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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  • Nature Conservancy Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    A force for nature.

    Environment

    Toronto, ON

  • Operation Eyesight Universal [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    For All The World To See

    International Aid

    Calgary, AB

  • Opportunity International Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Changing lives, changing course. Replacing poverty with sustainability.

    International Aid

    Waterloo, ON

  • Partners in Mission Food Bank [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Providing nourishment and hope to those we serve.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Kingston, ON

  • The Anglican Church of Canada's agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees and global justice.

    International Aid

    Toronto, ON

  • Queen's University [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times.

    Education - University

    Kingston, ON

  • Rainbow Railroad [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    We help persecuted LGBTQI+ individuals get to safety

    Social Services

    Toronto, ON

  • Regina & District Food Bank [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Fighting Hunger Feeding Hope

    Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)

    Regina, SK

  • Rick Hansen Foundation [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Actively removing barrieres and improving the lives of people with disabilities.

    Social Services

    Richmond, BC

  • Ryerson University [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    At the heart of it all

    Education - University

    Toronto, ON

  • Second Harvest [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    No waste. No hunger.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Etobicoke, ON

  • SEVA Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Giving the gift of sight.

    International Aid

    Vancouver, BC

  • Simon Fraser University [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Engaging The World

    Education - University

    Vancouver, BC

  • Simon House [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Providing safe, responsible recovery

    Social Services - Homeless (Addiction Recovery)

    Calgary, AB

  • StepStones for Youth [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Building a support system that empowers youth to achieve their goals

    Social Services - At-Risk Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • The Boundless School [Charity Rating: 5/5]

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

    Social Services - At-Risk Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • The Compass [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Help for today, hope for tomorrow

    Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)

    Mississauga, ON

  • The Redwood [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Free from fear. Free from threat.

    Social Services - Women

    Toronto PO C, ON

  • Removing barriers for children so that every child is nourished and able to learn.

    Social Services - Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • True North Youth Foundation [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Empowering potential

    Sports & Recreation

    Winnipeg, MB

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