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.

Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre

Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre is a community based organization driven by passion, innovation and a strong commitment to social justice, community engagement and collaboration.
Our first-ever Gala Fundraiser Concert!Even the Premier's a fan!

Sistema Toronto

To build and sustain an intensive social program that provides free, ensemble-based music lessons to inspire children at risk to realize their full potential as students, musicians, and citizens.

Clay & Paper Theatre

Clay & Paper Theatre's mandate is to create, develop and perform multi-disciplinary, community driven theatrical works, using narrative theatre and large-scale puppetry in public spaces for...

Sustainability Network

Our mission is to enrich Canadian environmental leaders and non-profit organizations through programs, services and support that help them increase their capacity to lead, manage and strategize. The...

Toronto Foundation for Student Success

We are the Toronto Foundation for Student Success. We work diligently to identify and initiate innovative, non-traditional programs that deal with hunger, poverty and violence experienced by students...

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) continues to work under the guidance of its motto, “Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important”. This stands as a reminder of...

Findhelp Information Services

Findhelp is a lead provider of information and referral services in Ontario and across Canada. We connect people and agencies to human services and the social services system and assist all clients.
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-...

Luminato Festival

Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity, is an annual, international, multi-disciplinary arts Festival, which reflects the diverse character of the City of Toronto and aims to engage the...

Inner City Angels

Inner City Angels brings imaginative rich topic inspired interdisciplinary arts programs to children in Toronto inner city and priority neighbourhood elementary schools.

First Work

First Work aims to helps youth find and keep meaningful employment that will help improve the quality of their lives. First Work has a province-wide network of over 70 service organizations, 25 of...

Distress Centres

Distress Centres is to create an emotional safety net for the vulnerable and at risk in our community.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

The Power Plant is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional...

Regent Park School of Music

The Regent Park School of Music aims to provide high quality, affordable music education to underprivileged youth in Regent Park and other areas of the City of Toronto.
The Honourable Michael Chan & Peter Aceto part of the UNITY CrewUNITY Featured in Maclean's Magazine

UNITY Charity

MISSION - UNITY Charity engages and empowers youth to be role models and leaders in their communities. UNITY engages youth 10 to 18 by implementing school and community programs helping youth...
Snowy owl releaseChild learns about wildlife at Toronto Wildlife Centre

Toronto Wildlife Centre

It is the mission of Toronto Wildlife Centre to help build a healthy community for people and wildlife by raising awareness about urban wildlife issues, offering expert advice about wildlife...

North York Community House

To support our diverse community to achieve its goals, and to enhance the strength and resilience of our neighbourhoods.

Sistering: A Women's Place

Sistering is a women’s organization that offers emotional and practical supports to women through programs which enable them to take greater control over their lives. Guided by the principles of Anti...

The Children's Book Bank

The mission of The Children’s Book Bank is to provide free books and literacy support to children in high-needs neighbourhoods across Toronto by recycling gently-used children's books and making...

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) is a professional dance organization that creates and presents works on a local, national and international scale.

David Suzuki Foundation

We collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based...
ArtReach Showcase 2010ArtReach Youth Painting

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...

David Suzuki Foundation

We collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based...


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...

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program

The Parent Child Mother Goose Program fosters parent-child bonding, literacy and healthy parenting through a rich oral language experience in an emotionally supportive environment that enhances the...

Workman Arts Project of Ontario

Workman Arts Project of Ontario (Workman Arts) facilitates aspiring, emerging and established artists with mental illness and addiction issues to develop and refine their art form through its arts...
Teen Legal Helpline

Teen Legal Helpline

We provide teens in Ontario with free and confidential legal advice so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

Dusk Dances

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