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.

LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests)

LEAF works to protect and enhance our urban forest. Our mission is to raise public awareness, foster a sense of ownership, engage diverse communities, provide educational tools and resources and...

Workman Arts Project of Ontario

Workman Arts Project of Ontario (Workman Arts) facilitates aspiring, emerging and established artists with mental illness and addiction issues to develop and refine their art form through its arts...

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...

Child Development Institute

Child Development Institute (CDI) is a leading children’s mental health agency in the City of Toronto. CDI offers a range of services to approximately 3,500 children ages 0‐12 and their families...
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METRAC is a community organization that focuses on education and prevention to build safety, justice and equity.

Fred Victor

Fred Victor’s mission is to provide responsive, accessible and innovative housing and services to people who are experiencing homelessness and poverty, and to advocate for a more equitable society.

The Children's Book Bank

The mission of The Children’s Book Bank is to provide free books and literacy support to children in high-needs neighbourhoods across Toronto by recycling gently-used children's books and making...

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...
Harnessing Canada's Diversity for Peace at Home & AbroadOur community-based programs help young Canadians of all backgrounds bridge divides

The Mosaic Institute

​The Mosaic Institute is a “think and do” tank that harnesses the diversity of Canada's people to build a stronger, more inclusive Canada, and promote peace all around the world. Using original...

First Work

First Work aims to helps youth find and keep meaningful employment that will help improve the quality of their lives. First Work has a province-wide network of over 70 service organizations, 25 of...

Greenest City

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

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) continues to work under the guidance of its motto, “Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important”. This stands as a reminder of...

Distress Centres

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

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada - 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.

Community Bicycle Network

Over the last 21 years, CBN has proved to be a truly community focused organization that provides a unique educational-retail environment that serves as a new paradigm for community bike shops....

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.
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Cahoots Theatre Projects

Cahoots Theatre is an interdisciplinary company dedicated to the creation, development and production of new performance works that investigate the cultures and intersections of Canada’s diversity.

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...

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...

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...

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...

ACCESS Community Capital Fund

The mission of ACCESS Community Capital Fund is to enable individuals with economic barriers to realize sustainable self-employment by providing access to capital through community-based micro-...
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...

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...
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Not Far From The Tree

Not Far From The Tree, a project of Tides Canada Initiatives Society, puts Toronto’s fruit to good use by picking and sharing the bounty.

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...


We believe we can solve even the most pressing urban environmental issues by bringing diverse people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking...