Four Star Charities

Charity Intelligence has rated over 750 charities on a scale of 0 to 4 stars.

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 methodology page.

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

    It's amazing what good radio can do.

    International Aid

    Ottawa, ON

  • 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

  • Fresh Start Recovery Centre [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    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: 4/4]

    Realize Your Potential

    Social Services - Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • Greater Vancouver Food Bank [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Building strong, connected communities through the power of food.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)

    Vancouver, BC

  • Hamilton Food Share [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Hunger. It's just unacceptable.

    Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)

    Stoney Creek, ON

  • Homes First [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Because everyone needs a home.

    Social Services - Homeless

    Toronto, ON

  • Hope Air [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    The Gift of Flight


    Toronto, ON

  • Hospice of Greater Saint John [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Compassionate care that celebrates life

    Health - Palliative

    Saint John, NB

  • Humanitarian Coalition [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Together saving more lives

    International Aid

    Ottawa, ON

  • Huntington Society of Canada [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Together. Working to tell our story.


    Kitchener, ON

  • Indspire [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Enriching Canada through Indigenous education and by inspiring achievement.

    Education - First Nations

    Ohsweken, ON

  • Where nature needs us most.


    Chester, NS

  • People Helping People

    International Aid

    Toronto, ON

  • International Justice Mission Canada [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    We are the largest anti-slavery organization in the world. Together, we can end slavery in our lifetime.

    International Aid

    London, ON

  • [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Young leaders revolutionizing mental health.

    Social Services - Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • Jane Goodall Institute [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Protect. Empower. Lead.


    Toronto, ON

  • Sparking the entrepreneurial spirit in Canadian youth


    Toronto, ON