Welcome to the Community Knowledge Centre

The Community Knowledge Centre is a searchable resource that connects you to the outstanding community organizations who are working on the solutions to the issues identified in the Toronto’s Vital Signs Report.

Through video and prose, it presents a story of positive transformation taking place in our city and provides viewers with an opportunity to get involved.

Be inspired by compelling stories. Be informed of innovative work. Be responsive to the needs.

Community MicroSkills Development Centre

MicroSkills is a multicultural, non-profit community based organization committed to assisting the unemployed, with priority to women, racial minorities, immigrants and youth.
Junior Leaders play a Right To Play game with younger students at recessBy the end of the program year, 84% of participants felt they were capable leaders

Right To Play

Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps one million...

Interval House

Interval House provides a continuum of services that enable abused women and children to have access to safe shelter and responsive services that help them establish lives free from violence. The...


We believe we can solve even the most pressing urban environmental issues by bringing diverse people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking...
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Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) champions childhood cancer care. When a child is battling cancer, we ensure that child, and family, have lifelong access to the best care for the best...

No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment

No.9 is an arts organization that uses art and design to bring awareness to environmental concerns. We deliver programs in schools and in the public domain designed to encourage the use of creative...

For Youth Initiative (FYI)

For Youth Initiative is an organization that is committed to creating healthy communities by increasing life-chances of youth at-risk. We do this through the provision of empowering programs and...

The Living City Foundation

The Living City® Foundation is the fundraising and charitable arm of Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA). The Foundation exists to connect, engage, and inspire people to donate to support TRCA...
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METRAC works with individuals, communities and institutions to change ideas, actions and policies with the goal of ending violence against women and youth.


With nearly 10 years under our belt, Framework has focused on delivering high quality volunteer engagement events (i.e Timeraiser) while innovating in other areas relating to non-profit capacity...

Arthritis Research Foundation

To beat arthritis and autoimmune diseases.
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SKETCH Working Arts

SKETCH is a Toronto-based community-arts initiative for young people, ages 16-29, who are homeless or living on the margins. SKETCH inspires and engages youth from all over Canada through the...
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Green Thumbs Growing Kids

Our mission is to educate and engage children and youth with nature and food through the use of school learning gardens and other public spaces.

Family Service Toronto

FST strengthens individuals, families and communities through counselling, education, social action, advocacy and community development and works with partners to build a vibrant community social...

Dusk Dances

Dusk Dances is a curated dance event that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks.

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

Supporting our neighbours, especially those who face economic and/or social barriers, to enrich their lives and the life of our community.
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Artscape is a not‐for‐profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities.

March of Dimes Canada

To create a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities. We provide One Stop: Opportunities for Independence.
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Manifesto Community Projects

Manifesto is a non-profit organization that works to unite, inspire, and empower diverse communities of young people through arts and culture. We aim to provide a platform and the resources needed to...
OBC instructor and urban youth in climbing helmets, giving a thumbs-up in front of the climbing wall.A group of youth at risk looking back on the Toronto cityscape from their campsite on Toronto Island.

Outward Bound Canada

Outward Bound Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization that cultivates resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-...

Art Gallery of Ontario

We bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

Mentoring Junior Kids Organization

MJKO is a charitable organization that promotes positive and healthy lifestyle choices through mentoring and leadership training in a safe and encouraging environment. Our goal is to create a sense...
Harnessing Canada's Diversity for Peace at Home & AbroadOur community-based programs help young Canadians of all backgrounds bridge divides

The Mosaic Institute

​The Mosaic Institute is a “think and do” tank that harnesses the diversity of Canada's people to build a stronger, more inclusive Canada, and promote peace all around the world. Using original...
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ArtReach Toronto

ArtReach Toronto's goal is to support arts initiatives that engage excluded youth. This is carried out through the provision of resources, mentorship, tools and skill-building opportunities for...

Community Bicycle Network

Over the last 21 years, CBN has proved to be a truly community focused organization that provides a unique educational-retail environment that serves as a new paradigm for community bike shops....

ACCESS Community Capital Fund

The mission of ACCESS Community Capital Fund is to enable individuals with economic barriers to realize sustainable self-employment by providing access to capital through community-based micro-...

Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

To provide a safe, supportive place where the children and youth of Regent Park, Cabbagetown, downtown east and Trinity-Bellwoods can connect with mentors, each other, and their community to...
Scarborough Arts: Community Culture Connection

Scarborough Arts

Scarborough Arts is a non-profit charity and the only arts organization of its kind specifically serving the Scarborough community, working with individuals and groups to create and cultivate...