Leadership, Engagement, & Belonging

Civic engagement strengthens community.

Why it matters:

Almost 7 in 10 Torontonians, and almost 8 in 10 youth, reported a strong sense of belonging to their community in 2013:

    - The percentage of city youth (12–19) who report a strong sense of belonging has been growing in recent years, but

      decreased by 8% from 2012 to 2013 (from 85.5% to 78.7%)

66.8% of Torontonians 12 and over reported that they feel they belong, down from 69% in 2012. Almost 2 of every 10 Toronto neighbourhoods are in dire need of community meeting places:

    - Of Toronto’s 140 neighbourhoods, 28 received a “red” (or risk) diagnosis for the prevalence of community meeting places

      (such as community centres and places of worship) within a 10- minute walk.

Is the Region’s diversity reflected in our institutions?

Visible minorities are poorly represented in leadership in some sectors:

    - Although visible minorities reflect more than 40% of Toronto’s population, they made up only 13.3% of Toronto City Council

      in 2013. 

 

- Toronto's Vital Signs® Report 2014

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.
Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre is a community based organization driven by passion, innovation and a strong commitment to social justice, community engagement and collaboration.
Jessie's - The June Callwood Centre for Young Women is a comprehensive, multi-service resource centre designed to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting teens and their children. All of our programs and services are designed utilizing the social determinants of health in order to address the...
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Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is a federally registered charity working to restore swimmability, drinkability and fishability to Lake Ontario.
LAMP Community Health Centre strives to improve quality of life by supporting people to reach their full potential. We partner with our community to address new and emerging community needs, and support a wide-range of health care services, community programs, and advocacy initiatives that promote...
LAWS students at Mock Trial Tournament
LAWS is an innovative collaborative academic and extracurricular education program aimed at supporting, guiding and motivating high school students who face challenges in engaging successfully with school and accessing postsecondary education.
LEAF is a non-profit organization that teaches people about trees and gets them excited about the urban forest. We plant native trees in backyards and educate people on how to care for trees in their communities. A big focus of our work is on community engagement and tree stewardship.
LSF is a Canadian non-profit organization formed in 1991. Our mission is to promote, through education, the knowledge, skills, values, perspectives, and practices essential to a sustainable future.
Leave Out Violence (LOVE) programs reduce violence in the lives of Toronto youth and in our communities by building a team of young leaders who communicate a message of non-violence.
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 questioning youth in Ontario. We provide confidential and anonymous peer support, information and...

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