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.

Neighbourhood Information Post (NIP)

The mission of NIP is to help and empower marginalized and socially isolated people in our community by: ensuring people in our community have equitable access to quality programs and services;...
Youth with a neck tattoo that reads: "Threatened a kid." Text below reads "Don't let their past become their future, Peacbuilders.ca"Youth with a face tattoo that reads: "Smashed a window." Text below reads "Don't let their past become their future, Peacbuilders.ca"

Peacebuilders International (Canada)

We use the revolutionary restorative justice tool known as peacebuilding circles to increase the capacity of youth to communicate, manage conflict, and make decisions.

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) boldly champions the free expression rights of journalists and media workers around the world. In Canada, we monitor, defend and promote free...

The 519

The 519 Church Street Community Centre is a meeting place and focal point for the creative enhancement of a vibrant healthy downtown community. We respond creatively and passionately to the needs of...

Children's Peace Theatre

Children’s Peace Theatre is committed to creating a culture of peace and transformative justice by engaging children and youth through the practice of art and theatre.
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...

North York Community House

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

Mammalian Diving Reflex

Mammalian Diving Reflex is a Toronto-based non-profit charity and performance company. We create community-based events that are free and open to the public in Toronto, in Canada, and around the...
Two young cancer patients wearing their bravery beadsChildhood cancer patient with chemo demonstration doll

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...

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.

Youth Empowering Parents (YEP)

Youth Empowering Parents was developed out of the shared experiences of a group of Regent Park youth. It pairs adults with volunteer youth who speak the same language, and then trains youth to...

Evergreen

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...
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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Artscape

Artscape is a not‐for‐profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities.

The Psychology Foundation of Canada

Sharing sound psychological knowledge to better people’s lives. The Psychology Foundation translates leading psychological research into state-of-the-art programs to promote mental health across the...

Evergreen

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...

Evergreen

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...

Parasport Ontario

ParaSport Ontario supports the development and promotion of the Paralympic and ParaSport movement in Ontario.

Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth

Eva’s Initiatives works locally and nationally to prevent, reduce, and end youth homelessness. Eva's provides youth (ages 16-24) with emergency and transitional housing, harm reduction services...

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...
Year 3 Timberwolves apply outdoor and teamwork skills on their Haliburtan Highland canoe trip (summer 2013)2nd Year Coyote Alliance with 5th Year Leaders-in-Training Enjoying a Trip to the Tree Farm  (December, 2013)

Trails Youth Initiatives Inc.

For 22 years Trails Youth Initiatives has been challenging and equipping youth from the inner city of Toronto to become contributing members of their communities. Our interventions (outdoor...

Ashoka Canada

Ashoka finds and fosters the most powerful emergent ideas led by the most effective social entrepreneurs. We provide a pathway for all Canadians to be changemakers.

Delta Family Resource Centre

Delta Family Resource Centre, a non-profit community organization, envisions a healthy and empowered community where families and children thrive. A multi-ethnic, multi-site organization situated in...

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.

Art City in St. James Town

St. James Town is a dynamic, diverse community with a need for additional social engagement. By providing art-based experiences and learning opportunities for young people, regardless of their skill...

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.

The 519

The 519 Church Street Community Centre is a meeting place and focal point for the creative enhancement of a vibrant healthy downtown community. We respond creatively and passionately to the needs of...

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...
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