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.

Limitless Heights mural, 2013, Lawrence Heights Community Recreation Centre

Art Starts

Art Starts inspires and cultivates social change by bringing professional artists and Toronto residents together to create community-building art projects in all artistic disciplines.

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...

The Redwood

The Redwood exists to support women and their children to live free from domestic abuse by providing safe, accessible services that will help them reach their goals. We operate within an anti-racist...
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.

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

TIFF

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...

Jane's Walk

Jane’s Walk mission: Walkable neighbourhoods, urban literacy, cities planned for and by people. Jane's Walk is a project of Tides Canada Initiatives Society, a registered charity.

Jumblies Theatre

Jumblies makes art in everyday and unexpected places, with, for and about the people and stories found there.

Casey House

Casey House is a specialty hospital with community programming including home care and outreach programs.
ecosparkStream Assessment

EcoSpark Environmental Organization

Ecospark empowers people to take an active role in restoring and sustaining their local environment. We give communities the tools for education, monitoring and influencing positive change.

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.

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...
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.

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...
PPT founder Barbara Cadbury

Planned Parenthood Toronto

Planned Parenthood Toronto is a Community Health Centre located in Downtown Toronto. We serve youth with a focus on sexual and reproductive health.

Daily Bread Food Bank

Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization that is fighting to end hunger in our communities. Every year, thousands of people across Toronto rely on food banks. Daily Bread serves...
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...

Seeds of Hope Foundation

Seeds of Hope Foundation strives to build self-sustaining communities that enable individuals at a crossroads in their lives to develop their livelihood, their education and creative potential...
Celebrating in the Mabelle ParkA Light in Midwinter: Invincible Summer 2014

MABELLEarts

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...

Evergreen

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...

Local Food Plus/Land Food People Foundation

Local Food Plus (legally Land Food People Foundation and known to many as “LFP”, is an award-winning charitable organization that nurtures regional food economies by certifying farmers and processors...
ecosparkStream Assessment

EcoSpark Environmental Organization

Ecospark empowers people to take an active role in restoring and sustaining their local environment. We give communities the tools for education, monitoring and influencing positive change.

Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre

Community-based New Media, Radio, and Television Arts Broadcasting Centre dedicated to best practices in training and mentorship of youth in broadcasting and digital arts.

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...

Dixon Hall

We are community partners in creating opportunities for people of all ages to dream, to achieve and to live full and rewarding lives.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Tafelmusik’s vision is to be a centre of excellence in period performance for generations to come. To sustain this vision, Tafelmusik is now developing artists and audiences for the future through...
raspberry fingersharvest

Green Thumbs Growing Kids

We facilitate deep engagement of children and youth with nature and food, through school-based learning gardens and other public spaces.

Distress Centres

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