November 11, 2016

Here is the list of Canada's 10 largest charities measured by donations. While largest in size, the term "Top" does not refer to these charities being Canada's best or high impact. In total, Canadians donated over $1.5 billion to these 10 Canadian charities. Charity Intelligence estimates this is roughly 9% of the $16 billion Canadians give to charities each year. That's a huge degree of concentration; 10 charities take 9% of all Canadian giving. Canada's largest 100 charities receive approximately 33% of total Canadian giving.

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

Donations

($ millions)

1. World Vision Canada

International aid and development

262.7

2. Salvation Army

National programs

193.7

3. Canadian Cancer Society

Cancer research and programs

150.1

4. Canadian Red Cross

National programs and international aid

141.7

5. Plan Canada

International aid and development

141.3

6. United Way Toronto & York Region

Fundraising organization granting to multiple social service agencies

131.5

7.  SickKids Foundation

Fundraising organization for children's hospital

131.3

8. Heart and Stroke Foundation

Disease research and prevention

115.6

9. Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation

Fundraising organization for hospital

101.3

10.  Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Fundraising organization for cancer hospital

94.3

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