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.

Imagining My Sustainable City BrainstormingBGL on the Don River installation launch

No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment

No.9 is an arts organization that uses art and design to bring awareness to environmental concerns. We deliver programs in schools and in the public domain designed to encourage the use of creative...

Distress Centres

Distress Centres is to create an emotional safety net for the vulnerable and at risk in our community.
2nd Year Coyote Alliance with 5th Year Leaders-in-Training Enjoying a Trip to the Tree Farm  (December, 2013)

Trails Youth Initiatives Inc.

For 24 years Trails Youth Initiatives has been challenging and equipping youth from the inner city of Toronto to become contributing members of their communities. Our interventions (outdoor...

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...

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...
Good Food Box VolunteersCommunity Gardens

FoodShare Toronto

Since 1985, FoodShare Toronto has worked to model a food system that is sustainable and accessible for everyone. Our programs concentrate in five key areas – schools, growing, cooking, fresh produce...
St. Stephen's Community House

St. Stephen's Community House

St. Stephen’s Community House is a unique, community-based social service agency that has been serving the needs of Kensington Market and other neighbourhoods in Toronto since 1962. We are dedicated...
High Park Nature Centre logoHigh Park Nature Centre participant examining butterfly

High Park Nature Centre

The High Park Nature Centre is a not for profit organization that promotes awareness and respect for nature through outdoor environmental education and park stewardship. Nature Centre programs...


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...

The 519

The 519 Church Street Community Centre is a meeting place and focal point for the creative enhancement of a vibrant healthy downtown community. We respond creatively and passionately to the needs of...


Ophea is a charity working toward an Ontario where all 2 million children and youth have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices about their health and well-being.

Homes First

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

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...
The Art Gallery of Ontario along Dundas Street at night.

Art Gallery of Ontario

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

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.


Oolagen's mission is to listen, engage, assist and empower youth and families in recognizing their strengths, expanding their capabilities and enhancing their wellbeing and mental health.
Boy eating spaghetti

Daily Bread Food Bank

We believe in a city where no one goes hungry. Based on this belief we are dedicated to making Toronto a better place by providing food to hungry men, women and children across Toronto. We do this...

Make-A-Wish Toronto & Central Ontario

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experiences with hope, strength and joy.

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...

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.
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)

Peacebuilders International (Canada) was established over a decade ago in Toronto in hopes of making a difference in the lives of troubled and disadvantaged kids; young kids who have found themselves...

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...
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...
Lemon & Allspice CookeryJob Coach & Partner at the Coffee Shed

Common Ground Co-operative

Common Ground Co-operative’s mission is to bring together talent, knowledge and expertise found in existing institutions, agencies, businesses and other community groups to support the creation and...
Amadeusz - The Look At My Life Project


Amadeusz is committed to assisting young people who are incarcerated. Through education, it is our aim to promote and support positive change in the lives and communities of these young people.

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...
Girls Night Out! Smoke-free Leadership Camp

Newcomer Women's Services Toronto

Newcomer Women's Services Toronto (NEW) has been delivering educational and employment opportunities for immigrant women and their children for over 30 years. We believe strong women build a...
OBC instructor and urban youth in climbing helmets, giving a thumbs-up in front of the climbing wall.A group of youth at risk looking back on the Toronto cityscape from their campsite on Toronto Island.

Outward Bound Canada

Outward Bound Canada (OBC) is a not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization that cultivates resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of...