Five-Star Charities

Charity Intelligence has rated over 800 charities on a scale of 0 to 5 stars. Below is a list of the 5-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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  • University of Victoria [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    A multitude of the wise is the health of the world

    Education - University

    Victoria, BC

  • University of Western Ontario [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Truth and Utility

    Education - University

    London, ON

  • Veterans Transition Network [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Never Alone


    Vancouver, BC

  • Victoria Hospice Society [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Quality end-of-life care for all

    Health - Palliative

    Victoria, BC

  • War Child Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Education. Opportunity. Justice.

    International Aid

    Toronto, ON

  • Water First [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Strong communities. Safe, clean water.

    Social Services - First Nations

    Creemore, ON

  • Wilfrid Laurier University [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Inspiring lives

    Education - University

    Waterloo, ON

  • World Federation of Hemophilia [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Improving and sustaining care for people with inherited bleeding disorders around the world.

    International Aid

    Montréal, QC

  • World Renew [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Living Justice. Loving Mercy. Serving Christ.

    International Aid

    Burlington, ON

  • World Vision Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Life in all its fullness

    International Aid

    Mississauga, ON


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