Kids Up Front is a charitable organization that provides access to arts, culture, sport and recreation for children who otherwise do not have the opportunity in Toronto. Kids Up Front reaches children and families in need by distributing arts, culture and sports tickets to 150 charitable partners. Since 2006, Kids Up Front has provided more than 160,000 children in our community with free access to events.
Thousands of children in Toronto face challenges that prevent them from accessing entertaining and educational events. The goal of our program is to remove barriers and provide children in need with the opportunity to experience a live theatre production, a movie, a trip to the museum, a concert, or a hockey game for the first time.
Literature for Life unleashes intellectual potential within young, marginalized mothers who struggle to survive the challenges of living in or near poverty. Through our one-of-a-kind reading circles, Literature for Life promotes the benefits of reading and literacy helping unleash young moms’ intellectual potential. With this comes growing self-confidence and self-esteem along with an interest in reading. This new found interest is then passed down to their children.
The mission of Make-A-Wish® Canada is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Canada is a part of the largest wish-granting organization in the world and can be found in over 36 countries on five continents. The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America grants the wishes of children in the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico through its 65 chapters, while Make-A-Wish Foundation® International serves children outside the United States in over 36 countries on five continents. With the help of generous donors and over 30,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 250,000 wishes worldwide since inception.
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education. Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally. Its mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. SickKids is proud of its vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.™
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health
Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
Ronald McDonald House Toronto (The House) provides a “home away from home” for seriously ill children and their families to heal better together. The House strives to provide a sense of normalcy for children and families during a chaotic and traumatic time. The House is somewhere families can go about their regular routines – doing laundry, walking their kids to school, eating dinner as a family – as much as possible. The House offers an atmosphere of compassion and understanding in a stressful and often frightening time.
The House offers 28 comfortably furnished family bedrooms, each with a private bathroom, a warm and inviting kitchen and dining area, common family room, playroom and free laundry facilities.
Established in 1956, United Way Toronto is a charity working to advance the common good and create opportunities for a better life for everyone in our city. Working in partnership with others, we mobilize people and resources to address the root causes of social problems and to change community conditions for the better. United Way supports agencies that provide services to strengthen individuals, families, and communities. The following partners are United Way agencies:
2900 Midland Ave Space Initiative
Dorset Park Youth Council
Educational Attainment West (EAW)
Power in Numbers
Youth Justice Education Program
For more than 100 years, Boys and Girls Clubs in communities across Canada have been helping young people to discover, develop and achieve their best potential as they grow to become Canada's future adults, citizens and leaders, by engaging them in activities that challenge and help them develop healthy minds and bodies.
The ROM has partnerships with the following Clubs:
The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity focused on community support and development. Our aim is to provide every individual in our community with opportunities for personal growth, community involvement, and leadership. By making connections, collaborating, and mirroring our region’s diversity, we believe we can become the network that binds our many neighbourhoods into one city, one country, and one world.