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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  • Seva Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Giving the gift of sight.

    International Aid

    Vancouver, BC

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

    Canada's Engaged University

    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

  • Street Health [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Together We Can Make It Work

    Social Services - Homeless

    Toronto, ON

  • Tearfund Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Christians passionate about ending poverty

    International Aid

    Markham, 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

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

    Social Services - Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • Toronto Humane Society [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    To promote the humane care and protection ofall animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering.

    Animal Welfare

    Toronto, ON

  • United Way East Ontario [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Changing Lives. Together.

    Fundraising Organization

    Ottawa, ON

  • Creating pathways and inspiring hope for a better tomorrow

    Fundraising Organization

    Edmonton, AB

  • United Way of Calgary and Area [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Building a great city for all.

    Fundraising Organization

    Calgary, AB

  • Université de Montréal [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    It shines by faith and knowledge

    Education - University

    Montreal, QC

  • University of Calgary [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    I will lift up my eyes

    Education - University

    Calgary, AB

  • University of Manitoba [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    To create, preserve and communicate knowledge, and thereby, contribute to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the people of Manitoba, Canada and the world.

    Education - University

    Winnipeg, MB

  • University of New Brunswick [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Leading discovery and innovation since 1785

    Education - University

    Fredericton, NB

  • University of Prince Edward Island [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Think you can change the world? We do too.

    Education - University

    Charlottetown, PE

  • University of Saskatchewan [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Be what the world needs

    Education - University

    Saskatoon, SK

  • University of Victoria [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    A multitude of the wise is the health of the world

    Education - University

    Victoria, BC


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