Charity Intelligence has rated over 650 charities on a scale of 0 to 4 stars. 4 star is our highest rating. Below is a list of the 4-star charities that we have found to date, based on our metrics. To see how the star ratings are calculated, please see our our methodology page.

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  • Safe children in healthy families

    Social Services - At-Risk Youth

    Calgary, AB

  • CityKidz [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    To inspire, to instill, to impact

    Social Services - At-Risk Youth

    Hamilton, ON

  • For kids living with and beyond cancer

    Health - Cancer

    Toronto, ON

  • Crohn's and Colitis [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Make it stop. For life.


    Toronto, ON

  • Daily Bread Food Bank [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Because hunger doesn't wait for policy change

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Toronto, ON

  • Dans La Rue [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Serving youth on the street

    Social Services - At-Risk Youth

    Montreal, QC

  • David Suzuki Foundation [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Solutions are in our nature


    Vancouver, BC

  • Discovery House [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Dedicated to improving the communities of Calgary

    Social Services - Women

    Calgary, AB

  • Distress Centre Calgary [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Providing crisis support, information and referral services without discrimination

    Social Services

    Calgary, AB

  • Distress Centres of Toronto [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    There’s a life on the line.

    Social Services

    Toronto, ON

  • Doctors Without Borders [Charity Rating: 4/4]

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

    International Aid

    Toronto, ON

  • East York Learning Experience [Charity Rating: 4/4]

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


    Toronto, ON

  • Eden Food for Change [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Good Food For All.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)

    2-3185 Unity Drive, ON

  • Edmonton's Food Bank [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Sharing the Harvest

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Edmonton, AB

  • Eva's Initiatives [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Creating opportunities for homeless youth

    Social Services - At-Risk Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • Farm Radio International [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Supporting broadcasters in developing countries to strengthen small-scale farming and rural communities

    International Aid

    Ottawa, ON

  • Feed Nova Scotia [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Feeding hungry people, eliminating chronic hunger and alleviating poverty

    Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)

    Halifax, NS

  • FH Canada [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Our Purpose: To end poverty one community at a time.

    International Aid

    Abbotsford, BC

  • Food Banks Canada [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    A Canada where no one goes hungry.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Mississauga, ON

  • Food for Life Canada [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Recovering fresh and nutritious food for those in need

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Burlington, ON

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