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.

Diaspora Dialogues Charitable Society

Diaspora Dialogues Charitable Society supports the creation and presentation of new fiction, poetry and drama that reflect the complexity of Toronto—and Canada—back to residents through the eyes of...
SRCHC at 955 Queen Street East

South Riverdale Community Health Centre

South Riverdale CHC’s mission is to improve the lives of people that face barriers to physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. We do this by meaningfully engaging our clients and...
LOW LogoMark Mattson collects a water sample

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is a federally registered charity working to restore swimmability, drinkability and fishability to Lake Ontario.
The Honourable Michael Chan & Peter Aceto part of the UNITY CrewUNITY Featured in Maclean's Magazine

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...

White Ribbon Canada

White Ribbon is the world's largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
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...
LOW LogoMark Mattson collects a water sample

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is a federally registered charity working to restore swimmability, drinkability and fishability to Lake Ontario.

Nellie's Women's Shelter (Women's Hostels Inc.)

Nellie's mission is to operate programs and services for women and children who have and are experiencing oppressions such as violence, poverty and homelessness.
The Honourable Michael Chan & Peter Aceto part of the UNITY CrewUNITY Featured in Maclean's Magazine

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...

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...

Harmony Movement / Harmony Education Foundation

Harmony Movement was founded with a mandate to promote harmony and equity in Canada. Our mission is to advocate equity, diversity and inclusion by educating and empowering youth to become leaders for...

OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

OCASI is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors. Its membership is comprised of more than 230 community-based organizations in the province of Ontario, with about 60% of them...

Drum Artz Canada

Drum Artz Canada (DAC) uses Samba music and arts education to empower youth and build community.
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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...

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 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...

Merry Go Round Children's Foundation

The Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation’s (MGR) mission is to help deserving yet financially disadvantaged youth access the technology and tools they need to achieve their academic & social...

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a service provided for youth, by youth, that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, queer and...

Ophea

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.

Greenest City

Greenest City is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to building healthy, inclusive neighbourhoods through community gardening and the celebration of food.
North Etobicoke youth participants in Exploring Creativity in Depth86-year-old Gwen rehearses for seniors dance project 'Dancing in the Third Act'

Arts Etobicoke

Established in 1973, Arts Etobicoke is a community arts service organization that believes everyone should have access to art. Located in a beautiful storefront gallery in the heart of Islington...

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...

ACCES Employment

ACCES Employment assists job seekers from diverse backgrounds, who are facing barriers to employment, to integrate into the Canadian job market. We achieve this by providing employment services,...
TVBS 2015CBN Rouge Valley Ride 2015

Community Bicycle Network

Over the past 23 years, CBN has proved to be a truly community focused organization that provides a unique educational-retail environment that serves as a paradigm for community bike shops. As a...

New Leaf Yoga Foundation

New Leaf Yoga Foundation is a charitable organization supporting the empowerment and well-being of youth by making mindfulness and yoga-based practices accessible in some of the least-serviced...
Music Therapist and client Frankie

Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund

We promote, develop and support music therapy services and research in order to restore, maintain and improve the mental, physical and emotional health of Canadians.
The Honourable Michael Chan & Peter Aceto part of the UNITY CrewUNITY Featured in Maclean's Magazine

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...
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