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.

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...
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...

The Peer Project - Youth Assisting Youth

The Peer Project - Youth Assisting Youth (YAY) is a voluntary community-based peer mentoring organization, committed to promoting the healthy growth and development of young people, strengthening...

East Scarborough Storefront

East Scarborough is a safe, well-educated and prosperous community. The Storefront contributes to making the impossible possible by providing accessible sites for community members of all ages and...

Regent Park School of Music

The Regent Park School of Music aims to provide high quality, affordable music education to underprivileged youth in Regent Park and other areas of the City of Toronto.

Nellie's Women's Shelter (Women's Hostels Inc.)

Nellie's mission is to operate programs and services for women and children who have and are experiencing oppressions such as violence, poverty and homelessness.

Child Development Institute

Child Development Institute (CDI) is a leading children’s mental health agency in the City of Toronto. CDI offers a range of services to approximately 3,500 children ages 0‐12 and their families...

Seeds of Hope Foundation

Seeds of Hope Foundation strives to build self-sustaining communities that enable individuals at a crossroads in their lives to develop their livelihood, their education and creative potential...
CBN HomeCBN @ TIBS

Community Bicycle Network

Over the last 21 years, CBN has proved to be a truly community focused organization that provides a unique educational-retail environment that serves as a new paradigm for community bike shops....

Junior Achievement of Central Ontario

To inspire and educate young Canadians to experience free enterprise, understand business and economics, and develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

St. Paul's L'Amoreaux Centre

St. Paul's L'Amoreaux Centre's mission is to provide programs and services for seniors and older adults across the east Toronto area, which lessens the gap between the rich and the...

David Suzuki Foundation

We collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based...

Sustainability Network

Our mission is to enrich Canadian environmental leaders and non-profit organizations through programs, services and support that help them increase their capacity to lead, manage and strategize. The...

Toronto ACORN

Toronto ACORN is the local affiliate of ACORN Canada, an independent national organization of low and moderate income families.

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...

Sheena's Place

At Sheena’s Place we offer hope and support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups and services. We...
CBN HomeCBN @ TIBS

Community Bicycle Network

Over the last 21 years, CBN has proved to be a truly community focused organization that provides a unique educational-retail environment that serves as a new paradigm for community bike shops....
Junior Leaders play a Right To Play game with younger students at recessBy the end of the program year, 84% of participants felt they were capable leaders

Right To Play

Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps one million...
Our first-ever Gala Fundraiser Concert!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.

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...

The PACT Urban Peace Program

The PACT Urban Peace Program is an award-winning, result driven and cost conscious registered Canadian charity dedicated to working with, supporting and empowering under served and at-risk youth, as...
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.

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...
ArtReach Showcase 2010ArtReach Youth Painting

ArtReach Toronto

ArtReach Toronto's goal is to support arts initiatives that engage excluded youth. This is carried out through the provision of resources, mentorship, tools and skill-building opportunities for...
skills for change services

Skills for Change of Metro Toronto

We provide learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees to access and fully participate in the workplace and wider community.

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.
OBC instructor and urban youth in climbing helmets, giving a thumbs-up in front of the climbing wall.A group of youth at risk looking back on the Toronto cityscape from their campsite on Toronto Island.

Outward Bound Canada

Outward Bound Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization that cultivates resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-...

Earthroots Fund

Earthroots is a leading grassroots environmental organization dedicated to the preservation of Ontario’s wilderness, wildlife, and watersheds through research, education and action. We work in...
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