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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  • Ontario’s Animal Charity Since 1873

    Animal Welfare

    Stouffville, ON

  • Operation Eyesight Universal [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    For All The World To See

    International Aid

    Calgary, AB

  • Opportunity International Canada [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Changing lives, changing course. Replacing poverty with sustainability.

    International Aid

    Waterloo, ON

  • Our Place [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Live, share and grow together.

    Social Services - Homeless (shelter)

    Victoria, BC

  • Oxfam Quebec [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    The power of people against poverty

    International Aid

    Montreal, QC

  • Pathways to Education [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Building a graduation nation


    Toronto, ON

  • Compassion. Care. Support.

    Health - Palliative

    Toronto, 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: 4/4]

    Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times

    Education - University

    Kingston, ON

  • Right to Play [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    When children play, the world wins.

    International Aid

    Toronto, ON

  • Ryan's Well [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene changes everything

    International Aid

    Kemptville, ON

  • Saskatoon Food Bank [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Ensuring a food secure community

    Social Services - Food Bank (Multi-Service Agency)

    Saskatoon, MB

  • Second Harvest [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    30 years of food rescue

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Toronto, ON

  • SEVA Canada [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Giving the gift of sight.

    International Aid

    Vancouver, BC

  • Shelterbox Canada [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    What We Can Do When Disaster Strikes.

    International Aid

    Toronto, ON

  • Simon Fraser University [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Engaging The World

    Education - University

    Vancouver, BC

  • A world in which every child benefits from the comfort of a good night's sleep

    International Aid

    Toronto, ON

  • St. Stephen's Community House [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Creating Opportunities. Strengthening Communities.

    Social Services

    Toronto, ON

  • Street Health [Charity Rating: 4/4]

    Together We Can Make It Work

    Social Services - Homeless

    Toronto, ON

  • The Boundless School [Charity Rating: 4/4]

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

    Education - Youth At-Risk

    Toronto, ON