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.

Merry Go Round Children's Foundation

The Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation’s (MGR) mission is to help deserving yet financially disadvantaged youth access the technology and tools they need to achieve their academic & social...
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...

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...

YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our vision is to make our communities home to the healthiest children, teens...

Distress Centres

Distress Centres is to create an emotional safety net for the vulnerable and at risk in our community.
North York Community HouseNorth York Community House

North York Community House

To support our diverse community to achieve its goals, and to enhance the strength and resilience of our neighbourhoods.

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...

Homes First

Homes First provides affordable stable housing and support services to help people break the cycle of homelessness.
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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...
People for Education LogoPeople for Education Volunteers

People for Education

People for Education is an independent charitable organization that conducts research, makes policy recommendations, and facilitates an extensive communications strategy to support public dialogue...
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...
Fred Victor Transitional Housing for WomenPan Am legacy affordable housing

Fred Victor

Fred Victor’s mission is to improve the health, income and housing stability of people experiencing homelessness and/or poverty in Toronto.

White Ribbon Canada

White Ribbon is the world's largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.

Lakeshore Area Multi-Service Project (LAMP)

LAMP Community Health Centre strives to improve quality of life by supporting people to reach their full potential. We partner with our community to address new and emerging community needs, and...
Encouraging words from kids to other kids at the Boost CYAC

Boost Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention

At Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre® we are committed to eliminating abuse and violence toward children and youth between 3 to 17 years of age, and supporting families through difficult times...
WoodGreen Homeward Bound single moms celebrate graduationNew Canadian youth build skills

WoodGreen

WoodGreen Community Services enhances self-sufficiency, promotes well-being and reduces poverty through innovative solutions to critical social needs.
Scarborough Arts: Community Culture Connection

Scarborough Arts

Scarborough Arts is a non-profit charity and the only arts organization of its kind specifically serving the Scarborough community, working with individuals and groups to create and cultivate...
Young Carers Program

Hospice Toronto

Hospice Toronto staff and trained volunteers provide and facilitate access to compassionate care for people with life threatening illnesses, offering them support options, honouring their choices and...
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...

LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests)

LEAF is a non-profit organization that teaches people about trees and gets them excited about the urban forest. We plant native trees in backyards and educate people on how to care for trees in their...

Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association

Our mission is to ensure that Chinese Seniors & where appropriate, others in need of services, in the Greater Toronto Area and the surrounding areas live a Quality & Enriched Life in the...

Project Canoe

We use the outdoors, including wilderness canoe trips, to create a transformative environment in which our youth develop life skills, social competencies, and resiliency, thereby fostering their own...
Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks.

Dusk Dances

Dusk Dances is an outdoor dance festival that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks. As dusk descends, a theatrical host leads the audience - which invariably...
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...

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...
Run for Fun 2015 - Run through Morningside Park

East Scarborough Storefront

The East Scarborough Storefront (The Storefront), uses the power of collaboration to support people and build community in the inner suburban neighbourhood of Kingston Galloway/ Orton Park (KGO)....
Huda the artist creating at SKETCH studiosJoel a SKETCH artist

SKETCH Working Arts

SKETCH is a Toronto-based community-arts initiative now celebrating 20 years of creating opportunities for young people, ages 16-29, who are homeless or living on the margins. SKETCH inspires and...
A tutor helps a student with computer skills

Frontier College

Frontier College is a national literacy organization; we believe literacy is a right.
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