Canadians are a philanthropic bunch. According to the 2015 BMO Charitable Giving Survey, 80 per cent of Canadians plan to make a charitable donation in the next 12 months, averaging an annual total of $694.
The giving has begun in Fort McMurray, where a pair of announcements last week lead to $85,000 finding its way to those in need.
A group of empathetic residents of Fort Smith are banding together to fundraise for the people of Slave Lake, Alberta, the community devastated by a wildfire last weekend.
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