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.

Pathways to Education Canada

Where you live shouldn’t determine your success in school. But in many cases, it does. Pathways to Education Canada is a charitable organization that helps youth in low-income communities graduate...

Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada

FLAP Canada works to safeguard migratory birds in the urban environment through education, research, rescue and rehabilitation.
Limitless Heights mural, 2013, Lawrence Heights Community Recreation Centre

Art Starts

Art Starts inspires and cultivates social change by bringing professional artists and Toronto residents together to create community-building art projects in all artistic disciplines.

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...

Manifesto Community Projects

Manifesto is a non-profit organization that works to unite, inspire, and empower diverse communities of young people through arts and culture. We aim to provide a platform and the resources needed to...

Art City in St. James Town

St. James Town is a dynamic, diverse community with a need for additional social engagement. By providing art-based experiences and learning opportunities for young people, regardless of their skill...

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.

Greenest City

Greenest City is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to building healthy, inclusive neighbourhoods through community gardening and the celebration of food.
Cahoots Theatre Company - Theatre in Full ColourImage of paper SERIES ensemble, 2011. Photo by Richard Lee

Cahoots Theatre Projects

Cahoots Theatre is an interdisciplinary company dedicated to the creation, development and production of new performance works that investigate the cultures and intersections of Canada’s diversity.


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.

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...

YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership.
PPT founder Barbara Cadbury

Planned Parenthood Toronto

Planned Parenthood Toronto is a Community Health Centre located in Downtown Toronto. We serve youth with a focus on sexual and reproductive health.
PPT founder Barbara Cadbury

Planned Parenthood Toronto

Planned Parenthood Toronto is a Community Health Centre located in Downtown Toronto. We serve youth with a focus on sexual and reproductive health.


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

Literature for Life

We help marginalized young moms develop a practice of reading in order to access opportunities and achieve economic stability.

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) boldly champions the free expression rights of journalists and media workers around the world. In Canada, we monitor, defend and promote free...

For Youth Initiative (FYI)

For Youth Initiative is an organization that is committed to creating healthy communities by increasing life-chances of youth at-risk. We do this through the provision of empowering programs and...

March of Dimes Canada

To create a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities. We provide One Stop: Opportunities for Independence.
North Etobicoke youth participants in Exploring Creativity in DepthYouth graffiti artist Kirk with his artwork displayed at Arts Etobicoke

Arts Etobicoke

Celebrating 40 years, Arts Etobicoke is a not-for-profit community arts council located in a beautiful storefront gallery in the heart of Islington Village.
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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.
Strong Women Overcoming Violence

Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic

The Barbra Schlifer Clinic offers legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual interpretation to women who have experienced violence.
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Artscape is a not‐for‐profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities.

Education Through Media

The Education Through Media (ETM) mission is to creatively confront issues affecting youth such as homelessness, prejudice, racism, substance abuse, crime and violence by providing young people from...

Dixon Hall

We are community partners in creating opportunities for people of all ages to dream, to achieve and to live full and rewarding lives.
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EcoSpark Environmental Organization

Ecospark empowers people to take an active role in restoring and sustaining their local environment. We give communities the tools for education, monitoring and influencing positive change.


Amadeusz is committed to assisting incarcerated young people. Through education, it is our aim to promote and support positive change in the lives and communities of these young people.

Distress Centres

Distress Centres is to create an emotional safety net for the vulnerable and at risk in our community.