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.

Evergreen

We believe we can solve even the most pressing urban environmental issues by bringing diverse people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking...
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.

Toronto City Mission

Established in 1879, Toronto City Mission is Toronto’s oldest and longest running outreach to people impacted by poverty. Toronto City Mission is a non-profit organization that, through God’s...

CivicAction

For more than 10 years, CivicAction has played the role of neutral sandbox, bringing together senior executives and rising leaders from all sectors to tackle challenges facing the Greater Toronto and...

Youth Empowering Parents (YEP)

Youth Empowering Parents was developed out of the shared experiences of a group of Regent Park youth. It pairs adults with volunteer youth who speak the same language, and then trains youth to...
Cahoots Theatre Company - Theatre in Full ColourImage of paper SERIES ensemble, 2011. Photo by Richard Lee

Cahoots Theatre Projects

Cahoots Theatre investigates and examines the complexities of diversity through the creation and production of new theatre works, development of professional artists and the engagement of communities...
Human Rights workshop for newcomer youth.

Ontario Justice Education Network / Reseau Ontarien D'Education Juridique

The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), founded by Ontario’s three Chief Justices in 2002, is a collaborative network of organizations devoted to promoting public understanding, education and...

Story Planet

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...
LOW LogoMark Mattson collects a water sample

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is a federally registered charity working to restore swimmability, drinkability and fishability to Lake Ontario.

Diaspora Dialogues Charitable Society

Diaspora Dialogues Charitable Society supports the creation and presentation of new fiction, poetry and drama that reflect the complexity of Toronto—and Canada—back to residents through the eyes of...

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) is a professional dance organization that creates and presents works on a local, national and international scale.
Cahoots Theatre Company - Theatre in Full ColourImage of paper SERIES ensemble, 2011. Photo by Richard Lee

Cahoots Theatre Projects

Cahoots Theatre investigates and examines the complexities of diversity through the creation and production of new theatre works, development of professional artists and the engagement of communities...

Future Possibilities Canada Inc

To inspire and empower children, aged 9-12, from diverse, underserved Canadian communities to practice Possibility Thinking, and to become leaders by creating meaningful Goals of Contribution, both...
Two young cancer patients wearing their bravery beadsChildhood cancer patient with chemo demonstration doll

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) champions childhood cancer care. When a child is battling cancer, we ensure that the child has lifelong access to the best care for the best possible...

Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre

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.

Sistering - A Women's Place

Sistering envisions a world where all women, in all our diversity, are valued; a world where we are safe and supported, treated with dignity, and given the respect we deserve. We offer practical and...
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 (OBC) is a not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization that cultivates resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of...

UforChange

UforChange inspires better futures for newcomer and Canadian youth through an arts-based community-building program of experiential and intercultural learning.
Transformative learning experiences for a sustainable futureConnecting Citizens with Important Water Events in Their Lives

Ecologos

Ecologos is a network of 2500 volunteers, advisors and supporters who produce and deliver transformative water experiences to nurture a more water-sustainable future. At Ecologos we promote a...

Story Planet

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...
Lemon & Allspice CookeryJob Coach & Partner at the Coffee Shed

Common Ground Co-operative

Common Ground Co-operative’s mission is to bring together talent, knowledge and expertise found in existing institutions, agencies, businesses and other community groups to support the creation and...
Good Food Box VolunteersCommunity Gardens

FoodShare Toronto

Since 1985, FoodShare Toronto has worked to model a food system that is sustainable and accessible for everyone. Our programs concentrate in five key areas – schools, growing, cooking, fresh produce...

Mentoring Juniors Kids Organization

MJKO is a charitable organization that promotes positive and healthy lifestyle choices through mentoring and leadership training in a safe and encouraging environment. Our goal is to create a sense...
TIFF Bell Lightbox—Canada's home for film cultureCinema at TIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF

TIFF is a charitable organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world, through film. By providing children and youth from under-served communities with access to free...
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.
The Art Gallery of Ontario along Dundas Street at night.

Art Gallery of Ontario

We bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

New Leaf Yoga Foundation

New Leaf Yoga Foundation is a charitable organization supporting the empowerment and well-being of youth by making mindfulness and yoga-based practices accessible in some of the least-serviced...
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...
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