The Charity 100 ranks Canada’s 100 biggest charities based on a variety of factors, one of which is how much of their spending actually goes toward the program. For this gallery, organizations get top marks if they spend 85% or more on the cause, and we determine grades by measuring them against other charities doing similar work.
A few notes:
• The financial data comes from the charities’ 2008, 2009 and 2010 Canada Revenue Agency T3010 information returns.
• Charities are ordered based on the amount of donations and money raised in 2010.
• Non-program-related costs can include salaries, rent, fundraising, maintenance, bank fees, etc.
• For more on how our ranking works, check out the methodology page.