Award Recipient 2013

This organization went through rigorous examination by Toronto Foundation during the year 2013 and received a Vital Toronto Fund grant. For more information on our granting streams and process, click here.

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.
OBC instructor and urban youth in climbing helmets, giving a thumbs-up in front of the climbing wall.
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 self-discovery in the natural world. An OBC experience becomes a model for a lifetime of achievement...
The Peer Project YAY Annual Summer Camp 2014
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 ages 16-29, who act as positive role models. We create real relationships that matter by partnering...
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.
The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged, marginalized and under served communities. Our programs and services serve youth who are trying to enter into the creative industries or further their formal education; The Remix Project...
Scarborough Arts: Community Culture Connection
Scarborough Arts is a non-profit charity and the only arts organization of its kind specifically serving the Scarborough community, working with individuals and groups to create and cultivate innovative arts and cultural programs. In bringing artists to the community and community to the arts, we...
Sherbourne Health Centre's vibrant mosaic reflects its unique blend of innovative programs
Situated in the heart of Toronto’s downtown east, Sherbourne has been providing essential primary care and chronic disease management, mental health services, health promotion and education, and outreach and social supports since 2002. Our doors are open to everyone, and we focus on client...
That big Pachanga Beat!
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.
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 equipping them with the tools they need to launch their voices.
To provide a safe, supportive place where the children and youth of Regent Park, Cabbagetown, downtown east and Trinity-Bellwoods can connect with mentors, each other, and their community to experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and...

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