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The theory of crowding-out predicts an increase in government expenditure will decrease private propensity to donate. The National/Canadian Survey of Giving, Participating, and Volunteering for 1997, 2000, and 2004 is used to test whether Canadian private donations to health, education, environment, and social welfare are affected by changes in government transfers to the equivalent targets. Empirical evidence from this study suggests there is no support for the theory of crowding-out. Government expenditure appears to have no significant effect on private donations across all 4 categories. Other specifications suggest that the crowding out (or in) effect may depend on individual awareness of government actions.