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.

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.
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Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

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

Interval House

Interval House provides a continuum of services that enable abused women and children to have access to safe shelter and responsive services that help them establish lives free from violence. The...

Children's Peace Theatre

Children’s Peace Theatre is committed to creating a culture of peace and transformative justice by engaging children and youth through the practice of art and theatre.
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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.

Toronto Public Library Foundation

The mission of the Toronto Public Library Foundation is to provide essential resources for the enhancement of Toronto Public Library and to allocate funds to priority needs not supported by municipal...

Oolagen

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.
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SKETCH Working Arts

SKETCH is a Toronto-based community-arts initiative for young people, ages 16-29, who are homeless or living on the margins. SKETCH inspires and engages youth from all over Canada through the...

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...

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...

Toronto City Mission

Toronto City Mission has existed since 1879 to demonstrate God's love and bring hope to families impacted by poverty. Our purpose is to build strong relationships with our community members and...

SkyWorks Charitable Foundation

SkyWorks is a catalyst, advocate and participant in social change through community-centred film making and public engagement. We work with communities to make documentary films that deal with...

Ophea

Ophea champions healthy, active living in schools and communities through quality programs and services, partnerships and advocacy and is led by the vision that all children and youth value and enjoy...

Ophea

Ophea champions healthy, active living in schools and communities through quality programs and services, partnerships and advocacy and is led by the vision that all children and youth value and enjoy...

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...

Community MicroSkills Development Centre

MicroSkills is a multicultural, non-profit community based organization committed to assisting the unemployed, with priority to women, racial minorities, immigrants and youth.
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...

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...
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.

Story Planet

Story Planet is a non-profit storymaking centre. We design and run workshops that encourage young people to create and tell their stories by igniting their imaginations, fueling their curiosities and...

Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club

To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
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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.

Oolagen

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.
Albion Boys & Girls Club outside the Gardiner MuseumAlbion Boys & Girls Club participating in Clay on the Plaza

Gardiner Museum

Clay has been at the centre of human creativity since the beginning of time, and the Gardiner Museum celebrates ceramics as one of the most beautiful and human pursuits in context of the decorative...

Dusk Dances

Dusk Dances is a curated dance event that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks.

Ophea

Ophea champions healthy, active living in schools and communities through quality programs and services, partnerships and advocacy and is led by the vision that all children and youth value and enjoy...

Homes First

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