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.

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...
That big Pachanga Beat!Even the Premier's a fan!

Sistema Toronto

To build and sustain an intensive social program that provides free, ensemble-based music lessons to inspire children at risk to realize their full potential as students, musicians, and citizens.
Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks.

Dusk Dances

Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. As dusk descends, a theatrical host leads the audience - which invariably...

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.

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

TIFF

TIFF is a charitable organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world, through film. By providing children and youth from under-served communities with access to free...

Success Beyond Limits Education Program

To improve educational outcomes, expand possibilities, and provide support to youth in Jane and Finch along their individual paths to success.
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...

UforChange

UforChange inspires better futures for newcomer and Canadian youth through an arts-based community-building program of experiential and intercultural learning.

Success Beyond Limits Education Program

To improve educational outcomes, expand possibilities, and provide support to youth in Jane and Finch along their individual paths to success.

CultureLink Settlement Services

CultureLink is a settlement organization that is both old and new. We have over 25 years’ experience in developing and delivering settlement services to meet the needs of diverse communities. Our...

March of Dimes Canada

March of Dimes Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides services to people with physical disabilities and their families. Our mission is to serve all people with physical...
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 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...

UrbanArts

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...

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...

The Pollution Probe Foundation

Pollution Probe is a national, non-profit organization that exists to improve the health and well-being of Canadians by advancing policy that achieves positive, tangible environmental change.
ROADS Scholarships recipients

East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club

For over 60 years the Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough has been providing quality programs and services for the children, youth and families within our community!
Cahoots Theatre Company - Theatre in Full ColourImage of paper SERIES ensemble, 2011. Photo by Richard Lee

Cahoots Theatre Projects

Cahoots Theatre investigates and examines the complexities of diversity through the creation and production of new theatre works, development of professional artists and the engagement of communities...
METRAC logoMETRAC Community Safety Audit in progress

METRAC

METRAC works with individuals, communities and institutions to change ideas, actions and policies with the goal of ending violence against women and youth.

Family Service Toronto

FST strengthens individuals, families and communities through counselling, education, social action, advocacy and community development and works with partners to build a vibrant community social...
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...
Safehaven disabilities children respite special-needs

The Safehaven Project for Community Living

Safehaven’s mission is to provide children with multiple disabilities and complex medical needs residential or respite care in a family environment with a caring community. At Safehaven, we provide...

Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders

Broad Reach Foundation’s mandate is to advance the life and leadership skills of disadvantaged teens from vulnerable communities through the sport, science and mastery of sailing.

Homes First

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

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.

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.
WoodGreen Homeward Bound single moms celebrate graduationNew Canadian youth build skills

WoodGreen

WoodGreen Community Services enhances self-sufficiency, promotes well-being and reduces poverty through innovative solutions to critical social needs.