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.

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...


CUE is a radical, arts initiative enabling young marginalized artists to develop art project proposals, produce, and exhibit their visions within an intimate and supportive community framework.

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...

No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment

No.9 is an arts organization that uses art and design to bring awareness to environmental concerns. We deliver programs in schools and in the public domain designed to encourage the use of creative...
TIFF Bell Lightbox—Canada's home for film cultureCinema at TIFF Bell Lightbox


Bringing the power of film to life, 365 days a year. Whether it's providing families and youth in need with free access to programming, preserving the treasures of Canada's cinematic...

Child Development Institute

Child Development Institute (CDI) is a leading children’s mental health agency in the City of Toronto. CDI offers a range of services to approximately 3,500 children ages 0‐12 and their families...

Fred Victor

Fred Victor’s mission is to provide responsive, accessible and innovative housing and services to people who are experiencing homelessness and poverty, and to advocate for a more equitable society.

Local Food Plus/Land Food People Foundation

Local Food Plus (legally Land Food People Foundation and known to many as “LFP”, is an award-winning charitable organization that nurtures regional food economies by certifying farmers and processors...

Community Bicycle Network

Over the last 21 years, CBN has proved to be a truly community focused organization that provides a unique educational-retail environment that serves as a new paradigm for community bike shops....
Girls Night Out! Smoke-free Leadership Camp

Newcomer Women's Services Toronto

Newcomer Women's Services Toronto (NEW) has been delivering educational and employment opportunities for immigrant women and their children for over 30 years. We believe strong women build a...

Scarborough Arts

Scarborough Arts develops, delivers and promotes arts programming and cultural initiatives in collaboration and partnership with the community. We bring artists to the community and the community to...

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...

For Youth Initiative (FYI)

For Youth Initiative is an organization that is committed to creating healthy communities by increasing life-chances of youth at-risk. We do this through the provision of empowering programs and...

Variety Village

Variety Village promotes appreciation, interaction, empowerment and inclusion. We facilitate the achievement of life goals for people with disabilities through sports, fitness, wellness, awareness,...

LOFT Community Services

Our mission is to help people with complex challenges including mental health and addiction issues and histories of homelessness to get back on their feet. We do this by helping people to obtain a...

Mentoring Junior 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...

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.

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...

The George Hull Centre for Children and Families

The George Hull Centre is a children's mental health centre serving children from birth to age 18 and their families. Through clinical excellence and a continuum of mental health services, our...

The Peer Project - Youth Assisting Youth

The Peer Project - Youth Assisting Youth (YAY) is a voluntary community-based peer mentoring organization, committed to promoting the healthy growth and development of young people, strengthening...

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...

PEACH – Promoting Education and Community Health

PEACH provides transformative, youth-centred, social and educational programs that model what is possible for youth and their families within our Jane and Finch community.

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...

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Tafelmusik’s vision is to be a centre of excellence in period performance for generations to come. To sustain this vision, Tafelmusik is now developing artists and audiences for the future through...

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...

Small Change Fund

Founded in Toronto, for the past 3 years, Small Change Fund has been strengthening the capacity of people and organizations to build lasting change from the ground up. We support important grassroots...
Woman stands in front of the YWCA Toronto logo, beside the words "I came to... join the movement"Girls at the YWCA Toronto Girls Centre in Scarborough

YWCA Toronto

YWCA Toronto transforms the lives of women and girls through services and programs that promote equality, economic security and lives free from violence.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Tafelmusik’s vision is to be a centre of excellence in period performance for generations to come. To sustain this vision, Tafelmusik is now developing artists and audiences for the future through...