First Book Canada named to 2023 Top Impact Charities list by Charity Intelligence Canada 

Toronto, ON (November 13, 2023). Today, First Book Canada/Le Premier Livre Canada has been named to 3 Charity Intelligence Canada lists for 2023. The organization was named a Charity Intelligence (Ci)’s Top 10 Impact Charities of 2023, Top 10 Canadian Impact Charities of 2023, and Top 10 Impact: Canadian Youth Charities of 2023.  

Charity Intelligence analysts review publicly available information for over 800 charities. This includes their financial statements, annual reports, CRA T3010 filings, and websites. Each charity is consistently rated given the standards set in our rating methodology. 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 the listed charities produce high impact per dollar with their programming. 

We are thrilled to be rated as a Top 10 Impact Charity for the third year in a row. This recognition of the positive impact on the lives of kids in need, is shared with thousands of educators & program leaders throughout Canada. Together we are eliminating barriers and inspiring young minds.

– Heather Farquharson, Executive Director for First Book Canada 

The Top Impact Charities are a breed apart from the over 850 Canadian charities Charity Intelligence reports on and rates. Charity Intelligence’s overall star ratings are based on an assessment of 5 objective aspects: 1. donor reporting, 2. financial transparency, 3. funding need, 4. cents to the cause, and 5. demonstrated impact. The 5-star rated charities based on these metrics are listed in the 2023 100 Highest Rated Charities report.  

About Charity Intelligence 

Charity Intelligence researches Canadian charities for donors. Charity Intelligence’s reports and ratings help Canadians give confidently. With greater confidence, people say they gave 32% more money. Charity Intelligence reviews and rates over 850 Canadian charities and provides in-depth reports on philanthropic sectors like Canada’s environment, cancer research, and homelessness. Currently, over 400,000 users come to Charity Intelligence’s website ( annually as a go-to trusted source for information on Canadian charities. 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. 

Support First Book Canada’s Mission 

95 cents of every dollar donated to First Book Canada goes directly towards new books, educational resources, and programs to serve kids in need. To make an impact this #GivingTuesday, consider donating to First Book Canada’s Unlock A Story Campaign at 

Charity Intelligence 2023 Top 10 Impact Charities
Charity Intelligence 2023 Top 10 Canadian Impact Charities
Charity Intelligence 2023 Top 10 Impact Youth Charities