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.

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...

IMPACT - Indian Martial and Performance Arts Collective of Toronto

The mission of IMPACT is to empower youth and engage their creativity through South Asian performance and martial arts such as banethi and kalari.

The 519

The 519 Church Street Community Centre is a meeting place and focal point for the creative enhancement of a vibrant healthy downtown community. We respond creatively and passionately to the needs of...
Snowy owl releaseChild learns about wildlife at Toronto Wildlife Centre

Toronto Wildlife Centre

It is the mission of Toronto Wildlife Centre to help build a healthy community for people and wildlife by raising awareness about urban wildlife issues, offering expert advice about wildlife...

Casey House

Casey House is a specialty hospital with community programming including home care and outreach programs.

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...

Ronald McDonald House Toronto

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

FutureWatch Environment and Development Education Partners

FutureWatch's mission is to Foster the Creation of Healthy and Sustainable Communities through the integration of participatory action learning methods. We partner with community leaders 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...


Amadeusz is committed to assisting incarcerated young people. Through education, it is our aim to promote and support positive change in the lives and communities of these young people.

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.

Dusk Dances

Dusk Dances is a curated dance event that brings high quality contemporary and traditional dance to public parks.

Mammalian Diving Reflex

Mammalian Diving Reflex is a Toronto-based non-profit charity and performance company. We create community-based events that are free and open to the public in Toronto, in Canada, and around the...

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...
ecosparkStream Assessment

EcoSpark Environmental Organization

Ecospark empowers people to take an active role in restoring and sustaining their local environment. We give communities the tools for education, monitoring and influencing positive change.

Diaspora Dialogues Charitable Society

Diaspora Dialogues supports the creation and presentation of new fiction, poetry and drama that reflect the complexity of the city through the eyes of its richly diverse writers.

March of Dimes Canada

To create a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities. We provide One Stop: Opportunities for Independence.

The Psychology Foundation of Canada

Sharing sound psychological knowledge to better people’s lives. The Psychology Foundation translates leading psychological research into state-of-the-art programs to promote mental health across the...

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...

LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests)

LEAF works to protect and enhance our urban forest. Our mission is to raise public awareness, foster a sense of ownership, engage diverse communities, provide educational tools and resources and...

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

Supporting our neighbours, especially those who face economic and/or social barriers, to enrich their lives and the life of our community.

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) continues to work under the guidance of its motto, “Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important”. This stands as a reminder of...
Cahoots Theatre Company - Theatre in Full ColourImage of paper SERIES ensemble, 2011. Photo by Richard Lee

Cahoots Theatre Projects

Cahoots Theatre is an interdisciplinary company dedicated to the creation, development and production of new performance works that investigate the cultures and intersections of Canada’s diversity.
Good Food BoxCommunity Gardens


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

OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

OCASI is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors. Its membership is comprised of more than 200 community-based organizations in the province of Ontario, with more than 60% of...
Limitless Heights mural, 2013, Lawrence Heights Community Recreation Centre

Art Starts

Art Starts inspires and cultivates social change by bringing professional artists and Toronto residents together to create community-building art projects in all artistic disciplines.

Neighbourhood Information Post (NIP)

The mission of NIP is to help and empower marginalized and socially isolated people in our community by: ensuring people in our community have equitable access to quality programs and services;...

Community Association for Riding for the Disabled (CARD)

CARD's mission is "to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities through quality therapeutic riding programs"