addiction, calgary treatment centre, family healing, recovery

Toronto, November 28, 2017. Today Charity Intelligence (Ci) releases its 2017 Top 10 Impact Charities list – a must-read for Canadians looking for impact in their giving. These are the 10 highest-impact charities found by Charity Intelligence in Canada this year, to which donors can give confidently and make the most measurable difference.

Charity Intelligence has picked the most effective Canadian charities that combat issues such as hunger, homelessness, health, and improving education. For the first time, a charity providing international aid, Doctors Without Borders, has made this list.

Evidence shows that the 10 high-impact charities are likely to be the most effective at changing lives. Ci’s Director of Research, Greg Thomson, says “giving for impact means looking beyond administrative and fundraising costs to see what difference a charity is making in the lives of its clients. For your dollar, these charities are creating the most positive change we have seen.” If you donate $100 to a charity and it creates $200 worth of social value, that is a good investment. If the charity can create $300 worth of value, that is even better. These 10 high-impact charities as a group are likely to produce over $600 in value from a $100 gift!

To do this work, Ci has teamed up with Success Markets Inc. (SMI), a U.S.-based charity that was developed for the sole purpose of taking the guesswork out of charitable giving. Together, we measure the impact of each dollar donated to help donors see how they can deliver the most good for the same level of giving.

The Top 10 Impact Charities range in annual donations from $164,000 to $55.8 million, showing that charities of any size can provide impact. The list contains two charities that operate nationally, one operating internationally, and seven local charities from across four provinces, operating in seven different social service and education sectors. Last year, donors to our list of high-impact charities created an additional $100 million of social value in Canada simply by shifting the way they donate.

Charity Intelligence researches Canadian charities for donors. Charity Intelligence’s website (www.charityintelligence.ca) reviews and rates over 700 Canadian charities as well as providing in-depth reports on philanthropic sectors like Canada’s environment, cancer, and homelessness. Today over 325,000 Canadians use Charity Intelligence’s website as a go-to source for information on Canadian charities and have downloaded over 5 million charity reports. Through rigorous and independent research, Charity Intelligence helps donors be informed and give intelligently. Charity Intelligence aims to assist Canada’s dynamic sector to be more transparent, accountable and focused on results.

For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Greg Thomson at 416.363.1555, [email protected]


The Government of Alberta supports Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Recovery-Oriented Communities of Care which include addiction treatment and post-treatment housing. Their goal is to create lasting Recovery in Alberta for individuals, families, and entire communities promoting the fact that Recovery is Real, Attainable, and Sustainable. All Albertans can experience the positive and healing effects of Recovery Capital. For more information please visit their website https://www.alberta.ca/addiction-mental-health.aspx

Mission Fit

Ron Jarrett, owner of Mission Fitness is what a committed and helpful community partner is all about. He trains the clients in the house weekly and believes that true strength and progress can only be made from a solid foundation.  That foundation includes alignment, mobility and stability, and must address any muscular imbalances, weaknesses and lack of connection.  Achieving this level means the body is able to progress safely without fear of injury. www.missionfit.ca

for more information about Fresh Start Recovery Centre or any of our programs.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This