September 18, 2018


Top 100 Rated Charities



Are you looking for a list of the best of the best charities? The following is a list of the Top 100 Charities as rated by Charity Intelligence. These are the charities that have the highest point totals based on our rating methodology, excluding charities with an Impact rating of Fair or Low.

All of these charities are transparent, accountable to donors, have a need for funding, and are not wasteful when it comes to overhead costs. As well, 31 of these 100 charities have been rated for impact and have been found to be either Good or High impact charities. These are the charities donors can give to with confidence.

As well as the list below, we have compiled the details of these charities, sorted by either type of charity or by location, depending on your interest.

By charity sector:   By province (where they work):

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.Our Top 100 Rated Charities in 2018:

Social Service Charities


Calgary Urban Project Society 

Momentum Community Economic Development Society 

St. Stephen's Community House

YMCA of Greater Vancouver


Addiction Recovery

Fresh Start Recovery Centre 


Youth At-Risk 

Aunt Leah's Place 

Boundless School 

Children's Cottage Society 


Sarnia-Lambton Rebound 

Trails Youth Initiatives 

Youth Without Shelter 



Food Banks 

Calgary Food Bank 

Edmonton's Food Bank 

Food Banks Canada 

Food for Life Canada 

Fort York Food Bank

Hamilton Food Share

Moisson Montreal

Wood Buffalo Food Bank 



Calgary Drop-In

Calgary Homeless Foundation

Fred Victor 

Homes First 

Inn From The Cold 

Lookout Emergency Aid Society 

Wesley Urban Ministries 


Mental Health

Distress Centres of Toronto 

George Hull Centre for Children and Families

Pathways Clubhouse


Women At-Risk 

Alice House 

Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter

Discovery House 



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada 

Toronto Foundation for Student Success 

Youth Employment Services 



East York Learning Experience 


Jump Math

Junior Achievement of Central Ontario 

Pathways to Education 


International Aid

Canadian Feed The Children

Canadian Foodgrains Bank 


Doctors Without Borders 


Farm Radio International 

Humanitarian Coalition (Fundraising charity)

International Justice Mission Canada 

Lifewater Canada 

Mennonite Central Committee Canada 

Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba

Operation Eyesight Universal

Opportunity International Canada 

SEVA Canada 

Shelterbox Canada  

World Renew 



Brain Canada 

Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

Central Toronto Community Health Centres 

Hope Air 

Rick Hansen Institute 

Street Health 

Hospice of Greater Saint John 

Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care 

Victoria Hospice Society



Bruce Trail Conservancy

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society 


Nature Conservancy Canada 


Animal Welfare


Ontario SPCA 

Toronto Humane Society 

World Animal Protection (International)


Fundraising Charities

United Way Burlington & Greater Hamilton 

United Way Elgin Middlesex 

United Way of Calgary and Area 

United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington 

United Way of Peel Region 

United Way of Saskatoon & Area 

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region 

United Way of the Lower Mainland 

United Way of Winnipeg 

United Way/Centraide of Greater Montreal 

United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County  


Universities - Education

McGill University 

McMaster University 

Memorial University of Newfoundland 

Queen's University 

Simon Fraser University 

University of Alberta 

University of British Columbia 

University of Calgary 

University of Manitoba 

University of New Brunswick 

University of Regina 

University of Saskatchewan 

University of Toronto 

University of Victoria 

University of Western Ontario 

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