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.

over 2,100 dead birds displayed -- they were recovered in 2015 by FLAP Canada volunteers

Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada

FLAP Canada's mission is to safeguard migratory birds in the urban environment through education, policy development, research, rescue and rehabilitation.
Art Starts Children's Mural

Art Starts

Art Starts inspires and cultivates social change through community building arts initiatives.

UforChange

UforChange inspires better futures for newcomer and Canadian youth through an arts-based community-building program of experiential and intercultural learning.
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...

ACCES Employment

ACCES Employment assists job seekers from diverse backgrounds, who are facing barriers to employment, to integrate into the Canadian job market. We achieve this by providing employment services,...
A rendering of the new Eva's Phoenix Transitional Housing and Training Facility

Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth

Eva's is an innovative and award-winning organization that operates three unique facilities in Toronto, providing shelter and programs to help homeless and at-risk youth reach their potential to...
TVBS 2015CBN Rouge Valley Ride 2015

Community Bicycle Network

Over the past 23 years, CBN has proved to be a truly community focused organization that provides a unique educational-retail environment that serves as a paradigm for community bike shops. As a...

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...
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...

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...
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...
Celebrating in the Mabelle ParkA Light in Midwinter: Invincible Summer 2014

MABELLEarts

MABELLEarts brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to make art, tell stories and creatively transform the place that is Mabelle – a high-density Toronto Community Housing...
Woman stands in front of the YWCA Toronto logo, beside the words "I came to... join the movement"Girls at the YWCA Toronto Girls Centre in Scarborough

YWCA Toronto

YWCA Toronto transforms the lives of women and girls through services and programs that promote equality, economic security and lives free from violence.

For Youth Initiative (FYI)

For Youth Initiative is an organization that is committed to creating healthy communities by increasing life-chances of youth at-risk. We do this through the provision of empowering programs and...
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...
Neighbourhood Information Post

Neighbourhood Information Post (NIP)

The mission of NIP To provide programs and services that make it possible for all marginalized and socially isolated people in our community to live a stable, quality life in a suitable home by:...

Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders

Broad Reach Foundation’s mandate is to advance the life and leadership skills of disadvantaged teens from vulnerable communities through the sport, science and mastery of sailing.

Centennial Infant and Child Centre Foundation

Centennial Infant and Child Centre provides in home and preschool education and support for children with special needs and their families: building futures-changing lives and strengthening families.
Community Arts SpaceUnSpun Theatre

Gardiner Museum

The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay. Through the display of its...

CTI Canadian Training Institute

Our mission is to enhance the effectiveness of client services delivered by criminal justice and other integrated behavioural health services through training, networking, collaborative action,...

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...

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...
Encouraging words from kids to other kids at the Boost CYAC

Boost Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention

At Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre® we are committed to eliminating abuse and violence toward children and youth between 3 to 17 years of age, and supporting families through difficult times...
A tutor helps a student with computer skills

Frontier College

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

Lost Lyrics

Lost Lyrics is part of a self-determined movement rooted in the exploration of alternative education. Created by Amanda Parris and Natasha Daniel, the vision of Lost Lyrics was inspired by the...

CERA - Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation

CERA envisions an Ontario where every person realizes their housing rights, is treated with dignity, and lives free from discrimination in a stable, safe and affordable home. At CERA, we defend...

Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

To provide a safe, supportive place where the children and youth of Regent Park, Cabbagetown, downtown east and Trinity-Bellwoods can connect with mentors, each other, and their community to...

SPRINT Senior Care

We began caring for seniors and enabling seniors to care for themselves in 1983. We continue to do so today as an accredited, not-for-profit community support service agency in Toronto by offering a...
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