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.

Story Planet

Story Planet is a non-profit storymaking centre. We design and run workshops that encourage young people to create and tell their stories by igniting their imaginations, fueling their curiosities and...

IMPACT - Indian Martial and Performance Arts Collective of Toronto

The mission of IMPACT is to empower youth and engage their creativity through South Asian performance and martial arts such as banethi and kalari.

Moorelands Community Services

At Moorelands, we recognize the inherent value of all children and youth. We work with Toronto children and youth affected by poverty, to provide them with positive and fun experiences to help...

Scarborough Arts

Scarborough Arts develops, delivers and promotes arts programming and cultural initiatives in collaboration and partnership with the community. We bring artists to the community and the community to...

Art Gallery of Ontario

We bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.
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.

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.

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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto

Big Brothers Big Sisters is Canada's leading mentoring charity. We facilitate life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential.
ArtReach Showcase 2010ArtReach Youth Painting

ArtReach Toronto

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


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...

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...
TIFF Bell Lightbox—Canada's home for film cultureCinema at TIFF Bell Lightbox


Bringing the power of film to life, 365 days a year. Whether it's providing families and youth in need with free access to programming, preserving the treasures of Canada's cinematic...

YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership.
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.
The Peer Project YAY Annual Summer Camp 2014

Youth Assisting Youth (YAY)

The Peer Project | Youth Assisting Youth (YAY) is a non-profit charitable organization that matches at-risk and newcomer children ages 6-15 with fully trained and dedicated Volunteer Youth Mentors...

Interval House

Interval House provides a continuum of services that enable abused women and children to have access to safe shelter and responsive services that help them establish lives free from violence. The...

East Scarborough Storefront

East Scarborough is a safe, well-educated and prosperous community. The Storefront contributes to making the impossible possible by providing accessible sites for community members of all ages and...

Pathways to Education Canada

Where you live shouldn’t determine your success in school. But in many cases, it does. Pathways to Education Canada is a charitable organization that helps youth in low-income communities graduate...

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...

Child Development Institute

Child Development Institute (CDI), an accredited children’s mental health agency in Toronto, is a groundbreaker in developing innovative programming. We offer evidence-based programs for children...

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...
Encouraging words from kids to other kids at the Boost CYACChild & Youth Advocacy Centre at Booost

Boost Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention

At Boost Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention® we are committed to eliminating abuse and violence toward children and youth between 3 to 17 years of age, and supporting families through difficult...

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...

Ontario Justice Education Network / Reseau Ontarien D'Education Juridique

The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), founded by Ontario’s three Chief Justices in 2002, is a collaborative network of organizations devoted to promoting public understanding, education and...

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...

Distress Centres

Distress Centres is to create an emotional safety net for the vulnerable and at risk in our community.

Regent Park School of Music

The Regent Park School of Music aims to provide high quality, affordable music education to underprivileged youth in Regent Park and other areas of the City of Toronto.