Community organizations and their various programs meet the needs of a very diverse range of people, communities and neighbourhoods in Toronto. Noted below is a series of categories identifying groups that are served by the organizations profiled. This list is far from exhaustive, and does not include all demographics or categories that exist. If you would like to learn more about a specific category, for instance “youth at-risk”, you can type it into the search feature at the top of the page. Additionally, most programs work with a mixture of these categories. Each profiled organization is linked to all the population categories it works with.
Participants represent all age groups.
Participants range in age from birth to 11 years old. (Photo: Canadian Diabetes Association)
Participants range in age from 12 to 18 years old. (Photo: Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto)
Participants range in age from 19 to 29 years old. (Photo: UNITY, Malik Musleh)
Participants range in age from 30 to 64 years old. (Photo: Neighbourhood Information Post)
Participants range in age from 65 years and up. (Photo: Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre)
Beneficiaries of programming are animals and wildlife.
Programming is geared to specific ethnic groups and may or may not be provided in languages other than English. (Photo: Toronto Centre for Community Learning and Development)
Programming is either provided in partnership with a religious institution (e.g. the space is provided by a church or mosque), or is aimed at a religious group.
Programming is geared to people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, queer, questioning or two-spirited.
Programming is geared to men or boys.
Programming is geared to newcomers and/or refugees to Canada. (Photo: Jane's Walk)
Programming is geared to people with (cognitive, developmental and/or physical) disabilities. (Photo: York Community Services)
Programming is geared to women or girls.