Fresh Start has been chosen as a top 10 Canadian impact charity

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Fresh Start Recovery has been once again chosen this year in the top 10 Canadian impact charities! Thank you for your continued support in helping us recover individuals and families from addiction!


“A growing niche of donors each year is looking for terrific charities to support, particularly those that have measurable, proven, and high impact.

Most charities claim that they “make a difference” in the lives of those they work with, but it is very difficult for donors to tell how much of a difference any given charity is making. Charity Intelligence’s rigorous analysis measures this difference, or the impact, charities actually make to see how each dollar we give can create the most positive change.

Over $18 billion was given to charities by Canadian donors last year and a significant portion of that is going to less effective charities. Donors often focus on the reputation of the charity or they get distracted by salaries or administrative costs when what really matters is understanding the impact they create.

“Some charities create a lot of change with the donations given to them. Others have almost nothing to show for the money coming from donors” says Greg Thomson, Director of Research at Charity Intelligence. “Of the 300 Canadian charities we have analysed for impact, these Top 10 have the highest measurable demonstrated impact. Our calculations estimate this group of Top 10 Impact Charities delivers average returns of roughly 6 dollars for every dollar donated, compared with overall average charity returns of only about 1.5 dollars.”

The 2023 Top 10 Impact Charities cover frontline charities providing social services in Canada, such as food, education, and addiction recovery, as well as international programs bringing evidence-based programs to developing countries, like clean water, health and education programs.  All of these charities produce high impact per dollar with their programs.”

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Top Impact Charities of 2023 – Charity Intelligence Canada

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