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Many Canadians want to give back, but the options can be overwhelming: how do you know if an organization is respectable? Where do you get the best bang for your buck?

We've complied our resources to help better inform your decisions - to make sure what time and money you have is spent well.

What type of volunteer am I? Take our volunteer quiz here to find out which organizations best suit your interests, and get matched with opportunities in your area

What's the best charity for you? Read advice from the pros here: learn what read flags to watch out for, determine a charity's impact and assess financial responsibilty

What can I start doing right now?
Read the Kielburgers' guide to 'Living Me to We' - learn how to navigate the system, develop socially-conscious habits and get tips from notable Canadians such as Margaret Atwood, Rick Hansen and Michaelle Jean.

How can I research a specific charity? Search the government database of all Canadian charities here - find out their status, financial activity, contact information, etc. on the CRA website

What are the most popular charities in Canada? 1.World Vision Canada 2. The Canadian Red Cross 3. The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters for Canada and Bermuda 4. The Malvern Rouge Valley Youth Services 5. Plan International Canada Inc. 6. Ecotecture: Centre for Ecological Art & Architecture 7. Art Gallery of Ontario 8. The Centre for International Governance Innovation 9. The Governing Council of the University of Toronto 10. Canadian Cancer Society Ontario Division

(For more data on Canadian philanthropy, click here)