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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  • Discovery House [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Domestic violence ends here.

    Social Services - Women

    Calgary, AB

  • Doctors Without Borders [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

    International Aid

    Toronto, ON

  • East York Learning Experience [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Assist adults seeking to improve their personal and working lives through programs in literacy and basic math and computer skills.

    Education

    Toronto, ON

  • Ecojustice [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Building the case for a better Earth.

    Environment

    Vancouver, BC

  • Ecotrust Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Designing economic alternatives that benefit people in the places they call home

    Environment

    Vancouver, BC

  • Edmonton's Food Bank [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Sharing the Harvest

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Edmonton, AB

  • ERDO [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Doing good in the world.

    International Aid

    Mississauga, ON

  • Ethiopiaid Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Creating lasting change from within.

    International Aid

    Ottawa, ON

  • Eva's Initiatives [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    We're more than a shelter, we're a fresh start.

    Social Services - At-Risk Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • Farm Radio International [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    It's amazing what good radio can do.

    International Aid

    Ottawa, ON

  • FINCA Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Creating Pathways Out of Poverty

    International Aid

    Montreal, QC

  • Food Banks Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    A Canada where no one goes hungry.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Mississauga, ON

  • Food for Life Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Recovering fresh and nutritious food for those in need.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Burlington, ON

  • Fred Victor [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Helping people find place & purpose

    Social Services - Homeless (Shelter)

    Toronto, ON

  • Fresh Start Recovery Centre [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Providing solutions that recover lives

    Social Services - Homeless (Addiction Recovery)

    Calgary, AB

  • Providing pathways to healing in children's mental health

    Health - Mental health

    Toronto, ON

  • Girls E-Mentorship Innovation [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Realize Your Potential

    Social Services - Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • Greater Vancouver Food Bank [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Building strong, connected communities through the power of food.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)

    Vancouver, BC

  • Hamilton Food Share [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Hunger. It's just unacceptable.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)

    Stoney Creek, ON

  • Hope Air [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    The Gift of Flight

    Social Services

    Toronto, ON