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.

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,...
Variety Village, members and friends.Member and staff in the Fieldhouse.

Variety Village

The mission of Variety Village is to transform lives for people. Variety Village achieves this mission through promoting appreciation, interaction, empowerment and inclusion. We facilitate the...

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...
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...

Mammalian Diving Reflex

Mammalian Diving Reflex is a Toronto-based not-for-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...

LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests)

LEAF is a non-profit organization that teaches people about trees and gets them excited about the urban forest. We plant native trees in backyards and educate people on how to care for trees in their...

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities is dedicated to meeting the holistic health needs of the communities of Scarborough by addressing many aspects of health including physical, mental, social...

YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our vision is to make our communities home to the healthiest children, teens...
Music Therapist and client Frankie

Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

We promote, develop and support music therapy services and research in order to restore, maintain and improve the mental, physical and emotional health of Canadians.

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,...
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...

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...
A tutor helps a student with computer skills

Frontier College

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

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

The Power Plant is Canada’s leading public gallery devoted exclusively to contemporary visual art. It is a vital forum for the advanced artistic culture of our time that offers an exceptional...
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)....

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services improves health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services...
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Toronto Foundation for Student Success

We are the Toronto Foundation for Student Success. We work diligently to identify and initiate innovative, non-traditional programs that deal with hunger, poverty and violence experienced by students...

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...

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...
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...
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...
ACORN Affordable Housing Forum at The 519ACORN 100 Parkway Forest Dr protest landlord Timbercreek

Toronto ACORN

Toronto ACORN is the local affiliate of ACORN Canada, an independent national organization of low and moderate income families.

Project Canoe

We use the outdoors, including wilderness canoe trips, to create a transformative environment in which our youth develop life skills, social competencies, and resiliency, thereby fostering their own...

Luminato Festival

Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity, is an annual, international, multi-disciplinary arts Festival, which reflects the diverse character of the City of Toronto and aims to engage the...
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...

Homes First

Homes First provides affordable stable housing and support services to help people break the cycle of homelessness.

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.
Youth Access

Soulpepper Theatre Company

Soulpepper’s artistic mission is to create a home in Canada’s largest city for the great dramatic works of our collective cultural inheritance; to develop the audience of the future; to encourage the...
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