Centre For Local Research into Public Space (CELOS)

See also Site Map

Citizen-Z Cavan Young's 2004 film about the zamboni crisis





Partnerships 2009

TD Bank

TD Bank http://canadianshorelinecleanup.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/happy-earth-day/ This September (19 – 27), you’ll also have the chance to show your commitment to our Earth by participating in the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! Registration is open, so drop by tdgcsc.ca to register for a cleanup near you.



http://www.evergreen.ca/en/about/supporters/donors.sn We gratefully acknowledge the following donors from January 1, 2010 to March 1, 2011.
$50,000–$99,999 - City of Toronto, Environment Office
$25,000–$49,999 - City of Toronto, Community and Neighbourhood Services

http://www.toronto.ca/grants/grants_directory.htm - City Grants Directory
http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/PAST-GRANT-RECIPIENTS - Toronto Arts Council - Past Grants Recepients - 2009
Community Arts Organizations - Evergreen - 11,000

Burnhamthorpe 427 Project

http://www.stjamesunitedchurch.com/justice.htm Burnhamthorpe/427 Community Center Project. The project began in the mid-nineties, when a number of agencies and concerned citizens met to address the lack of services for three Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) projects located in central Etobicoke, Ontario. The houses are situated on the East and West Malls and the Capri road area, near Rathburn road and Highway 427. Rev. Vicki Obedkoff, of St. James, was invited to join the Steering Committee. Bob Harris, also of St. James, supported the project and chaired the Committee for many years. Tenants were encouraged to join and work with the Steering Committee, and they later formed the East Mall Tenants Association. The TCHC set aside a two storey townhouse for this initiative and this was the beginning of a neighbourhood centre. The project is funded by the City of Toronto and the United Way. Current programs include after school, recreation, health and senior crafts. Presently, members of the Justice Working Group attend the Steering Committee meetings and participate in subcommittees and programmes. Support is also given to Burnhamthorpe/427 staff in their bid to rent the church facilities for children and youth programmes. The Community Center project may be contacted at 416.621.2515

http://www.rexdalechc.com/burnhamthorpe427-children-seniors.html Burnhamthorpe /427 Community Centre is a forum for agencies serving the community as well as the community leaders to sit together and plan for the programs to meet the needs of the community.

Burnhamthorpe 427 Project MLSE






Doorsteps Neighbourhood


Delta Family Resource Centre (Humber Summit resource)


Public health and speech therapy

Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services
Toronto Public Health
416-338-8255 (voice)
416-338-0025 (TTY)
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Melody Tiny Tots

http://www.armourheightstinytots.com/ Armour Heights Community Centre 2140 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario Please call our office: 416-483-3840 e-mail address: armourheights@bellnet.ca

TDSB / York Univerisity

http://www.yorku.ca/web/index.htm - York University Homepage

http://www.yorku.ca/gro/contact.htm - Contact “Government relations office” ??

http://www.yorku.ca/web/about_yorku/sitemap.html - Site Map

http://www.yorku.ca/web/about_yorku/contact_us.html - Contact Page

Abbey Black
Donor Relations Coordinator
416-736-2100 x58432

Leanne Kipfer
Director, Advancement Services
416-736-2100 x22099

Track and Field Centre

Part of York U, but part of Parks and Rec. The city seems to operate it and the contact person is a Parks and Rec Staff for the City of Toronto. There was a fire recently(star link). No money links or donor info available.Toronto Track & FielMetro Toronto Track and Field Centre is a city owned track training centre located at York University's Keele campus and is not part of York University.

Opened in 1979, the facility is run by Toronto Parks department and used by both professional and amateur athletes.

Amesbury Canada Day

http://www.amesburycanadaday.ca/ - official website http://www.ontariostrongman.ca/ontarioforum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1453

Upper Canada College

http://www.ucc.on.ca/podium/default.aspx?t=112867 - Direct contact information

Finance # Finance 416-488-1125, ext. 2250

Media Andrea Aster Associate Director of Marketing & Communications 416-488-1125 ext. 3355

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Canada_College - Wikipedia

http://www.ucc.on.ca/Default.asp?bhcp=1 - Direct Website

U of T

Pedestrian Pilot Projects
The City of Toronto in partnership with Ryerson University and the University of Toronto created three pedestrian pilot projects at the downtown campuses in September 2010. Learn more about the pilot projects through this poster (PDF).

University of Toronto
Non-peak traffic emissions assessment
Research on emissions impact in Toronto of off-peak (i.e. weekend) travel to identify potential transportation efficiency options.

University of Toronto, Department of Civil Engineering
Freeway Truck Emissions Simulation Tool
$50,000/2 years
The development and use of modeling software to determine the effect of truck-related emissions on communities adjacent to highways leading to the evaluation of programs aimed at reducing transportation-related emissions.

Greenest City

http://www.greenestcity.ca/partners-and-donors Greenest City 220 Cowan Avenue Toronto, ON M6K 2N6 647-438-0038

http://www.toronto.ca/grants/grants_directory.htm - City Grants Directory
http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/PAST-GRANT-RECIPIENTS - Toronto Arts Council - Past Grants Recepients - 2009
Community Arts Organizations - Greenest City - 11,000

Foodshare, East African Community Association

http://www.foodshare.net/index.htm General Information Line 416 363-6441 ext. 221 or Fax 416 363-0474

Afri-can Food basket

416-248-5639 http://www.africanfoodbasket.com/

http://www.toronto.ca/health/tphebulletin/march_2010.htm Celebrating Black History Month with cultural foods As part of Black History Month, TPH’s Peer Nutrition Program participants, family and friends enjoyed a cooking demonstration of some common Caribbean and Canadian winter vegetables at the Lawrence Heights Community Centre. Community partners from the African Food Basket and Parks, Forestry and Recreation discussed food security and the community garden program. Visit the Peer Nutrition Program website to view a 14 minute video “Nourishing Our Young Souls” that contains infant and toddler nutrition information for African and Caribbean families or try some of the delicious recipes including callaloo stir-fry, jollof rice and plantain cakes. http://www.toronto.ca/livegreen/greenneighbourhood_rebates_awards.htm Spring 2010 Live Green Toronto Grant Recipients Community Investment Program Fund Afri-Can Food Basket: Cultivating Youth Leadership Urban Farm Project $22,200 This project engages residents and youth in priority neighbourhoods in community, back-yard vegetable, herb gardening and composting to increase health and food access and decrease their ecological footprint. www.africanfoodbasket.com

http://www.toronto.ca/grants/pdf/consolidated-cpip.pdf 2010 Consolidated Allocations By Program Community Partnership and Investment Program (CPIP)

AfriCan Food Basket on behalf of the Jamestown Working Together – Ward 9 – Local Service Area – 1 Grant – Amount allocated $25,000 – FSIP (Food Security Investment program)


http://www.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/482/index.htm - City of Toronto brief explanation and contact number - Community Centre.

2213 DUFFERIN STREET, YORK, Ontario, M6E 3S2
(416) 394-2589 or (416) 651-8300 

Councillor Palacio

http://www.cesarpalacio.com/canada_day_07.htm Cesar with residents at the 2008 Canada Day Celebration. Cesar co-hosts with Parks and Recreation


Pizza day


Friday Night Supper


Zamboni café


Food cart


Farmers’ market baking


Farmers’ market

Christie Ossington

(Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre - CONC)


The Nook is a Free After School, Summer, Suspension Help and Special Events Drop-In Program for children 6-12 years old. Nook children come from all walks of life however we prioritize local low-income families who are often also new to Canada, learning English, sole-support parents, members of a marginalized group or experiencing crisis. Many of the Nook’s participants are experiencing, or vulnerable to experiencing, social, behavioral and academic difficulties that require special attention outside of school hours. The Nook provides one-on-one and group programming aimed at increasing children’s confidence, creativity and skill, particularly with regards to literacy, recreation and the arts. The Nook is a supportive resource for low-income families, working to bridge the gaps between home, school and community, especially for new Canadian families. Each year, 1,300 children enjoy Nook programming and over 65 individuals, over half of whom are youth, participate as volunteers. The Nook also engages between 10 and 15 local artists and co-op students from relevant faculties in program planning and delivery each year.

One of our huge supporters is the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation Division and the Bob Abate Community Centre with their generous support in helping us staff, and providing space, and from other funders and community supporters, The Nook regularly offers the following activities;

The Nook operates from September to June out of The Alex Duff Recreation Centre, in a unique partnership with The City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry & Recreation. The Nook Summer Program operates out of Christie Pits Park, and regularly makes use of surrounding community spaces.

The Nook Children’s and Family Program alia@conc.ca

Trinity-Bellwood and Community children’s group - CARE

The city will subsidize daycare. The daycare is in a city run community centre and the partnership is easy to understand. The subsidized daycare is a good price

Hiring - Wages vary and the summer staff is summer camp staff at lower wages, but they don't need ECE.

Bedford Park Community Athletics

http://www.bedfordparkcommunityathletics.info/Soccer%20Flyer%202011.pdf The soccer program is operated by volunteers. For the season to be successful, we will be in need of volunteer coaches. There will be a section during the online process where you may indicate your availability. Fees: The house league fee of $70 includes a shirt, socks and trophy. The $70 fee will be payable at the time of online registration. A credit card will be required to complete your application.

School of Yoga therapy and natural medicine

164 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M4P 1G4

Salimah Kassim-Lakha's Overview
Entrepreneur and world traveler, Salimah Kassim-Lakha teaches Kundalini and Laughter Yoga live and online around the world. She is a Yoga Ambassador with Lululemon and founder of Yogapalooza, outdoor celebrations of Music, Movement and Meditation. Her corporate clients include McDonald’s, Edelman and OPSEU Pension Trust. She lives by the sound vibration of Go Big and Go OM.


Flemingdon Park Family Centre

Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services



http://www.toronto.ca/grants/grants_directory.htm - City Grants Directory
http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/PAST-GRANT-RECIPIENTS - Toronto Arts Council - Past Grants Recepients - 2009
Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services - 5,000

Gateway PS

Toronto Schools on the Move

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/_site/viewitem.asp?siteid=18&menuid=1719&pageid=1313 The aim of Toronto Schools on the Move (TSM) is to establish a culture in all TDSB schools that supports a healthy active school environment, by addressing one of the three focus areas within TSM - increased physical education, increased physical activity and improved healthy eating environments.

...building healthy active school environments

http://www.casa-acas.ca/newsletters/LeadersLearnersVol3Issue20.pdf Key Achievement #2: Community Events & Partnership Gateway participated in the Toonies for Terry charity run in September. Students from kindergarten to grade 5 walked, jogged and ran in support of cancer research. Students felt inspired to make a difference through their participation as they engaged in classroom discussion and activities prior to the run. Gateway also participated in iwalk last October. Students were encouraged to walk from home to school in the morning instead of coming to school in a car or bus. A memorable part of the event was witnessing a great number of students converging from all directions to walk to school en masse being joined by Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Minister of Education. She demonstrated her support and served as a role model for all students involved, as she also participated in the Health Hustle at the end of the event. The school was also joined by community partners including trustee Gerri Gershon and supervisory officer Gloria Baxter. This year, Gateway introduced a new initiative called Everyone Jump Program for the grade 5 students. This program enlightened students about diabetes through songs and games. Student Kashfi Manji, winner of the Everyone Jump Contest, made this event a special success by providing the school with a ball storage cage, a plaque for the school, engraved thermoses and pens for every student. As well, $600 in Wintergreen (a learning materials company) credit was given to buy equipment for lunchtime. Gateway’s community liaison with the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation has given its students the opportunity for free playtime at Playground Paradise. Classes sign up once a month for half hour sessions of playing on equipment such as slides, climbers and the ball pit. The Toronto Police Service has also been involved in partnering through physical activity. Every Thursday, grade 5 students participate and play alongside local police officers in a game of their choice. This program has made a positive impact on the students, as they are privy to interact with the police in a fun, relaxed way. This has helped to establish a rapport and build links between the school and our local police force.

that have developed between the school and the broader community? Parks and Recreation is one partner that supports our WinterActive Day and Canada Games Day, and provides us with free use of Playground Paradise. Police Division #54 is involved with us by coming to do safety presentations to each class, as well as play sports on a weekly basis with grades 4 and 5 students. The public health nurse is consulted at different points throughout the year.

Most students do not participate in extracurricular activities involving sport or exercise.Many students are quite sedentary while at home in the evenings. Families often face financial stresses and other challenges that make preparing healthy meals for their children difficult. How have these issues How have these issues been addressed since the model was brought to Gateway Public School? Can you cite specific examples of how the students and the community have benefited from such a model? The Living School Committee is working hard to break down some of the barriers facing our students. A specific example would be the partnership with Parks and Rec. This partnership has allowed our students free use of the indoor playground (Playground Paradise) on a weekly basis. We also have a partnership with the local police department, whereby police officers come on a weekly basis to play sports with the grades 4 and 5 classes. This has helped students to feel safe in the community by developing positive relationships with the police. The Living School Committee has introduced several initiatives within the school as well: lunch-time intramurals, Playground Activity Leaders, recess equipment bins, the Golden Shoe Award, WinterActive Day, Canada Games Day, Terry Fox Run, iwalk to School Day, Live It Up Challenge, Jump Rope for Heart, Everyone Jump Concert and so on. All of these programs and single-day events have proven to increase physical activity levels, boost school spirit and help to decrease problems in the schoolyard.

When did your school first introduce the Living School initiative? How was this initiative first brought to Gateway Public School? We began our Living School initiative in the fall of 2006. Previous to that, we were part of the Toronto Schools on the Move initiative. We were in the pilot project for the TSM initiative and went through all three phases of that program; this took three years. We applied for Gateway to become a Living School. In September of 2006, Jane Blondie (our Physical Education chair) started up the Living Schools Committee, which consisted of 12 staff members, partnerships with the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and Public Health. Jane Blondie and the Living Schools Committee oversee all school-wide Phys. Ed. and Health events and programs at Gateway.

4 Flemingdon Park child care centres

Flemingdon Park School age and Family Centre


Phone: Beth Brown, 416-429-6194 Website: www.familydaycare.com

Flemingdon Health Centre

peace garden?

Previous Partners – City of Toronto Public Health

We welcome any inquiries you have regarding information found in this site. You may contact us through any of the channels listed below:

10 Gateway Boulevard
Don Mills, Ontario
Canada, M3C 3A1

T. (416) 429-4991

F. (416) 422-3573

E. fhcinfo@fhc-chc.comDo not use this section nor e-mail to book an appointment. Please call us directly.

Flemingdon Health Centre
Catherine Pestl
416-429-4991 x 281

Maria Calvachi

Health Promoter
Fairview Community Health, Flemingdon Health Centre
416-640-5298 ext. 202

http://www.toronto.ca/grants/grants_directory.htm - City Grants Directory
http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/PAST-GRANT-RECIPIENTS - Toronto Arts Council - Past Grants Recepients - 2009
Fairview Community Health (Flemingdon HC) - 4,000

United Way

United Way


http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ - Home Page

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/_site/ViewItem.asp?siteid=208&menuid=1449&pageid=1068 - Contact Info

Public inquiries (416) 395-7293
Accounts Payable (416) 395-8296

Toronto Public Health

Call Toronto Health Connection for information and referral to Toronto Public Health programs and services 416-338-7600.

http://www.toronto.ca/health/ - website

Seneca College early education

http://www.senecac.on.ca/community/Newnhamparentshandbook.html The partnership seems to be that the school is a “lab” and children who are placed here can qualify for Social Services Subsidized daycare spaces through the City of Toronto. The City doesn't seem involved in scholarships or anything. The school also has a child-care component.

The Centre as a Laboratory
The centre is intended to provide an optimal environment for college students majoring in childcare. There are two ways in which students are involved with the Lab School:
1. They do observations of children through observation booths and
2. Some students do their placements in the Seneca Lab School setting.
On several occasions children will be invited to the classroom to experiment with the displayed materials. In every placement in the Lab School setting students are always under the direct supervision of qualified ECE personnel.
Registration of your child/children in our program constitutes your consent for student participation in the care and teaching of your child/children.

Enrolment / Registration Procedures:
When enrolling your child into the program, the Supervisor will interview you and give you a brief tour of our centre. You will receive the parent package and be asked to complete a waiting list form.
Subsidized parents may be on the Seneca Lab School section of the City of Toronto Children's Services waiting list. If not, the process for application for subsidy will be explained. When the space becomes available, the Supervisor will notify the families.

Toronto Housing, Clean and Beautiful, Toronto Waste Diversion, Councillor’s Office



Toronto Police

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/ - Website home

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/orgchart.pdf - ??

Direct link to the city of Toronto home website under “other sites”

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/directory/ - contact directory

Mailing Address - 40 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2J3
Non-emergency number: 416-808-2222

Auxiliary Police Liaison
Main Number: 416-808-7711

Kids helping kids

http://www.kidshelpingkids.ca/main.html To contact us please e-mail Briana MacLeod, founder of Kids Helping Kids.

North York Women's Centre

2446 Dufferin St.Toronto, ON M6E 3T1
Telephone: (416) 781-0479
Fax: (416) 781-3822
E-mail: info@nywc.org

Toronto Public Health

Ward 35 Healthy snacks for youth, 2 days a week 89, 120

Call Toronto Health Connection for information and referral to Toronto Public Health programs and services 416-338-7600.

http://www.toronto.ca/health/ - website

TCHC, Youth Link, Afghan Women’s Organization, Toronto Public Health


http://www.torontohousing.ca/ - Home Page

http://www.torontohousing.ca/about - Who they are

http://www.torontohousing.ca/contact - Contact page

Human Resources
Toronto Community Housing - 931 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2H2
Fax: (416) 981-4260
Email: Human Resources

Strategic Procurement
Tel: (416) 981-4100
Fax: (416) 981-4111
Email: Strategic Procurement

General inquiries
Toronto Community Housing - 931 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2H2
Tel: (416) 981-5500
Email: General inquiries



2009 AEHR – CPIP
Funded Project Descriptions
This anti-racism and public education project will provide activities for racialized youth to explore issues of racism from the perspectives of self and community. Youth will take part in one of two 10 week workshops involving discussions focussed on issues and concerns of racial discrimination they have experienced. They will tell their own stories and show powerful messages through the creation and distribution of photobooks and posters to project participants, local community agencies, schools and community centres. A photovoice exhibit will also be organized to show their work and increase dialogue and awareness of issues affecting youth in the wider community. $5,000.00



2009 AEHR – CPIP
Funded Project Descriptions
This civic engagement project targets both adult and youth members of the Afghan community. These two groups, up to 25 participants in each group, will attend a series of workshops, field trips, and events. The program will present participants with information that will increase their knowledge and ability to participate in the decision-making process of governments. $7,140.00

Big Brother and Big Sister of Canada


Big Bunch is a site-based group mentoring program, providing children between 6 – 12 years of age the dual benefits of not only an identified mentor (their Big Brother or Big Sister), but also exposure to regular socialization with children their age.

One adult volunteer (Big) is continuously matched with the same 1-2 Little Brothers and/or Sisters. Up to 4-6 matches meet at their “home base” twice a month for 1 ½ hours. The Bigs collectively plan the Bunch’s meeting activities a week in advance to be submitted to their Coordinator. Bunch activities may include sports, arts and crafts, occasional field trips, etc... Both Bigs and Littles are expected to consistently come to as many meetings as possible on an ongoing basis.

Shauna Klein, Director of Fund Development & Marketing, Email: shauna.klein@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca Phone: 416-925-8981 Ext. 4123

Oakridge breakfast Club


Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute (Gr 9 – 12)? Basketball for Churchill students


Action for Neighbourhood Change

started w/ 5 nation-wide – including pilot project in Scarborough Village. After united way took over, they have 13 projects just in the GTA (including SV)


http://www.anccommunity.ca/AboutANC.html#aboutto Toronto United Way of Greater Toronto is an incorporated non-profit charity focused on improving the long-term health of the community. The United Way of Greater Toronto runs Canada's largest annual fundraising campaign in support of 200 social and health service agencies, providing a vital network of support. In September 2002, UWGT launched its $5 million Strong Neighbourhoods, Healthy City strategy.

Action for Neighbourhood Change was in operation from 2005-2007. This site exists to capture and share the learnings that emerged from this initiative, but new material is no longer being added on a regular basis. ANC is not responsible for the content of external links, which may change?????

http://www.unitedwaytoronto.com/whatWeDo/ANC.php – United Way expanding on what ANC started

http://www.unitedwaytoronto.com/whatWeDo/programsPartnerships.php Action for Neighbourhood Change (ANC) is a unique learning initiative that explores and assesses approaches to locally-driven neighbourhood revitalization that can enhance the capacity of individuals and families to build and sustain strong, healthy communities. United Way Toronto was so impressed with the results from the ANC partnership which ran from 2005-2007, we decided to build on the experience and expanded the work of neighbourhood revitalization with ANC groups in all of Toronto’s 13 priority neighbourhoods.

http://www.unitedwaytoronto.com/stories/video/dorsetPark.php dorset park youth initiative – mcgregor park – scarborough

East Metro West Scarborough Community Neighbourhood Centre

http://www.emys.on.ca/contactus.html http://www.wsncc.on.ca/

http://www.toronto.ca/grants/grants_directory.htm - City Grants Directory
http://www.torontoartscouncil.org/PAST-GRANT-RECIPIENTS - Toronto Arts Council - Past Grants Recepients - 2009
West Scarborough Neighbourhood Comm. Ctre - 7,000

Youth Link

http://www.youthlink.ca/ - Home Page

http://www.youthlink.ca/contact - Contact page

YOUTHLINK Main Office  747 Warden Ave (between Eglinton East and St. Clair)
Bus stop: Upton Ave Toronto, Ontario M1L 4A8
Telephone: 416-967-1773
Fax: 416-967-7515


2009 AEHR – CPIP
Funded Project Descriptions
This anti-racism and public education project will provide activities for racialized youth to explore issues of racism from the perspectives of self and community. Youth will take part in one of two 10 week workshops involving discussions focussed on issues and concerns of racial discrimination they have experienced. They will tell their own stories and show powerful messages through the creation and distribution of photobooks and posters to project participants, local community agencies, schools and community centres. A photovoice exhibit will also be organized to show their work and increase dialogue and awareness of issues affecting youth in the wider community. $5,000.00

Company of Sirens

Roadrunners/Bel sports fund/ True Sports


http://www.truesportfoundation.ca/en/page-10 Bell Canada and True Sport share a belief that sport has the power to strengthen and connect communities. Like True Sport, Bell understands the importance of community volunteers to grass roots sport organizations across Canada and encourages their employees to participate in their communities in this capacity.

Through their Community Investment Program and in partnership with True Sport, Bell recognizes the volunteer work of their employees and retirees by providing direct financial support to the community based sports groups with which they volunteer.

http://www.truesportfoundation.ca/en/page-22-bell-community-sport-fund Bell Community Sport Fund The Bell Community Sport Fund has completed its three year funding program. During 2005, 2006 and 2007 the Bell Community Sport Fund distributed a total of $3,000,000 to community sport and recreations groups to promote access and inclusion for children and youth ages 4 to 17 in a variety of team sports. Over the three years, 396 communities in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia received funding; impacting more than 238,000 children and youth and 25,000 volunteers. The True Sport Foundation wishes to thank Bell for their generous donation and more importantly for their contribution to the growth of values-based sport in Canada.

Bell Community Sport Fund expands in 2007

More team sports and additional communities to benefit from $1,000,000 youth sport grant program

TORONTO, Ontario, Feb. 21 2007 --
Bell Canada, in partnership with the True Sport Foundation, today announced the expansion of the Bell Community Sport Fund for 2007 and highlighted the final group of 2006 grant recipients. The $1 million fund, launched by Bell Canada in January 2005, invests in community-based sport programs for youth across Canada.

"We are thrilled to be extending this program to more sports and to more Canadians with another million-dollar commitment for 2007," said Renato Discenza, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Sales, Bell Canada. "At Bell we are proud to help Canada's athletes reach the podium, and have learned that Olympic dreams start when young Canadians have more opportunities to play sports in their neighbourhoods. The Bell Community Sport Fund provides the necessary grants to sport organizations, community centres and schools that help young Canadians get involved in local sport programs."

Previously only available for hockey and soccer programs, in 2007 the Bell Community Sport Fund will grow to include the following high-participation team sports: baseball, basketball, cricket, curling, field hockey, football, lacrosse, ringette, softball and volleyball, in addition to hockey and soccer.

"The opportunity for more kids to participate in sport and experience the many benefits that value based sport has to offer is what True Sport is all about," said Paul Melia, President of the True Sport Foundation. "Bell Canada and the McConnell Foundation, together, are making a powerful contribution to our Canadian youth."

New in 2007, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation is partnering with True Sport to set up the True Sport Community Fund in the remaining six provinces and three territories. The True Sport Community Fund will award 40 to 50 grants annually for the next four years.

"This is a great example of a community organization, a business enterprise and a private foundation joining efforts to have an impact on young Canadians' lives," said Tim Brodhead, President and CEO of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

"With the support of the McConnell Foundation, youth in communities right across Canada will also have better access to sport," added Discenza. "Our goal at Bell is to help children reach their full potential. The Bell Community Sport Fund has already given more than 100,000 young Canadians a way to grow, build relationships and stay healthy."

In 2007, the Bell Community Sport Fund will award individual grants to not-for-profit community groups and schools across Canada. Information on submitting applications to the Bell Community Sport Fund can be found at www.truesport.ca/bellfund. Organizations wanting to apply to the True Sport Community Fund should visit www.truesport.ca/tsfund.

A complete list of all 2006 grant recipients can be obtained at www.truesport.ca/bellfund.

http://www.bce.ca/en/news/releases/comspon/2007/02/21/74169.html About the Bell Community Sport Fund

Announced in January 2005, the Bell Community Sport Fund has distributed $2,000,000 to community sport and recreations groups who are promoting access and inclusion for children and youth ages 4 to 17 in the sports of hockey and soccer. To date a total of 284 communities have received funding assisting more than 100,000 children and youth and 11,000 volunteers.

About True Sport

True Sport is a national movement committed to the belief that sport makes a powerful and positive contribution to the development of people and communities. True Sport emphasizes the key role that sport can play in the development of a strong and connected Canada. For more information please visit www.truesport.ca


http://www.pegasustoronto.ca/ - website

Marie Perrotta, Founding Director
Office Address: 931 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario M4E 1S6

Netball Ontario

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=113814789008 p: 416 765 2040







Guyanese Alliance


Ms. Joy Simon, President, Guyanese Canadian Community Centre; Vice-President, Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations; Founder/Owner, Bourda Green Nutrition

Malvern Family Resource Centre

http://www.mfrc.org/Programs/earlyyearscentre.html Malvern Family Resource Centre is the Lead Agency for the Rouge River Ontario Early Years Centre. Ontario Early Years Centres are places where parents and caregivers can get answers to questions, information about programs and services that are available for young children, and an opportunity to talk to early years professionals, as well as other parents and caregivers in the community.

Malvern Family Resource Centre provides a wide array of programs and services for children 0 to 6 years old and their parents. Some of the specialized services include Speech and Language .Extended evening and weekend hours are provided to accommodate working parents so that they can participate in our programs and access our services .

Address: 1321 Neilson Road Scarborough, Ontario Canada M1B 3C2 Phone: (416) 281-1376 Fax: (416) 281-8898

Special Olympics Toronto


Less than 5% of our organization's funding comes from government grants. Special Olympics Ontario is not a member of the United Way. Over 95% of our support comes from corporate fundraising, sponsorships, and personal donations. However, in spite of these generous sponsorships and donations, there is always a need to raise more money. There are thousands of individuals who have an intellectual disability who would like the opportunity to get involved. Special Olympics is recognized provincially as a multi-sport organization by the Ministry of Health Promotion and nationally by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Special Olympics Ontario strives to focus its resources on its athletes and programs. This year, 83% of our budget went directly into the development, promotion and execution of our grass roots programs which have the greatest impact on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Donations can be made through our web site or can be sent to the Special Olympics Ontario Office. Donations intended for use in a specific region or community should be directed to that community. All donations over $10 will receive a tax receipt.

Corporate Sponsors
We welcome interested corporations to become a corporate sponsor. Whether you want to sponsor one of our community sports teams, athletes or donate to one of our many initiatives.

Torch Run, Trillium, Staples, Government of Ontario, Team Up Foundation  

http://www.varietyontario.ca/partners/government.htm City of Toronto is a partner of Variety Ontario


Family Association for Mental Health


Main Office 4214 Dundas St. West, #209 Etobicoke, ON M8X 1Y6 Tel: 416-207-5032 Fax: 416-207-5036


http://cantyd.org Phone: 416-431-4100 Email: info@cantyd.org 705 Progress Avenue Unit #40, Scarborough ON, M1H 2X1 Monday – Friday, 10AM – 6PM

With over 10 years of serving the needs of the Tamil community within the GTA, CanTYD has grown from a volunteer only organization to employing 5 staff, 8 board of directors, and over 100 volunteers.

http://cantyd.org/about-us/ On February 15, 1998, 17 Tamil college and university students and graduates got together and decided to do something in order to empower and develop our youth to become successful, contributing citizens of Canadian society. Hence, Canadian Tamil Youth Development Centre (CanTYD), was born. CanTYD was formed to address the real needs of Tamil youth as they integrate in Canadian society. CanTYD has made inroads into the Tamil community building partnerships with other communities. The main focus of CanTYD’s work revolves around working with the Toronto District School Board and the Police Services. Our partnerships with these organizations has given Tamil youth a voice on critical issues affecting them. It has allowed CanTYD to develop relevant programs that help to empower our youth. Project T.H.A.M.I.L., for example, enables CanTYD to work with at-risk youth.

Over 90% of our programs are free to our participants. This is possible only because of the grants from funding sources such as the City of Toronto, Government of Ontario, and foundations like Laidlaw.

Community Living Toronto

Community Living Toronto 20 Spadina Road Toronto, ON M5R 2S7 416.968.0650

Wards 1-7, 11-13, 17 Etobicoke + York West, York South-Weston + Parkdale-High Park, Davenport

Toronto Rehab


In the fall of 2005, Toronto Rehab and the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation took the first steps to develop an innovative hospital-community partnership. Both organizations had recognized an unmet need for exercise and recreation for adults with physical disabilities. Access to physical activity is essential to counteract the cycle of deconditioning frequently experienced by persons living in the community with neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) and brain injury. A collaboration, combining the strengths and assets of the two organizations led to the development of a unique exercise program in the fall of 2007. 

registration fee of $85 for 24 classes over 12 weeks. It is at the end of this document if you want a peek. If an applicant require a subsidy, they can apply for the City of Toronto Welcome Policy

Annual Report
Another partnership reaping great rewards is a community-based initiative that provides evidence-based fitness instruction at select community centres in Toronto for people with stroke, acquired brain injury or multiple sclerosis.  Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME) is a joint initiative between Toronto Rehab’s Neuro Rehabilitation Program and the City of Toronto’s Department of Parks, Forestry and Recreation designed to address the ongoing fitness needs of neuro patients following discharge from hospital. Toronto Rehab developed a specialized exercise program with varying levels of difficulty for participants. Our physiotherapists then provided education and mentoring for the city fitness instructors assigned to supervise the classes. A rigorous evaluation of a 12-week pilot conducted in 2007 with funding from Toronto Rehab Foundation showed the program to be safe and effective. We're now conducting a more advanced pilot with funding from Parks, Forestry and Recreation. Our ultimate goal is to establish permanent funding that will enable us to expand the program across the city.

Toronto Community Foundation

The ‘recipe' was inspired by a fundholder at the Toronto Community Foundation who was eager to help the community in the wake of the most recent Toronto's Vital Signs® report, an annual snapshot on the quality of life in Toronto, which highlighted a low sense of belonging and safety as key issues. The partners - or ‘chefs' - paired the priorities identified by Alexandra Park residents to create the Recipe for Community initiative. Other fundholders at the Toronto Community Foundation jumped on board with their financial support as well.

A partnership between the Toronto private sector, Ontario government, City of Toronto and Toronto Community Foundation created innovative new housing program
Toronto Community Housing will administer the new program. Tenants who are on social housing waiting lists and who are, in some cases, paying more than 50 per cent of their household income on housing could be eligible to receive housing allowances of approximately $300 per month, made up of equal contributions by the province and participating Toronto landlords.



United Way


http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ - Home Page

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/_site/ViewItem.asp?siteid=208&menuid=1449&pageid=1068 - Contact Info

Public inquiries (416) 395-7293
Accounts Payable (416) 395-8296

Life Saving Society Ontario

http://lifesavingsociety.com/default.asp Office Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Monday-Friday) Tel: 416-490-8844 Fax: 416-490-8766 Email: experts@lifeguarding.com

Ontario Coaches Association

Susan Kitchen
Executive Director

Jeremy Cross
Manager, Coach Education

Jessica Taggio
Manager, Marketing & Communications

Jenna Falls
Coordinator, Coach Education

Heather Aussem
Coordinator, Events & Projects

Jackie Henriques


http://www.ymcagta.org/en/index.html - Official YMCA Toronto website

http://www.ymcagta.org/en/who-we-work-with/funders/municipal-reg-programs/index.html - Municipally funded YMCA programs

http://www.ymcagta.org/en/contact-us/index.html - YMCA “contact us”

General inquiries:
Address:42 Charles St East, 1st floor, Toronto, ON M4Y 1T4 See map)
By Phone: 416-413-1020 ext. 2322 (Nancy Hurst)
By Fax: 416- 922-2437

Mridula Joyner, CFRE - Vice President, Philanthropy & Corporate Partnerships

Linton Carter - Vice President, Community Philanthropy

Selene Hur - Manager, Prospect Research & Donor Stewardship

Erin Baier - Manager, Community Fundraising

Shannon Robertson - Manager, Fundraising Events

Vicki Cummings - Senior Development Officer, Philanthropy & Corporate Partnerships

Helen Barbalias - Development Officer, Stewardship

Nancy Hurst - Development Officer, Prospect Research

Stacey Baker - Development Officer, Foundations

Toronto Catholic School Board

http://www.tcdsb.org/ - Home Page

http://www.tcdsb.org/administration/department%20listing.html - Department contact info

http://www.tcdsb.org/contacts.htm - Contact page

General Inquiries:
Toronto Catholic District School Board
80 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6E8
webmaster@tcdsb.org or 416 222-8282, ext. 5314

Communications/public relations
416-222-8282, ext. 5314

Emidio Manini

Toronto Public Health

Call Toronto Health Connection for information and referral to Toronto Public Health programs and services 416-338-7600.

http://www.toronto.ca/health/ - website

TCDSB, TDSB, Lifesaving Society of Canada

Toronto Public Health

Call Toronto Health Connection for information and referral to Toronto Public Health programs and services 416-338-7600.

http://www.toronto.ca/health/ - website

Community Living, Pegasus, Woodgreen Comm. Centre

Toronto Rehab and PFR

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