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.

March of Dimes Canada

March of Dimes Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides services to people with physical disabilities and their families. Our mission is to serve all people with physical...

Children's Peace Theatre

Children’s Peace Theatre is committed to creating a culture of peace and transformative justice by engaging children and youth through the practice of art and theatre.

Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders

Broad Reach Foundation’s mandate is to advance the life and leadership skills of disadvantaged teens from vulnerable communities through the sport, science and mastery of sailing.

LOFT Community Services

Our mission is to help people achieve their optimum health and well-being in the community, LOFT offers unwavering support and hope. We serve people living with complex mental health, addictions,...

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is an international festival in Toronto that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio, and...

Homes First

Homes First provides affordable stable housing and support services to help people break the cycle of homelessness.

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...

Luminato Festival

Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts & Creativity, is an annual, international, multi-disciplinary arts Festival, which reflects the diverse character of the City of Toronto and aims to engage the...


Ophea is a charity working toward an Ontario where all 2 million children and youth have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices about their health and well-being.

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.
A tutor helps a student with computer skills

Frontier College

Frontier College is a national literacy organization; we believe literacy is a right.
2nd Year Coyote Alliance with 5th Year Leaders-in-Training Enjoying a Trip to the Tree Farm  (December, 2013)

Trails Youth Initiatives Inc.

For 24 years Trails Youth Initiatives has been challenging and equipping youth from the inner city of Toronto to become contributing members of their communities. Our interventions (outdoor...
Artist Charmaine Lurch with Queen Victoria PS students creating musical narrative muralArtist Charmaine Lurch with Rose Ave PS students building their own Sistine Chapel

Inner City Angels

Inner City Angels is an award winning arts education charity engaging inner city children in innovative arts experiences that value and celebrate our connections and differences and how we can impact...
Community Living Toronto's vision is one where everyone belongs and we help each other reach for our dreams.

Community Living Toronto

Community Living Toronto provides meaningful and accessible ways for children, youth and adults who have an intellectual disability to participate in their community, as well as supporting families.

Casey House

Casey House is a specialty HIV/AIDS hospital with inpatient and community programming, including home care and outreach programs.
A rendering of the new Eva's Phoenix Transitional Housing and Training Facility

Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth

Eva's is an innovative and award-winning organization that operates three unique facilities in Toronto, providing shelter and programs to help homeless and at-risk youth reach their potential to...
Transformative learning experiences for a sustainable futureConnecting Citizens with Important Water Events in Their Lives


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...

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...

Child Development Institute

Child Development Institute (CDI), an accredited children’s mental health agency in Toronto, is a groundbreaker in developing innovative programming. We offer evidence-based programs for children...

Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

To provide a safe, supportive place where the children and youth of Regent Park, Cabbagetown, downtown east and Trinity-Bellwoods can connect with mentors, each other, and their community to...
Harnessing Canada's Diversity for Peace at Home & AbroadOur community-based programs help young Canadians of all backgrounds bridge divides

The Mosaic Institute

​The Mosaic Institute is a “think and do” tank that harnesses the diversity of Canada's people to build a stronger, more inclusive Canada, and promote peace all around the world. Using original...
Youth Bicycle Build

Charlie's FreeWheels

Charlie’s FreeWheels offers a Build-A-Bike program that teaches bicycle mechanics to youth. The program is free for participants, and gives youth the opportunity to build their own bike by...
Safehaven disabilities children respite special-needs

The Safehaven Project for Community Living

Safehaven’s mission is to provide children with multiple disabilities and complex medical needs residential or respite care in a family environment with a caring community. At Safehaven, we provide...

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...

ACCES Employment

ACCES Employment assists job seekers from diverse backgrounds, who are facing barriers to employment, to integrate into the Canadian job market. We achieve this by providing employment services,...
St. Stephen's Community House

St. Stephen's Community House

St. Stephen’s Community House is a unique, community-based social service agency that has been serving the needs of Kensington Market and other neighbourhoods in Toronto since 1962. We are dedicated...

Arthritis Research Foundation

To beat arthritis and autoimmune diseases.

Ronald McDonald House Toronto

To provide a ‘home away from home’ for seriously ill children and their families to heal better together.