Five-Star Charities

Charity Intelligence has rated over 800 charities on a scale of 0 to 5 stars. Below is a list of the 5-star charities that we have found to date, based on our metrics. To see how the star ratings are calculated, please see our methodology page.

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  • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Changing lives through kindness

    Animal Welfare

    Calgary, AB

  • Alberta Wilderness Association [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Defending Alberta's Wilderness

    Environment

    Calgary, AB

  • Aunt Leah's Place [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Building a Brighter Future for Foster Kids

    Social Services - At-Risk Youth

    New Westminster, BC

  • BC SPCA [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Speaking for Animals

    Animal Welfare

    Vancouver, BC

  • So every young person realizes their full potential.

    Social Services - Youth

    Calgary, AB

  • Boundless School [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    An exquisite learning environment where kids don’t want to leave.

    Social Services - At-Risk Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Teaching children and youth the importance of healthy living, personal growth and social development

    Social Services - Youth

    Winnipeg, MB

  • Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Hope and Support is Found Here

    Health - Cancer

    London, ON

  • Bruce Trail Conservancy [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.

    Environment

    Dundas, ON

  • Calgary Food Bank [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Together, we fight hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Calgary, AB

  • CanadaHelps [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Giving made simple.

    Public Benefit

    Toronto, ON

  • Canadian Foodgrains Bank [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    A Christian Response to Hunger

    International Aid

    Winnipeg, MB

  • Connecting the best minds for a better world

    Research & Public Policy

    Toronto, ON

  • Chalice Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Sharing Christ with those in need

    International Aid

    Bedford, NS

  • Charity Intelligence [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Be Informed. Give Intelligently. Have Impact.

    Public Benefit

    Toronto, ON

  • Citizens' Foundation Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Quality education for the underpriviliged.

    International Aid

    Oakville, ON

  • Compassion Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name

    International Aid

    London, ON

  • CUPS Calgary Society [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Resilience for life.

    Social Services

    Calgary, AB

  • Daily Bread Food Bank [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Because hunger doesn't wait for policy change.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Toronto, ON

  • David Suzuki Foundation [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    We are nature. All people, and all species.

    Environment

    Vancouver, BC