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.

Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation

Wellspring is a network of community-based support centres offering programs and services that meet the emotional, social, practical and restorative needs of people living with cancer and those who...

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...

UforChange

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

Future Possibilities Canada Inc

To inspire and empower children, aged 9-12, from diverse, underserved Canadian communities to practice Possibility Thinking, and to become leaders by creating meaningful Goals of Contribution, both...

The Regent Park School of Music

The Regent Park School of Music gives children and youth aged 3-18 from high-risk low income neighbourhoods in Toronto the chance of a music education that will help them do well in school, raise...
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 the child has lifelong access to the best care for the best possible...
LOW LogoMark Mattson collects a water sample

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is a federally registered charity working to restore swimmability, drinkability and fishability to Lake Ontario.

Greenest City

Greenest City is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to building healthy, inclusive neighbourhoods through community gardening and the celebration of food.

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...

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) is a professional dance organization that creates and presents works on a local, national and international scale.

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.

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...

Parasport Ontario

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

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...
Youth Bicycle Build

Charlie's FreeWheels

Charlie’s FreeWheels offers a Build-A-Bike program that teaches bicycle mechanics to youth. The program is free for participants, and gives youth the opportunity to build their own bike by...
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...

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...
North York Community HouseNorth York Community House

North York Community House

To support our diverse community to achieve its goals, and to enhance the strength and resilience of our neighbourhoods.
Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks.

Dusk Dances

Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. As dusk descends, a theatrical host leads the audience - which invariably...

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...

Youth Employment Services YES

Youth Employment Services YES believes that employment is empowerment and the cornerstone of safe and healthy communities. YES leads the Canadian youth sector with innovative programs that empower...

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.
The Mosaic Institute - Difference is the SolutionOur community-based programs help young Canadians of all backgrounds bridge divides

The Mosaic Institute

The Mosaic Institute is a ‘think and do tank’ that creates platforms for learning and dialogue among diverse Canadian communities to advance justice, promote peace, and reduce conflict. Using...

CivicAction

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...

Sistering - A Women's Place

Sistering envisions a world where all women, in all our diversity, are valued; a world where we are safe and supported, treated with dignity, and given the respect we deserve. We offer practical and...
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...
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