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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  • Hospice of Greater Saint John [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Compassionate care that celebrates life

    Health - Palliative

    Saint John, NB

  • Huntington Society of Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Together. Working to tell our story.


    Kitchener, ON

  • Indspire [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Enriching Canada through Indigenous education and by inspiring achievement.

    Social Services - First Nations

    Ohsweken, ON

  • Indwell Community Homes [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Hope and Homes for All.

    Social Services - Housing

    Hamilton, ON

  • Inn from the Cold [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Shelter, Sanctuary, Healing

    Social Services - Homeless (Shelter)

    Calgary, AB

  • Where nature needs us most.


    Chester, NS

  • People Helping People

    International Aid

    Toronto, ON

  • Sparking the entrepreneurial spirit in Canadian youth


    Toronto, ON

  • KidSport Calgary [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    So all kids can play.

    Sports & Recreation

    Calgary, AB

  • Lifewater Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Because Water is Life

    International Aid

    Thunder Bay, ON

  • MADA Community Center [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    We are all family

    Social Services

    Montreal, QC

  • McGill University [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Open + Connected + Purposeful

    Education - University

    Montreal, QC

  • McMaster University [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Inspiring Innovation and Discovery

    Education - University

    Hamilton, ON

  • Mennonite Central Committee Canada [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Relief, development, and peace in the name of Christ.

    International Aid

    Winnipeg, MB

  • Mennonite Central Committee Ontario [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Relief, development and peace in the name of Christ

    Social Services

    Kitchener, ON

  • Mission Old Brewery [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Think differently. Act collectively.

    Social Services - Homeless

    Montreal, QC

  • Mississauga Food Bank [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Mississauga, ON

  • Moisson Montreal [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Ensuring an optimal food supply to the community organizations that provide assistance to people in crisis on the Island of Montréal

    Social Services - Food Bank (Distributor)

    Montreal, QC

  • Moorelands Kids [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    Bridging the opportunity gap for kids.

    Social Services - At-Risk Youth

    Toronto, ON

  • Operation Eyesight Universal [Charity Rating: 5/5]

    For All The World To See

    International Aid

    Calgary, AB