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.

Mentoring Juniors 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...
TIFF Bell Lightbox—Canada's home for film cultureCinema at TIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF

TIFF is a charitable organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world, through film. By providing children and youth from under-served communities with access to free...
Transformative learning experiences for a sustainable futureConnecting Citizens with Important Water Events in Their Lives

Ecologos

Ecologos is a network of 2500 volunteers, advisors and supporters who produce and deliver transformative water experiences to nurture a more water-sustainable future. At Ecologos we promote a...

UrbanArts

UrbanArts is a non-profit Community Arts Council focused on enhancing neighbourhoods by engaging youth in community development through the arts. Our mandate is to promote, engage and facilitate...

Earthroots Fund

Earthroots is a leading grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the preservation of Ontario’s wilderness, wildlife, and watersheds through research, education and action. We work in...

Earthroots Fund

Earthroots is a leading grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the preservation of Ontario’s wilderness, wildlife, and watersheds through research, education and action. We work in...
ArtReach Showcase 2010ArtReach Youth Painting

ArtReach

ArtReach'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 young...
Good Food Box VolunteersCommunity Gardens

FoodShare Toronto

Since 1985, FoodShare Toronto has worked to model a food system that is sustainable and accessible for everyone. Our programs concentrate in five key areas – schools, growing, cooking, fresh produce...
Sherbourne Health Centre's vibrant mosaic reflects its unique blend of innovative programsSmiling Health Bus program nurse and client

Sherbourne Health Centre Corporation

Situated in the heart of Toronto’s downtown east, Sherbourne has been providing essential primary care and chronic disease management, mental health services, health promotion and education, and...

Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association

Our mission is to ensure that Chinese Seniors & where appropriate, others in need of services, in the Greater Toronto Area and the surrounding areas live a Quality & Enriched Life in the...

Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre

Community-based New Media, Radio, and Television Arts Broadcasting Centre dedicated to best practices in training and mentorship of youth in broadcasting and digital arts.

Ronald McDonald House Toronto

To provide a ‘home away from home’ for seriously ill children and their families to heal better together.
Manifesto Community Project, Inc.

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...
Artist Charmaine Lurch with Queen Victoria PS students creating musical narrative muralArtist Charmaine Lurch with Rose Ave PS students building their own Sistine Chapel

Inner City Angels

Inner City Angels is an award winning arts education charity engaging inner city children in innovative arts experiences that value and celebrate our connections and differences and how we can impact...
Huda the artist creating at SKETCH studiosJoel a SKETCH artist

SKETCH Working Arts

SKETCH is a Toronto-based community-arts initiative now celebrating 20 years of creating opportunities for young people, ages 16-29, who are homeless or living on the margins. SKETCH inspires and...
Youth Access

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Soulpepper’s artistic mission is to create a home in Canada’s largest city for the great dramatic works of our collective cultural inheritance; to develop the audience of the future; to encourage the...

David Suzuki Foundation

Our mission is to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future. Through a combination of sound science and active public outreach, we motivate Canadians to take...
Growing the Future, a Small Change Funded project by Greenest City in Toronto, Ontario.Water, Boots and Bugs: Engaging Young Citizen Scientists, a Small Change Funded Project by EcoSpark in Toronto, Ontario.

Small Change Fund

Founded in Toronto in 2009, Small Change Fund has been strengthening the capacity of people and organizations to build lasting change from the ground up. We support important community projects that...
Cahoots Theatre Company - Theatre in Full ColourImage of paper SERIES ensemble, 2011. Photo by Richard Lee

Cahoots Theatre Projects

Cahoots Theatre investigates and examines the complexities of diversity through the creation and production of new theatre works, development of professional artists and the engagement of communities...

LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests)

LEAF is a non-profit organization that teaches people about trees and gets them excited about the urban forest. We plant native trees in backyards and educate people on how to care for trees in their...
ROADS Scholarships recipients

East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club

For over 60 years the Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough has been providing quality programs and services for the children, youth and families within our community!

Merry Go Round Children's Foundation

The Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation’s (MGR) mission is to help deserving yet financially disadvantaged youth access the technology and tools they need to achieve their academic & social...

LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests)

LEAF is a non-profit organization that teaches people about trees and gets them excited about the urban forest. We plant native trees in backyards and educate people on how to care for trees in their...

The Stop Community Food Centre

The Stop Community Food Centre strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.
Music Therapist and client Frankie

Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

We promote, develop and support music therapy services and research in order to restore, maintain and improve the mental, physical and emotional health of Canadians.
Roots of Empathy, social and emotional learning, bullying prevention, classroom programRoots of Empathy, classroom, tiny teacher, social emotional learning, bullying prevention

Roots of Empathy / Racines de l'empathie

Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression - including bullying - among school children while raising social/emotional...

YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our vision is to make our communities home to the healthiest children, teens...
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