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.

Young Carers Program

Hospice Toronto

Hospice Toronto staff and trained volunteers provide and facilitate access to compassionate care for people with life threatening illnesses, offering them support options, honouring their choices and...

Camp Oochigeas

Camp Oochigeas is a privately funded, volunteer based organization that provides kids with cancer and kids affected by childhood cancer with a unique opportunity for growth through challenging, fun,...
Run for Fun 2015 - Run through Morningside Park

East Scarborough Storefront

The East Scarborough Storefront (The Storefront), uses the power of collaboration to support people and build community in the inner suburban neighbourhood of Kingston Galloway/ Orton Park (KGO)....

Dixon Hall

We are community partners in creating opportunities for people of all ages to dream, to achieve and to live full and rewarding lives.

COSTI Immigrant Services

COSTI provides educational, social, and employment services to help all immigrants in the greater Toronto area attain self-sufficiency in Canada.

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...

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...
youth at silkscreening tabletwo working at sewing machines

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...
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...

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...

Arthritis Research Foundation

To beat arthritis and autoimmune diseases.
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 (OBC) is a not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization that cultivates resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of...
A tutor helps a student with computer skills

Frontier College

Frontier College is a national literacy organization; we believe literacy is a right.

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...

Business In The Streets

BITS helps young and other low-resource emerging entrepreneurs who face barriers to employment and financing by providing access to business training, micro-financing and peer mentorship. BITS...

The Redwood

The Redwood exists to support women and their children to live free from domestic abuse by providing safe, accessible services that will help them reach their goals. We operate within an anti-racist...

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...
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...
Young Carers Program

Hospice Toronto

Hospice Toronto staff and trained volunteers provide and facilitate access to compassionate care for people with life threatening illnesses, offering them support options, honouring their choices and...

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...

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.

PEACH – Promoting Education and Community Health

PEACH provides transformative, youth-centred, social and educational programs that model what is possible for youth and their families within our Jane and Finch community.

Casey House

Casey House is a specialty HIV/AIDS hospital with inpatient and community programming, including home care and outreach programs.
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...
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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. Our work takes place in low-income newcomer...

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...

Success Beyond Limits Education Program

To improve educational outcomes, expand possibilities, and provide support to youth in Jane and Finch along their individual paths to success.

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...
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