The 2021 Toronto's Vital Signs Report out now.


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Our latest news, stories, research, and insights.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2021 TORONTO'S VITAL SIGNS GRANTS // Toronto’s Vital Signs Grants aim to surface and support high-impact organizations and their visionary work in tackling our city’s inequities. Apply Now

TORONTO'S 2021 VITAL SIGNS REPORT SHOWS INEQUALITY AT RECORD HIGH // Toronto is not well and we all have a role to play to help us get better. Read More

DEADLINES: HOLIDAY GIFTING AND GRANTING // Some important dates for you to know about as we head into the holiday season. Learn More

'RAVINE CHAMPIONS' MAKING TORONTO'S PARKS MORE INCLUSIVE (CBC) // The extent of the city's green space equity problem is laid out in the this year's Vital Signs report. How does tree canopy density affect different parts of the city? Read More


Understanding Toronto’s Greatest Needs

Research, insights, and recommendations to connect your philanthropy to the causes you care about.

A snapshot of the trends and issues affecting quality of life in Toronto.
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Your guide to high-impact organizations working on the causes you care about.
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Reflections on the progress we’ve made achieving our vision of a city of informed and engaged philanthropists.
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Read the latest news, stories and insights on the city's needs and opportunities; organizations working on solutions; and how to get involved with your philanthropy.