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.

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...
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.

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF)

LSF's mission is to promote, through education, the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and practices essential to a sustainable future.

The PACT Urban Peace Program

The PACT Urban Peace Program is an award-winning, result driven and cost conscious registered Canadian charity dedicated to working with, supporting and empowering under served and at-risk youth, as...
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.

Small Change Fund

Founded in Toronto, for the past 3 years, Small Change Fund has been strengthening the capacity of people and organizations to build lasting change from the ground up. We support important grassroots...

YouthLink

Youthlink is an accredited mental health agency and provides a range of services that are known to improve life outcomes for youth at risk. We are based in Scarborough and serve about 3,500 youth in...
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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...
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...

Scadding Court Community Centre

Scadding Court Community Centre (SCCC) is a multiservice, community-based organization located in downtown-west Toronto. SCCC’s mandate is to “support and foster the well being of individuals,...

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...

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...

National Ballet of Canada

To perform the masterworks of classical and contemporary ballet for a wide public in Canada and abroad, constantly affirming our collective passion for the highest and most exacting standards of...

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF)

LSF's mission is to promote, through education, the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and practices essential to a sustainable future.

FutureWatch Environment and Development Education Partners

FutureWatch's mission is to Foster the Creation of Healthy and Sustainable Communities through the integration of participatory action learning methods. We partner with community leaders and...

Learning Enrichment Foundation

The Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) was formed more than 30 years ago in response to the needs of the former City of York. Since its inception LEF has developed a mix of program and services...

Distress Centres

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

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...

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF)

LSF's mission is to promote, through education, the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and practices essential to a sustainable future.

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...

Junior Achievement of Central Ontario

To inspire and educate young Canadians to experience free enterprise, understand business and economics, and develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

March of Dimes Canada

To create a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities. We provide One Stop: Opportunities for Independence.

Mentoring Junior 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...
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METRAC

METRAC is a community organization that focuses on education and prevention to build safety, justice and equity.

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...

Literature for Life

We help marginalized young moms develop a practice of reading in order to access opportunities and achieve economic stability.

North York Community House

To support our diverse community to achieve its goals, and to enhance the strength and resilience of our neighbourhoods.

Merry Go Round Children's Foundation

Our mission is to enable financially disadvantaged students to achieve excellence in their academic and personal pursuits by providing them with brand new computers, Internet access and police...
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