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.

FIT Community Services - Friends In Trouble

Friends In Trouble (FIT) is a community based non-profit with a mission to bridge the gap between those who have and those who do not, by addressing the impacts of poverty on individuals, families...
WoodGreen Homeward Bound single moms celebrate graduationNew Canadian youth build skills


WoodGreen Community Services enhances self-sufficiency, promotes well-being and reduces poverty through innovative solutions to critical social needs.

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.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Tafelmusik’s vision is to be a centre of excellence in period performance for generations to come. To sustain this vision, Tafelmusik is now developing artists and audiences for the future through...

Words In Motion

Words in Motion is a not-for-profit, charitable arts education organization which presents and uses the arts to help children and their families achieve their full potential as members of our...
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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...

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...

Community Association for Riding for the Disabled (CARD)

CARD's mission is "to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities through quality therapeutic riding programs"
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Bird Studies Canada

Bird Studies Canada (BSC)’s mission is to conserve the wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy. We...

Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project (LAMP)

LAMP Community Health Centre strives to improve quality of life by supporting people to reach their full potential. We partner with our community to address new and emerging community needs, and...

White Ribbon Canada

White Ribbon is the world's largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
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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...

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...
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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...

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.

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....

LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests)

LEAF works to protect and enhance our urban forest. Our mission is to raise public awareness, foster a sense of ownership, engage diverse communities, provide educational tools and resources and...

Harmony Movement / Harmony Education Foundation

Harmony Movement was founded with a mandate to promote harmony and equity in Canada. Our mission is to advocate equity, diversity and inclusion by educating and empowering youth to become leaders for...
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Skills for Change of Metro Toronto

We provide learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees to access and fully participate in the workplace and wider community.


For more than 10 years, CivicAction has played the role of neutral sandbox, bringing together senior executives and rising leaders from all sectors to tackle challenges facing the Greater Toronto and...
North Etobicoke youth participants in Exploring Creativity in Depth86-year-old Gwen rehearses for seniors dance project 'Dancing in the Third Act'

Arts Etobicoke

Established in 1973, Arts Etobicoke is a community arts service organization that believes everyone should have access to art. Located in a beautiful storefront gallery in the heart of Islington...

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.
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Renascent Foundation Inc.

Renascent facilitates recovery, education and prevention relating to alcohol and drug addictions through a continuum of abstinence-based programs and services for individuals, families and...

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.