Involved Canadians: Highlights from the Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2004 (71-542-XIE, free), available online from the Publications module of our website. A paper version of the publication (71-542-XPE, $20) is also available.

To obtain a copy of the CD, for more information on related products and services, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Client Services (toll-free 1-800-461-9050 or 613-951-3321; fax: 613-951-4527;, Special Surveys Division.