December 17, 2013

Here is the list of Canada's 10 largest charities measured by donations. While largest in size, the term "Top" doesn't refer to these charities being Canada's best or high impact. In total, Canadians donated over $1.4 billion to these 10 Canadian charities. Charity Intelligence estimates this is roughly 10% of the $15 billion Canadians give to charities each year. That's a huge degree of concentration; 10 charities take 10% of all Canadian giving. Canada's largest 100 charities receive approximately 34% of total Canadian giving. This leaves slim pickings for the other 99% of Canadian charities.

Charity Intelligence has independent reports on each of these charities so Canadian donors can be informed and give intelligently. To view a profile, simply click on the name of the charity below.



Rank and Charity Name


($ millions)

1. World Vision Canada

International aid and development


2. Canadian Cancer Society

Cancer research and programs


3. Salvation Army

National programs


4. Canadian Red Cross

National programs and international aid


5. Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Disease research and prevention


6. United Way Toronto

Fundraising organization granting to multiple social service agencies


7.  SickKids Foundation

Fundraising organization for children's hospital


8. Plan International Canada

International aid and development


9. Aga Khan Foundation

International social development


10.  Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Fundraising organization for cancer hospital


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