Statistics Canada has just released Volunteering in Canada based on data are from the 2010 Canada Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating.
Those Canadian who volunteer in arts and culture gave on average more time (127 hours per year) than those in any other sector. This figure increased by 21% since 2007, the largest increase of any sector examined.
This increase supports other findings about the wide-spread importance Canadians ascribe to the arts in their lives.
Statistics Canada also published Charitable Giving by Canadians, which showed that 3% of Canadians donated $108 million to arts and culture organizations in 2010.