Charity Village – Education Resources


Education-Oriented Foundations

Adam’s Apples (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

Adam’s Apples promotes face-to-face interactions amongst youth by placing bowls of apples in schools and community centres to encourage them to set aside technology and form healthy relationships with their peers. They provide peer-counselling training to students and scholarship opportunities.

AFS Interculture Canada

An educational movement that promotes global education and intercultural understanding through quality exchange programs for youth and adults. We offer school base programs for youth and volunteer work/internship opportunities abroad for young adults.

An Aid to Help Foundation (National)

The mission of An Aid to Help Foundation is to provide encouragement and resources to educators, students, parents and families on ways to learn or teach others to make responsible choices in life. Raising money for the advancement of education.

The Aninga Project (International)

The Aninga Project is a Canadian charity that supports and encourages the education of girls in Africa by paying for school fees and other related expenses.

Aura Freedom International (International: Toronto, ON)

Aura Freedom International seeks to empower, support and educate women and girls worldwide and combat gender-based violence Through grassroots, sustainable programming, they seek to advance the human rights of women and girls in both developed and developing countries and promote gender equality.

Beautiful World Canada Foundation (International: Toronto, ON)

Beautiful World Canada Foundation provides scholarships to underprivileged and marginalized children in the developing world. Its mission is to profoundly impact the lives of children by funding, supporting and encouraging their education. They empower children with education so they can realize their greatness.

Beauty of Africa (International: Vancouver, BC)

Our organization has been collecting school supplies from Canadians and have hand-delivering them to children in the poorest villages of Southern Africa. In addition to these basic stationery items, we raise funds to allow for the administration and admittance fees of these children to be covered. Our main focus is to educate girls in villages across Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi, in particular.

Blessing the Children Canada (International: Barons, AB)

This organization’s mission is to minister to the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of Ethiopian children. It is their belief that children must have their basic needs met in order to have improved economic opportunities and quality of life and, ultimately, to impact their community.

CAMRT Foundation (National: Ottawa, ON)

The CAMRT Foundation strives to assist in advancing medical radiation technology in Canada. It achieves this goal by providing financial support for educational endeavours related to the field.

Canada Bangladesh Education Trust (CBET) (International: Ottawa, ON)

CBET aims to help intelligent but under privileged students in Bangladesh to improve their socio-economic status by providing financial assistance throughout the course of their education. They strive to give scholarships to College students in all 450 sub-districts in Bangladesh.

Canadian International Learning Foundation (International: Ottawa, ON)

The Canadian International Learning Foundation (CanILF) is a volunteer-run, registered Canadian charity which provides education through the development of schools to areas of the world affected by poverty, war, and disease epidemics.

Canadian Print Scholarships (National)

The mission of Canadian Print Scholarships is to attract the brightest and best students available to the graphic communications industry by providing financial assistance to enroll and continue in a post-secondary management or technical program at an approved institution.

Canadian World Education Society (CanWES) (International)

The Canadian World Education Society is a nonprofit organization committed to improving access to education in developing regions; they will assist in overcoming existing barriers to education. Their goal is to provide communities with the opportunities to build and operate schools.

ChariTREE Foundation (The) (National: Bowen Island, BC)

The ChariTREE Foundation’s mission is to help the planet by creating and supporting tree planting projects designed to benefit kids, teach kids about nature, and empower kids to take steps to protect their planet.

The Citizens’ Foundation, Canada (TCF Canada) (International: Mississauga, ON)

TCF Canada is incorporated with the objective of providing funds to charitable organizations and/or activities directed at educational opportunities for children in Pakistan. It aims to work towards building a network of supporters and volunteers for TCF all over Canada.

Development of Tomorrow’s Leaders Foundation (DOTL) (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

The DOTL Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that aims to provide funding for students throughout the Lower Mainland (BC) who aspire to pursue a post-secondary education. Their demographic includes students who aspire to create positive change within schools and their local communities who may not have the available resources to attend post-secondary without aid.

Earth Challenge Foundation

The essence of the Earth Challenge Project is to empower children to be responsible stewards of the Earth and active, thoughtful participants in society, by uniquely integrating the environment and curriculum.

Ecomerica (International: Côte-St-Luc, QC)

This organization’s mission is to promote education in Bolivia by reducing the barriers to the access to education in this country, while at the same time promoting recycling. They help schools and children with school supplies, and provide glasses for children with poor sight. They also send volunteers from western countries to Bolivia to teach, tutor, and help the teachers with their classes.

Education Foundation of Niagara (Local: St. Catharines, ON)

This organization supports District School Board of Niagara students by engaging the community to provide needed funds where government funding is not available including students in financial need for basic necessities, student awards and bursaries and progressive programs and services.

Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education (National: Montreal, QC)

Formerly the Canadian Human Rights Foundation, Equitas works for the advancement of equality, social justice and respect for human dignity in Canada and around the world through transformative human rights education programs.

Fondation des amis de Vanier

Foundation Western (Local: London, ON)

Foundation Western is an independent charitable foundation established and governed by graduates of the University of Western Ontario. The foundation invests alumni donations and distributes income earned for the benefit of the university and its students.

GoodLife Kids Foundation (National: London, ON)

GoodLife Kids Foundation’s mission is to inspire kids to want to be fit and healthy. Kids are encouraged to be fit, eat right and feel good through a variety of health promotion programs, including a healthy living website for kids.

Ignite Your Destiny International (International: London, ON)

Ignite Your Destiny International is a nonprofit charitable organization whose purpose is to equip and empower youth through vocational training and education in rural Kenya. Our vision is to see youth rise to their potential destinies and become productive members of society.

Indspire (National: Toronto, ON)

Indspire is the largest supporter of Indigenous education outside the federal government. To date, Indspire has awarded more than $49 million in scholarships and bursaries to over 14,000 First Nation, Inuit and Métis recipients nationwide.

International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) (International: Ottawa, ON)

The International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) is a registered not-for-profit organization, founded in 1981. It is composed of twenty-two member associations and five associate members, dedicated to the promotion and support of research, education and publication in all fields of Canadian Studies around the world. The ICCS represents over 7,000 scholars in thirty-eight countries.

Little Footprints, Big Steps (International)

Little Footprints, Big Steps was founded to aid in rescuing children from situations of abuse, slavery, homelessness or severe neglect in Haiti. We do this by reuniting families, supporting education and opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity through our programs and services and collaborations.

Mokolo Kids (International: Edmonton, AB)

Mokolo Kids Society is an incorporated nonprofit organization that supports access to quality education for children in the Far North of Cameroon, Africa. They partner with families to provide need based educational scholarships which includes the school fees, uniforms, and materials.

Mon Sheong Foundation

The Mon Sheong Foundation is a Canadian registered charitable organization, dedicated to the promotion of Chinese culture, heritage, language and philosophy through caring for the elderly, encouraging the young and providing programs and services in response to the needs of our communities. In addition to a modern facility for seniors located in downtown Toronto, the foundation operates a successful heritage school, youth group and health centre.

The MoneyMinding Foundation

The purpose of the foundation is to support financial literacy and programs which empower individuals and organizations to reach financial self-sufficiency. The foundation will provide support to individuals or organizations through investments and/or donations and will disburse grants and/or bursaries through an application process.

The National Native Foundation

The National Native Foundation was created in support of improving educational standards for First Nation youth throughout Canada. Their mission is simple: spread awareness and raise funds to provide relief of socioeconomic inequalities faced by First Nation Canadians youth, so they can find dignity, security, hope and refuge. They collect funds, books, school supplies and educational aids which we donate directly to First Nation schools in Canada.

New Relationship Trust Foundation (Regional: British Columbia)

The New Relationship Trust Foundation was created in 2011 by the New Relationship Trust (NRT) to ensure that vital First Nations scholarship and bursary programs continue in perpetuity through the establishment of an endowment. They work to assist Aboriginal peoples in BC separately and collectively to meet their education goals, and to support the educational components of Aboriginal language revitalization.

NewStart Institute (International: Ottawa, ON)

NewStart Institute is a Canadian registered charitable organization that provides free online post-secondary diploma programs for disadvantaged adults throughout the world. The diploma programs they offer are office management, accounting, and web design, with more programs in the works.

Nicaragua Children’s Foundation (International: West Vancouver, BC)

The purpose of the Nicaragua Children’s Foundation is to advance education in Nicaragua by establishing and operating schools and by providing materials, books, equipment, educational aids, resources and physical improvements to existing schools. The foundation also supports a school for disabled children, as well as other elementary schools.

Northern Secondary School Foundation

A charitable organization formed to generate donations and bequests. We are also responsible for allocating the funds raised in an equitable manner to strengthen, enhance and enrich the academic experience or Northern students and staff.

Safe Drinking Water Foundation (National: Saskatoon, SK)

The foundation’s mission is to promote safe drinking water, increase awareness of health concerns, and act as a catalyst to ensure that appropriate action is taken. It has four environmental education programs: Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Flow, Operation Water Spirit and Template for Change.

Saskatoon Preschool Foundation

Saskatoon Preschool Foundation advocates for and supports access to quality preschool programs for Saskatoon children through the establishment of a permanent endowment fund.

Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation (Regional: Saskatoon, SK)

Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation is an independent charity dedicated to enhancing learning opportunities for students at Saskatoon Public Schools and celebrating the vital role that public education plays in our society. The SPS Foundation partners with committed businesses, organizations, and individuals to bring school communities together and support programs, initiatives, and enriched opportunities that go above and beyond core educational services, such as our Summer Reading Camps and Early Learner Tutor Program.

S.I.G.N. Foundation (National: Mississauga, ON)

The S.I.G.N. Foundation is a registered charity whose main purpose is to help students from all age groups in attending a private elementary school, post secondary education institutes, academies, a private secondary school, or a religious educational institute with the help of scholarships.

Sing Canada Harmony Scholarship Fund (National: Guelph, ON)

The Sing Canada Harmony Scholarship Fund is a registered Canadian charity that supports vocal music education in schools and communities. Since 2008, the fund has assisted Canadians of all ages by providing financial support for education in performing, staging, composing, arranging, directing, adjudicating, administrating, and leading vocal music.

Skills For Hope Foundation (International)

Skills For Hope Foundation is a Canadian registered charity that provides free educational, vocational, entrepreneurial, literacy and language skills training programs, as well as, educational resources and post-secondary scholarships, for the disadvantaged, in Canada and other countries around the world.

Students for Education, Empowerment and Development (SEED) (International)

Students for Education, Empowerment and Development (SEED) is a Canadian- and Kenyan-registered charity initiated by a group of students in 2005. Through their scholarship program, SEED provides a bursary to about 150 primary and secondary school students in Kenya and Zambia to cover their school fees. They also operate a primary school in Nairobi, offer university scholarships, and organize an international internship each summer.

Thames Valley Education Foundation (Local: London, ON)

TVEF is a a charitable organization affiliated with the Thames Valley District School Board. The Foundation is working to build partnerships with the community that will enhance opportunties in schools and enrich public education. TVEF offers scholarships and awards, emergency relief for students in need, school supplies and funding for special programs.

Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation (UCEF) (National: Toronto, ON)

UCEF is a registered Canadian charity that supports Ukrainian Catholic education through a variety of endowments, funds, and programs including professorships, scholarships, and grants for publication of scholarly religious books, etc.

Voyages Inter-Cultures (International: Chambly, QC)

An international cooperation agency working towards reducing disparities and poverty in Honduras and Costa Rica, promoting sustainability of health, education and the environment. Volunteers are sent to work on the projects.

Westland Foundation Inc.

The main focus of the Westland Foundation is to raise funds for its Education Fund. The Education Fund finances a Scholarship Program which is used to assist Inner Winnipeg students with their first year’s tuition while attending post-secondary institutions.

Windmill Microlending (National: Calgary, AB)

Windmill Microlending is a registered charity serving newcomers since 2005. We offer microloans to help skilled immigrants and refugees continue their careers in Canada. Funded by the public and private sector, Windmill is Canada’s largest and most successful microlending program for immigrants and refugees.

You Have It In You Foundation (International)

A Christian-based, nonprofit organization that provides children with an opportunity to attain an education and provides for their well being in Zimbabwe’s marginalized communities.

Educational Resources

Advocate For Appropriate Special Education at School (AFASE) (Regional: Pickering, ON)

AFASE at School provides special education advocacy and consulting services to parents and guardians who have exceptional children. They are empowered by current, customized information that enables them to articulate their children’s needs to school board administrators in a way that is both assertive and collaborative.

Afrocentric Homeschoolers Association (International: Peterborough, ON)

Seeks to dispel racist myths, self-destructive beliefs, and the propogation of stereotypes through self-education. Although for homeschoolers, it is also open to families endeavouring to adopt anti-racist knowledge for the preK – 12 period of learning.

Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association (ACADSA) (Regional: Calgary, AB)

ACADSA is a visible and vocal student-run organization that represents a creative community of students. We promote health & well-being, provide professional growth opportunities and champion students’ interests.

Atlantic Youth (National: Halifax, NS)

This agency offers innovative workshops for adults and youth in schools and communities across Canada. Using meaningful games and activities to teach social development, this unique approach engages even the most resistant youth, promotes social growth and fosters creative thinking.

BC Technology for Learning Society (Regional: Burnaby, BC)

Since 1994, BC Technology for Learning Society has been delivering the Computers for Schools program, a national program that has refurbished over 150,000 computers donated from government, private business, and individuals for reuse by schools, libraries, registered not-for-profit organizations, and Indigenous communities in BC.

Canadian Network for Third Age Learning — CATALIST

A bilingual, Canadian network of organizations that foster third age learning through shared knowledge, expertise, research, and resources.

Canadian Safe School Network (National: Toronto, ON)

The Canadian Safe School Network is a national, not-for-profit, registered charitable organization with a mandate to reduce youth violence and make our schools and communities safer. CSSN looks to implement programs and workshops that help with their mission.

Canadian Student Leadership Association (National: Victoria, BC)

This organization works to help educate and encourage Student Leadership by providing secondary school students and educators from across the country with top-quality and relevant student leadership training, resources, programs, and events, including an annual national leadership conference.

COPA (Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions) (Regional: Toronto, ON)

COPA is a provincial non-profit whose goal is to prevent child abuse and promote positive social change. Since being founded in 1995, over 135,000 students and adults have received our whole-school educational programs in both French- and English-language schools in Ontario.

Le COPA est un chef de file primé dans les domaines de l’équité et de l’éducation inclusive et de la prévention de l’intimidation et de la violence.

Chess’n Math Association (Local: Toronto, ON)

The Chess ‘N Math Association in Toronto offers chess lessons for students at schools around the GTA, and also at libraries and community centres in the evenings, all throughout the year. They host camps in the summer that are extremely popular with ambitious kids who want to learn or increase their abilities in chess.

Chess in the Library (National)

A nonprofit organization, Chess in the Library strives to provide an opportunity for individuals of all ages to enjoy the benefits of chess. Through the help of numerous dedicated and passionate volunteers, CITL continues contribute to community morale and growth.

Citizens’ Environment Watch (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Citizens’ Environment Watch protects nature by investigating pollution in our air, land and water. From hip waders to workshops, Citizens’ Environment Watch is the leading organization in Ontario equipping people to make a difference in their community.

Community Empowerment Collective Society (International: Victoria, BC)

The society creates, edits, produces and distributes training material for community workers and their trainers and coordinators to encourage the empowerment of low income communities and assist them to move toward self-reliance and sustainable development, with a focus on least developed nations.

Community Outreach (Regional: Ontario)

This organizations objective is to identify community needs, bridge the gaps using best practices; network with Service Providers and Employers to showcase products and services/programs to strengthen communities; and launch new initiatives using state of the art technology. They believe in diversity without borders.

Creative Arts Foundation of Canada (National: Montreal, QC)

The Creative Arts Foundation of Canada is a non-profit organization that works on creative arts research, educational books, documentaries on multiculturalism. Through these projects, we promote creativity and innovation in the community.

Creative Problem Solving Society

CPSS works to develop and enhance the opportunities for creative thinking and creative problem solving in children and youth in BC. We teach young people the skills to find imaginative paths to problem solving, enabling them to positively and effectively deal with life and employment challenges.

Dare to Care Bully Prevention and Life Skills

Dare to Care is a K-9 Bully Prevention program for schools and communities. Dare to Care was founded in 1999 because of a need to address the pervasive and crippling issue of bullying that continues to face children and youth to this day.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (International: Toronto, ON)

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognized program for young people 14-24 years old which helps develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure. We believe that not all learning happens in the classroom.

Educonnexion (International: Montreal, QC)

Educonnexion, the educational division of the Social Justice Connection, is a multi-project program that operates within the Montreal community and beyond. Our mission is to provide global citizenship education to people who want to teach, learn and act as responsible global citizens- our reach includes youth, educators, the general public, community groups, international cooperation organizations and businesses.

Energy for All (International: Alberta)

Energy For All is an international humanitarian organization dedicated to creating awareness and education for youth and collaborating with partners to address renewable energy needs in developing communities. This includes mini grids for solar power development, high efficiency lighting for schools/homes, clean water and sanitation technology.

Free Geek Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)

Free Geek Toronto works to promote social and economic justice by increasing access to computing and communications technologies; providing education, training, and job skills; promoting the use of free and open source software; and reducing the environmental impact of electronic waste.

Fored BC

A 75-year-old nonprofit environmental education association that helps teachers and students understand the cultural and economic values of our environment. Our national award-winning magazine, Landscapes, is one of our most popular learning resources for teachers and students.

Green Thumbs (Local: Toronto, ON)

Green Thumbs provides garden-based learning opportunities at school for elementary students, youth and all ages in summertime. We empower children, youth and families to grow and prepare fresh garden foods, cultivated in an environmentally sustainable manner, and to connect urban youth to the natural world.

Groupe de Recherche et d’Intervention Sociale gais et lesbiennes (GRIS-Montreal) (Local: Montreal, QC)

GRIS-Montreal works to demystify homosexuality in the secondary schools, colleges and universities of the Montreal area. We want to support a better knowledge of homosexual realities and to facilitate the integration of gays and lesbians in society.

Le Groupe de Recherche et d’Intervention Sociale gais et lesbiennes (GRIS-Montréal) a pour mission de démystifier l’homosexualité dans les écoles secondaires, les cégeps et les universités de la région de Montréal. Nous voulons favoriser une meilleure connaissance des réalités homosexuelles et faciliter l’intégration des gais et lesbiennes dans la société.

Inside Education (Regional: Edmonton, AB)

Inside Education’s work connects formal education to science, development and environment issues. They offer curriculum-based programs related to Alberta’s forests, energy and water resources, including: student field trips, classroom presentations, resource materials, and teacher professional development workshops.

High Tides International (International)

High Tides International provides an outlet for education, creativity, and self-exploration in communities where resources are needed. Their vision is for individuals to grow up to be healthy, have accessible higher education, the tools to reach their full potential, and meet their personal goals.

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) (National: Vancouver, BC)

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a home-based education program that teaches parents to be their preschool children’s first teacher and prepare their three- to five-year-olds for school.

I Am Compelled (National)

A national charity that educates and inspires students (Kindergarten – Grade 10) in Canadian identity, encouraging them to become excellent students and citizens. They accomplish this by running a riveting 45 minute media and theatre assembly at the schools.

Inner City Youth Development Association (Local: Edmonton, AB)

Inner City Youth Development Association is a registered charity located in Edmonton Alberta. We have offered educational programs (education and preventive social services) to Edmonton’s marginalized urban youth for over 25 years.

International Relations Students’ Association of McGill (IRSAM) (Local: Montreal, QC)

2. The International Relations Students’ Association of McGill (IRSAM) is a federally incorporated non-for-profit organization. IRSAM strives to facilitate youth empowerment, leadership, and awareness by providing students with various platforms to become engaged in discussions of international relations.

iSisters Technology Mentoring (Regional: Ottawa, ON)

iSisters Technology Mentoring is a registered Canadian charity that was founded in 2001. As a leader in technology learning and development, iSisters helps empower women in need to live better lives, create brighter futures and build stronger communities.

The Journal Review Foundation of the Americas (JRF) (International)

JRF is a not-for-profit publisher of scholarly journals, journal reviews, and other scholarly and academic resources.

Justetc (Just Et Cetera) Social Services (National: Toronto, ON)

Justetc (Just Et Cetera) Social Services is about making education more accessible to disadvantaged population, and also to all in general.Their primary focus is making Computing Education (that includes IT, ICT, Computer Science, Computer and Software Engineering education) more accessible to all.

Kid-Safe Productions (Local: Toronto, ON)

Kid-Safe Productions provides an imaginative approach to character education for young audiences by presenting interactive dramatic programming. They develop new productions and services, including musical plays, on bullying awareness, abuse prevention and character education.

Kinetic Knights Robotics (Local: Kincardine, ON)

Kinetic Knights Robotics operates a robotics team of youth 14-19 in Kincardine, Ontario. Their focus is to promote STEM related careers to youth by competing in yearly robotics builds and competitions with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

Knowledge Network (National: Burnaby, BC)

Knowledge Network offers commercial-free documentaries, arts and culture, drama and children’s programs from Canada and around the world. Funded by the BC government and donations from loyal viewers, they also support BC’s independent producers through the commissioning of multi-platform content.

Learning for a Sustainable Future (National: North York, ON)

A Canadian nonprofit organization whose mandate is to work with educators from across Canada to integrate the concepts and principles of sustainable development into the curricula at all grade levels.

Links for Greener Learning (LGL) (Local: St. Catharines, ON)

Links for Greener Learning (LGL) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the integration of educational institutions and newcomers through hands-on experience in the Niagara Region. LGL achieves this through raising awareness and interest in identifying environmental issues and promoting possible solutions, as well as supporting educational opportunities for those involved or interested in the field.

Living Language Institute Foundation (Local: Vancouver, BC)

Our purpose is to advance education by establishing and operating a school to train teachers in the field of early childhood education; by providing courses to teach language skills; and by providing workshops on spirituality and earth stewardship.

Media Awareness Network

Offers practical support for media education in the home, school and community and provides Canadians and others with information and “food for thought” on our fast-evolving media culture. It’s also a place where educators, parents, students and community workers can share resources and explore ways to make media a more positive force in children’s lives.

MediaSmarts (National: Ottawa, ON)

MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Our vision is that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens.

Money Mentors (Regional: Alberta)

Money Mentors is a nonprofit organization helping Albertans with money management, money coaching, debt consolidation, debt repayment and other financial literacy topics. They have offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.

MusiCounts (National: Toronto, ON)

MusiCounts’s mission is to ensure that children in Canada have access to a comprehensive music program through their schools. MusiCounts includes Band Aid musical instrument grants, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, scholarships and other music education initiatives.

MySchoolROCKS (Regional: Mississauga, ON)

A synergy between arts education and youth wellness, MySchoolROCKS is dedicated to helping students acquire strategies to navigate negative relationships. The 3 Keys Program includes school workshops, music in-services and high energy assemblies that encourage respectful and inclusive school communities.

O.E.I. Onsite Education Inc. (Regional: Ontario)

A registered educational charity that specializes in customized, curriculum focused, experience based workshops conducted onsite for elementary schools, high schools, camps, seniors facilities and community groups. Current programming includes the Canadian Improv Showcase and the Knights in the Classroom.

Open Source Text Canada (National: Toronto, ON)

Open Source Text Canada supports Canadian education through free open source textbooks produced to the best standards of educational publishing. OSTC also pursues innovation through new approaches to digital textbooks in partnership with the educational and open source software communities.

The Paradigm Shift Project (National: Toronto, ON)

The Paradigm Shift Project advances education on social and environmental justice issues through the creation of documentary films and educational resources. By sharing the world’s sustainable solutions, PSP teaches us how we can achieve social change as active global citizens.

People for Education (Regional: Toronto, ON)

People for Education is a parent-led not-for-profit organization that provides information about current issues in education, supports parents through its website, newsletters, and telephone line, and publishes an annual survey of programs, services, and resources in Ontario schools.

PFLAG Durham Region (Regional: Oshawa, ON)

PFLAG Durham Region helps all personswho are struggling with issues of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. They also support, educate and provide resources to parents, families, friends and colleagues with questions or concerns regarding these issues. They offer Parent Groups, Youth Groups, Trans Groups, Youth Camp, LGBT Services in and for the Durham Region.

Pick My Class (National: Toronto, ON)

Pick My Class is a web-based Canadian charity that directly connects inspiring public school teachers to donors, enabling the teachers to obtain items that will enhance their students’ classroom experience.

Project I CARE (Local: Toronto, ON)

Project I CARE strives to be a community program through the development, progress and growth of their community’s youths. They want to prepare youth for the physical, mental and emotional complexities of life, as wells as the disciplines and responsibilities.

Pueblo Science (International: Toronto, ON)

Pueblo Science is a team of scientists, engineers and educators, who’s mission is to advance science literacy in underprivileged communities across the world. Pueblo Science focuses on developing age-appropriate science kits that help empower teachers to be resourceful and innovative in the classrooms.

Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair (Local: Belleville, ON)

The mission of the Quinte Regional Science and Technology fair is to encourage, foster enthusiasm, develop self-confidence, inspire and support an interest in science, technology and engineering for the youth in our area and to provide our students with the opportunity and skills to foster a lifelong love of science.

Ripple Foundation (National)

At Ripple Foundation we believe that creativity, education, and imagination are key components to success. Our mandate is to generate funds to develop and facilitate activities that raise awareness and encourage creative writing in children and youth across the country.

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) (National: Toronto, ON)

The RASC is Canada’s leading astronomy organization, bringing together over 5,000 enthusiastic amateurs, educators, and professionals. In addition to many national services, our 29 Centres offer local programs across Canada. The RASC Mission is to inspire curiosity about the Universe, through public outreach, education, and support for astronomical research.

SEEDS Connections (National: Calgary, AB)

Engaging and empowering Canadian youth through human diversity and environmental experiential learning to create positive, powerful change in themselves, their communities and society. We provide educational programs with a focus on diversity, leadership, environmental sustainability, and energy literacy.

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (Regional: Dartmouth, NS)

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization that provides Nova Scotian youth with opportunities to explore skilled trades and technologies, discover their passions, and strive for excellence. Their programming includes in-class presentations, Youth Projects, Disability Services and our flagship event the Nova Scotia Skills Competition.

Skills For Hope Foundation (International)

Skills For Hope Foundation is a Canadian registered charity that provides free educational, vocational, entrepreneurial, literacy and language skills training programs, as well as, educational resources and post-secondary scholarships, for the disadvantaged, in Canada and other countries around the world.

Society, Environment and Energy Development Studies (SEEDS) Foundation (National: Calgary, AB)

The SEEDS Foundation is a not-for-profit providing energy and environmental educational resources to Canadian schools. Resources are bias-balanced, easy to use, created by teachers for teachers, and fit with provincial and territorial curricula.

Speak Banana (National)

Speak Banana is an online platform where clients can upload their voice recordings and instructors can review and provide advice for improvement. Learning outcomes emphasize on proper pronunciation, usage of vocabulary and communication style.

Spelling Champion of Canada (National: Bolton, ON)

Spelling Champion of Canada is a nonprofit social and educational organization that embraces diversity and promotes the recognition of those with disabilities, positive youth interaction, and academic excellence, all while encouraging word study and language skills.

Sprouting Chefs (Local: Burnaby, BC)

Sprouting Chefs is a BC registered nonprofit organization based in the Lower Mainland who strives to support the development and cultivation of school garden programs. Their school garden programs include: Edible Garden Projects, Outdoor Labyrinth for Schools, Cooking Classes, Organic Garden Classes, After School Garden Clubs and Summer Cooking Camps.

Thinking Forward (Local: Toronto, ON)

Thinking Forward provides character education for children and youth of inner-city schools in Toronto focusing on anti-bullying through arts and leadership training that empowers them to create positive change in their communities.

Triune Arts (Regional: Kemptville, ON)

Triune Arts, a nonprofit, charitable institution established in 1981, has developed award-winning educational multimedia and video programs on a variety of subjects. They also work with other nonprofit groups to create effective media on social issues.

The Virtues Project (National)

The Virtues Project empowers individuals to live more authentic meaningful lives, families to raise children of compassion and integrity, educators to create safe, caring, and high performing learning communities, and leaders to encourage excellence and ethics in the work place.

Visual Education Project (VEP) (Local: Toronto, ON)

Visual Education Project (VEP) is a charitable organization that raises awareness about science. The main objective of VEP is to advance the interest of youth in engineering and science by presenting unique, hand-made working models of various machines and discussing on what scientific principles they are built.

Wellington County Learning Centre (Regional: Wellington County, ON)

Provides residents of the county with a vital learning service, and with information about literacy issues. Programs and services are key community resources that allow anyone the opportunity to maximize their ability to learn.

The Wideman Education Foundation (WEF) (National)

The Wideman Education Foundation (WEF), is an independent non-profit organization created to promote sound project management principles and skills, especially among young people.

York Catholic District School Board (Regional: Aurora, ON)

The York Catholic District School Board serves one of the fastest growing areas in North America – the Regional Municipality of York. Its vision is a Catholic learning community of collaborative partners, called to serve one another by being committed to and accountable for quality learning by all.

You Be The Chemist® (YBTC) Canada (National: Burlington, ON)

YBTC is a free, bilingual and curriculum-mapped online resource offered to grade school teachers. YBTC works to inspire today’s youth to pursue a future in chemistry, enhance science education through innovative techniques, and affect the general public’s understanding of chemistry.

Private Institutions

Albert College

British Columbia Christian Academy (Local: Port Coquitlam, BC)

BCCA provides a Bible-based, Christ-centred education that inspires each student to pursue excellence in spiritual growth, academics, athletics, fine arts and service to others. 

Canada Christian Academy (Local: Brampton, ON)

Canada Christian Academy is a private school in Ontario, founded in 1998 to provide children with the opportunity to develop academic excellence and build quality Christian character in a safe and encouraging environment. (National) is the only independent organization that offers instructor-led, specialized, basic and advanced computer training in the areas of Business Intelligence, Programming, Quality Assurance Automation, and Databases. Our main service focus is on new immigrants, the unemployed, those preparing for a second career, and visible minorities. Our training program enables students to upgrade skills, and getting a desirable job.

John Calvin Christian School (Local: Guelph, ON)

Founded in 1961, John Calvin Christian School is an elementary school from JK to Grade 8 for families who want a quality education by certified teachers incorporating a faith perspective with the provincial guidelines. The school has no church affiliation and is directed by a board of parents.

LCBI High School (Local: Outlook, SK)

LCBI is a Christian co-ed high school in Outlook, Saskatchewan that offers SK Grades 10 – 12 and IB International curricula. LCBI welcomes boarding and day students from Saskatchewan, Canada, and around the world.

The Little School (Local: Orleans, ON)

The two main objectives of “The Little School” are: to achieve balanced physical, social, intellectual and emotional development of the child and to help the child to know his/her capabilities for optimum learning and self-development.

Lower Canada College (Local: Montreal, QC)

Lower Canada College is a diverse, coeducational, K-12 university preparatory school, committed to excellence in teaching and learning, while maximizing individual potential.

Orangeville Christian School (Local: Orangeville, ON)

Orangeville Christian School seeks to honour God by providing excellence in academics, conduct, knowledge, and service; and applying these disciplines in the development of mature Christian youth.

Rosseau Lake College

A co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades seven to OAC. With 3500 feet of waterfront and a 53-acre campus, RLC offers academic excellence, small class size, rigorous athletics and outstanding outdoor education programs.

St. Andrew’s College (Local: Toronto, ON)

St. Andrew’s College (SAC) is one of the largest all-boys boarding and day schools in Canada, located just north of Toronto. SAC stands by its mission statement: “the development of the complete man, the well-rounded citizen.”

St. Michael’s College School

Founded in 1852 by the Basilian Fathers, the college stands as Ontario’s only independent Catholic school for young men. The school offers students in grades 7-OAC an enriched, liberal arts, Catholic education complemented by a diverse number of co-curricular programs.

Toronto Waldorf School (Local: Toronto, ON)

Toronto Waldorf School (TWS) provides education from a deeper perspective. The values underlying the design of the campus, the teachers’ unique insight into human development, and the integration of subjects in our curriculum create an educational experience that inspires students to evolve into creative thinkers who are personally centred and strongly connected to humanity and the environment.

Trillium Waldorf School (Local: Guelph, ON)

The Trillium Waldorf School is a non-denominational nonprofit charitable organization, dedicated to providing quality education for students from early childhood to grade eight. This education is based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, who held the belief that children learn best in different ways at different stages of maturity through an educational system that cultivates the development of the head, heart, and hands.

Venta Preparatory School

Founded in 1981 near Ottawa, Venta is a small, co-educational day and boarding school for students in grades 1-10. Since its founding, Venta has been a superior alternative to the large school classroom.

Research and Policy

The British Council (International: Toronto, ON)

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide, calling this cultural relations.

Canadian Federation of University Women

A voluntary, nonpartisan, non-profit, self-funded bilingual organization of 10,000 women university graduates. CFUW members are active in public affairs, working to raise the social, economic, and legal status of women, as well as to improve education, the environment, peace, justice and human rights.

Canadian Parents for French

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (National: Ottawa, ON)

The Federation is the national voice for Canada’s scholars, students and practitioners in the humanities and social sciences. It promotes the value of scholarship and research, and supports the dissemination of knowledge. Members include scholarly associations, universities and colleges, and affiliate organizations.

Institute for Global Ethics Canada (National: Vancouver, BC)

IGE Canada’s mission is to promote ethical behaviour among Canadians and institutions (through research, public discourse, and practical action) so that shared moral values increasingly shape our relationships, determine our decisions, and guide our actions both nationally and global.

Mad River Institute for Political Studies (National: Creemore, ON)

Uses education and advocacy to promote the public good, expand democratic measures, increase government responsibility, encourage higher standards of conduct, find innovative ideas to deal with problems, and assist people regarding their place in the political process.

People for Education (Regional: Toronto, ON)

People for Education is a parent-led not-for-profit organization that provides information about current issues in education, supports parents through its website, newsletters, and telephone line, and publishes an annual survey of programs, services, and resources in Ontario schools.

Society for Quality Education (National: Waterloo, ON)

A charitable nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the facts arising from research about quality education to policy makers, legislators, educators and the public. We maintain a particular focus on the positive consequences of the introduction of market-like forces in education including charter schools, parental choice, education tax credits, and vouchers.

Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education (SAEE) (National: Kelowna, BC)

The purposes of the society are to promote and conduct research and disseminate significant research papers in respect of issues which relate to the quality of primary and secondary education and to make such papers and research available to the general public; and to educate the general public in respect of issues relating to improving the quality of primary and secondary education in Canada through organizing conferences, seminars, workshops and publications.

Social Services/Community Education

B!ke: The Peterborough Community Bike Shop (Local: Peterborough, ON)

B!KE is a nonprofit organization that teaches bicycle repair and maintenance We provide community members with access to the tools, parts, and expertise needed to keep bicycles on the road.

CanLearn Society (Local: Calgary, AB)

The Calgary Learning Centre provides diagnosis and support services for individuals with learning difficulties, low literacy skills, and attention difficulties such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). The web site also offers easily accessible, free, online seminars.

Canadian Training Institute

Provides value based training, consultation and related services to human service agencies throughout Canada.

Children of the Street Society (COS) (Regional: Coquitlam, BC)

A nonprofit society made up of citizens of the community concerned with the growing numbers of children being coerced into and exploited within the sex trade. Our main goal is to increase public awareness about the problem by providing education and prevention strategies for youth, their families, educators and service providers.

Community Legal Education Association Manitoba (CLEA)

CLEA is a non-profit organization that provides public legal education services to Manitobans. We believe people must understand the law and the legal system to participate equally in a democratic society.

Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) (Regional: Toronto, ON)

CLEO strives to provide the information needed by low-income and disadvantaged people to understand and exercise their legal rights. It works with other community legal clinics and agencies to develop and distribute legal information that is accurate and accessible to communities across Ontario.

Daytrippers Children’s Charity (Regional: Toronto, ON)

A registered nonprofit charity that raises funds to send children from low-income areas in Ontario and beyond on school field trips to recognized educational and cultural institutions. Daytrippers is entirely run by volunteers and 93 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to fund bussing and admission costs for trips.

Education Beyond Borders (International: North Vancouver, BC)

Education Beyond Borders is a nonprofit NGO devoted to closing the education divide through teacher professional development and community education. They are focused on advancing and supporting the movement for educators and advocates for education, and work to support colleagues and their students in disadvantaged regions at home and around the world.

English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community (ELTOC) (Local: Ottawa, ON)

ELTOC provides home tutoring for adult immigrants who cannot attend regular English programs. Once a week, students receive free, one-on-one instruction in their homes by volunteer tutors. Emphasis is given to practical English skills that allow newcomers to integrate into Canadian life.

Family Life Theatre (FLT) (Local: Sault Ste. Marie, ON)

An educational and awareness program that fulfills two purposes. It provides and promotes education, prevention and awareness of various social issues and develops and produces dramatic presentations that will address these social issues in a unique and highly interesting manner.

Further Education Society (FESA) (Local: Calgary, AB)

Further Education Society’s vision is to pave the way for lifelong learning opportunities for every person in Canada. FESA has four arms of work: research and curriculum development, training, community outreach and development, and free family literacy programming.

Future Possibilities (Regional: Thornhill, ON)

A registered, charitable organization whose mission is to empower children to think boldly, communicate powerfully, act generously and live joyfully. This is achieved through specialized KidCoaching programs that enable the children to build self-esteem, self-confidence, and life skills, while inspiring them to contribute positively to their communities.

Gabriel Dumont Institute

The dole educational representative of Saskatchewan’s Métis people, offering a wide variety of adult basic education, vocational, technical, and university programs.

Grimsby Co-operative Preschool (Local: Grimsby, ON)

Our co-operative’s goal is to provide a positive preschool experience that allows the children to develop a sense of self in a safe, caring, and stimulating environment.

High Park Initiatives (Local: Toronto, ON)

Dedicated to preserving High Park by providing environmental education to children. Our programs use the park as our classroom and our goal is that our programs will be part of the curriculum for every school across the GTA within 5 years.

The Horse Connection Inc. (Local: Winnipeg, MB)

This organization’s mission is to provide an educational horseback riding program together with public schools, that empowers students that are considered to be “at risk” of disconnecting with their education.

India Rainbow Community Services (Local: Mississauga, ON)

Provide services for integration into Canadian society and works to meet the social services, training and health needs of the Peel immigrant community. Services are provided to new immigrants through language and job search training, abused women, youth, seniors, diabetes education, day program for people with long-term care needs, housing support for mentally ill, and parenting.

Inverness County CAP Network Society (ICCNS) (Regional: Port Hood, NS)

Provides computers, access to the Internet, and training and skills development for communities on Western Cape Breton Island.

Manitoba Safety Council (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)

Dedicated to making Manitoba safer by providing quality safety education, training, information and services. We offer seminars and courses in driver improvement, industrial and road safety, occupational health and safety, and community safety.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) (International)

The international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF’s) has developed free lesson plans about humanitarian issues, including refugees

Nokee Kwe Occupational Skill Development Inc. (Regional: London, ON)

Founded on Aboriginal principles, this organization encourages and supports self-determination and personal development through individualized workplace preparation, life skills and vocational training.

Nukoko (International: Mississauga, ON)

Nukoko Education is a global group of volunteers working together to produce opportunities for girls to access school in Togo. We use digital technology to collaborate, and believe in spreading awareness through online tools and social media.

Parent Education Network (Local: Toronto, ON)

PEN offers practical parenting solutions in multi-week courses, single evening workshops, referrals, & community networking. We are “parents helping parents” develop tools and skills to meet the challenges of raising children. Our lively, participatory classes encourage problem-solving and new ideas.

Self-Esteem Network of Hamilton (Local: Hamilton, ON)

The Self-Esteem Network of Hamilton is a non-sectarian, charitable organization that offers courses and workshops to the general public or organizations on various aspects of self-esteem.

Sheridan College Academic Upgrading (Local: Oakville & Brampton, ON)

Funded and run by Employment Ontario under the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Sheridan College’s Academic Upgrading program offers free education at the grade 12 college level. The college provides students with grade 12 equivalencies needed to move on to college, employment and/or their own independence.

Simon Fraser University Seniors Program

The SFU Seniors Program offers intellectually stimulating and academically challenging courses for adults 55 or better. All courses are held at Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver, beginning in September, January and May of each year. The program also offers a series of special Free Saturday Seniors Forums, as well as a Canada-wide Outreach Project.

Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC) (National: Ottawa, ON)

SEVEC is a leader in the field of student exchanges and educational travel in Canada. As a national charitable organization, it is dedicated to increasing young Canadians’ knowledge of Canada and its people through the firsthand experience of an exchange or educational travel. SEVEC was selected as the recipient of the Association for Canadian Studies Award of Merit for 2004.

Special Needs Education

Bright Beginnings Autism Services (Local: Cobourg, ON)

Bright Beginnings, provides program supervision to families who have hired their own instructors or therapists to run in-home programming. They provide service to both private and government-funded clients with specialized, psychologist-supervised, intensive behavioural intervention/applied behavioural analysis.

Canadian Helen Keller Centre (CHKC) (National: Toronto, ON)

CHKC provides free training in skills of daily living and technology to individuals who have become Deaf-Blind. These programs help individuals to increase and maintain their independence and autonomy, access services in the community, and decrease isolation.

Centra Cam Vocational Training Association (Local: Camrose, AB)

Centra Cam was founded in 1979 as a not-for-profit organization with a mission to help people with developmental disabilities through training and skills development. The association has expanded to also provide services and employment opportunities through our programs and businesses.

Fraser Academy School

We celebrate the unique strengths of individuals with dyslexia and language-based learning differences, empowering students with choice and opportunity.

Hanen Program (The)

The Hanen Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a difference. We are a social entrepreneur, operating our business for a clear social purpose – to enable young children to develop the best possible language and literacy skills. 

Happy Village International (HAVI) (International: Montreal, QC)

Happy Village International (“HAVI”) is a charitable organization whose mission is to advocate for children with intellectual disabilities. They promote educational programs and community involvement in order to increase integration and reduce social stigma, with programs in Montreal and also internationally in Ghana.

Janus Academy (Local: Calgary, AB)

The Janus Academy was established in Calgary in 1997 to operate as an accredited independent private school to meet the unique educational needs of school-aged children with autism. The goal of the Janus Academy is to provide an intensive individualized educational program for each student.

Kohai Educational Centre (Local: Toronto, ON)

Provides individualized education and behavioural interventions for the most fragile and challenging learners and their families.

Landmark East School

An international day and boarding school in Wolfville, Nova Scotia for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder.

Learning Disabilities Association of Mississauga

Provides a level playing field of opportunities and services for children and youth with learning disabilities on a grass root level as well as the key people who guide their development: families, education professionals and service providers.

Learning Disabilities Association of York Region (Regional: Richmond Hill, ON)

Offers programs and services for children, youth and adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD, their families, and professionals. Their programs include social skills groups, parent and adult support groups, educational seminars, advocacy, guidance, and referral services.

New Haven Learning Centre (Local: Etobicoke, ON)

The New Haven Learning Centre is a private, non-profit education and treatment centre for children and adults with autism and related disorders. New Haven provides intensive, comprehensive, data driven treatment and education based on the scientifically validated principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis.

Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (ONBIDA) (Regional: Toronto, ON)

The Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association is committed to informing, educating and supporting individuals with dyslexia, their families, and the communities that support them. ONBIDA maintains a help line and a resource list of service providers, provides fact sheets and information, organizes an annual educational conference and conducts public information sessions.

Phoenix Academy of Learning Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)

The Phoenix Academy of Learning Society is an independent school, certified by the Ministry of Education, offering educational programs to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other complex developmental disabilities. They provide individualized and specialized intensive intervention to teach children with behavioural challenges and learning difficulties.

Renfrew Educational Services

Offers inclusive educational programming for typically developing children and for children with special needs from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. Children with special needs receive programming from on-staff therapists. Tutoring and fee for service therapy available.

Riverdale Christian Academy (Local: Barrie, ON)

We cater to students with autism, ADHD, and those with other learning disabilities. We use an activity-based, hands-on approach to learning.

Third Academy (The)

A fully accredited private school for students with special learning needs. Our mission is to provide quality education by creating a positive, success-oriented learning environment for children with special needs.


ABC Canada

A national non-profit literacy organization, in partnership with business, labour, educators and government, focused on public awareness programs and helping the private sector to establish workplace basic education programs.

The Adult Learning & Training Centre (Local: Smiths Falls, ON)

The Adult Learning & Training Centre is a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides personalized training and skills for adults in Lanark County and Smiths Falls.

Almaguin Adult Learning Centre (Regional: Almaguin Highlands, ON)

Almaguin Adult Learning Centre, a community-based organization, offers free adult upgrading to assist learners in attaining: their Grade 12 diploma, computer training, literacy, numeracy, as well as critical thinking and living skills necessary for success in their lives.

Beat the Street

BTS is a literacy program of Frontier College for street youth and homeless adults in downtown Toronto. The program reaches out to youth on the streets, as well as working with homeless and marginally housed adults, psychiatric survivors, those with substance abuse issues and youth under the age of 16 in detention centres and group homes.

Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network

Our mandate is to generate, integrate, and disseminate bias-free scientific research and knowledge that is focused on improving and sustaining children’s language and literacy development in Canada.

Canadian Literacy and Learning Network

A national non-profit organization representing literacy coalitions, organizations and individuals from every province and territory. Since 1978 MCL has worked to provide a national forum for provincial and territorial literacy organizations to work together to ensure that every Canadian has access to quality literacy education. MCL also supports the development of a strong movement of people and organizations involved with adult literacy education, and speaks on behalf of the adult literacy community.

Centre AlphaPlus Centre

Canada’s largest provider of information and resources for adult literacy. Our goal is to provide information, resources, and support services to practitioners working in the Deaf, Native, Francophone, and Anglophone adult literacy streams.

The Children’s Book Bank (Local: Toronto, ON)

The Children’s Book Bank is a charitable organization designed to support children’s literacy by providing free books and literacy support to children in lower income neighbourhoods.

CODE (International: Ottawa, ON)

CODE is Canada’s leading international development agency uniquely focused on advancing literacy and education in some of the world’s regions in greatest need. By acting to establish and ignite engaging learning environments through the development and publishing of locally-authored and designed children books, training teachers and teacher-librarians, resourcing libraries as well as distributing significant numbers of high quality reading materials, CODE focuses on inspiring young minds to improve their literacy and comprehension with the hope that they become critical thinkers and life-long learners.

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (Regional: British Columbia)

A group of 17 communities working together to help people increase their literacy skills and love of reading. Each community has its own set of programs specific to the needs of that particular area. Each of these rural communities works together to share funds received, resources, and information in an open forum.

COPE Service Dogs

COPE Service Dogs is a non-profit organisation which raises and trains dogs to help people with disabilities. Uniquely, COPE dogs are trained by high school students in classroom supervised by professional trainers. Students learn valuable life-skills while earning high school credits.

Dartmouth Learning Network (DLN) (Local: Dartmouth, NS)

A community-based, nonprofit organization that provides one-on-one tutoring, classroom groups and workshops for adults in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Instruction includes basic reading, writing, math and computer skills.

Decoda Literacy Foundation (Local: Vancouver, BC)

Decoda Literacy Solutions is the only province-wide literacy organization in British Columbia. As a nonprofit organization, Decoda provides resources, training and funds to support community-based literacy programs and initiatives in over 400 communities across the province. Decoda’s work supports children and families, adult learners, and Aboriginal and immigrant communities in an effort to build strong individuals, strong families and strong communities.

East York Learning Experience (EYLE)

A community-based literacy program offering free one-to-one tutoring in reading, writing and/or basic math to English speaking adults. EYLE serves East York, west Scarborough and parts of east Toronto.

Elementary Literacy Inc. (Regional: Saint John, NB)

Elementary Literacy Inc. manages the delivery of two volunteer-led reading achievement programs for striving readers in grade two throughout the province of New Brunswick. Their programs match trained community volunteers with second grade students who are experiencing difficulty with learning to read, as identified by their classroom teacher.

EPIC (Educational Program Innovations Charity) (Local: Cape Breton, NS)

The mission of EPIC is to crystallize the advancement of marginalized learners through innovative educational project initiatives and program collaboration.

First Book Canada (National: Mississauga, ON)

First Book Canada provides new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices, and for free, to schools and programs serving children in need.

Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society (Local: Fort Nelson, BC)

The Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society offers one to one, group and drop in literacy services for free to the Northern Rockies area. Programs include Adult Literacy, Family Literacy and English as a Second Language & Settlement Assistance.

Frontier College

We are a national literacy organization. Why are we called a “college” when we’re not one? Perhaps because we can open doors in the same way that higher education can. 

Independent Learning Centre (ILC) (Regional: Toronto, ON)

The Independent Learning Centre offers a suite of English and French distance education resources to Ontarians of all ages. Our educational services and credit courses enable students to earn a diploma, upgrade skills, and achieve academic and career goals anywhere, anytime, and at their own pace.

Institute for Cross-cultural Exchange (ICE) (International: Calgary, AB)

ICE is dedicated to promoting children’s literacy and cross-cultural education. Its current priority is to donate high quality illustrated books from the Middle East and Central Asia to literacy programs serving disadvantaged children in Canada and Afghanistan.

International Dyslexia Association, Ontario Branch (Regional: Aurora, ON)

ONBIDA is committed to informing, educating and supporting individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability resulting in difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading and spelling.

The Learning Centre (Regional: Brampton & Mississauga, ON)

Provides free literacy training to English-speaking adults. Its mission is to build a literate community, one person at a time. Volunteer tutors are always welcome and three tutor training programs are held each year.

Learning Centre for Georgina (Local: Keswick, ON)

A nonprofit community-based agency that provides cost-free adult literacy training. Our mission is to help adults improve their basic reading, writing, spelling, and math skills.

Learning Disabilities Association of Simcoe County (Regional: Barrie, ON)

The Learning Disabilities Association of Simcoe County is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and adults with learning disabilities. Their mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education, support, and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth, and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.

Licensed to Learn (L2L) (Local: North York, ON)

L2L’s mission is to train and certify student tutors to provide informed academic help not otherwise available to large numbers of students who are academically at risk, underachieving, or new to the English language.

Literacy Alberni (Local: Port Alberni, BC)

Literacy Alberni is a non-profit organization located in Port Alberni, BC. Their goal is to extend the boundaries of literacy by including health & wellness and other community needs. Clients include ESL learners and marginalized families and individuals.

Literacy Council of Durham Region (Regional: Oshawa, ON)

The Literacy Council of Durham Region is a charitable organization dedicated to increasing adult literacy in the Durham Region. Their philosophy encourages volunteer tutors to identify the learners’ needs and design learning activities to meet their individual goals.

Literacy Council York-Simcoe (Regional: Newmarket, ON)

A nonprofit community-based agency that provides free adult literacy training. Our mission is to help adults improve their reading, writing and math skills. We provide one-to-one, small group and computer assisted tutoring. We offer inexpensive basic computer training to all community members.

Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador (Regional: St. John’s, NL)

A grassroots network of individuals and community-based groups committed to advancing literacy and lifelong learning in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Literacy Unlimited (Local: Pointe Claire, QC)

Helps people attain their literacy goals by providing trained volunteers for free personalized tutoring in reading, writing, and numeracy, in an atmosphere that is flexible and supportive for learning.

LiteracyWorks (Local: Winnipeg, MB)

LiteracyWorks provides essential literacy skills to enhance people’s self-sufficiency and quality of life. Students are adults and youth in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the program provides one-on-one tutoring using volunteer tutors.

Mission Literacy in Motion (MLiM) (Local: Mission, BC)

As a registered nonprofit organization Mission Literacy in Motion (MLiM) believes improved literacy skills improves quality of life for individuals and the community. Therefore, the organiztion’s purpose is to promote the growth of literacy in the community.

The Montreal Fluency Centre (Local: Montreal, QC)

The Montreal Fluency Centre is a bilingual, nonprofit community agency serving the needs of children with difficulties in speech, language, learning, and literacy. Through speech-language therapy and psycho-educational services, their goal is to reduce the long-term risks of these difficulties and minimize the impact that they may have on children’s lives.

Oakville Literacy Council (Local: Oakville, ON)

A nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing adults 19 years of age and over with free one-on-one tutoring in reading, writing, and basic math.

ONE TO ONE Literacy Society (Local: Vancouver, BC)

ONE TO ONE Literacy provides one-to-one tutoring by trained volunteers to elementary school students who struggle with reading. During school hours, these children practice their reading in a safe environment, where it is okay to take risks and learn at their own pace.

Organization for Literacy in Lambton (Local: Sarnia, ON)

This organization’s mission is to ensure that all individuals in Lambton County have the opportunity and resources to improve their literacy.

Pencils for Kids (International: Markham, ON)

Pencils for Kids strives to give every child the opportunity to dream. As a not for profit grass roots organization, they believe in the power of creating connections through small scale projects. Pencils for Kids focuses on one community at a time lifting children from poverty through education.

Project Adult Literacy Society (P.A.L.S.) (Local: Edmonton, AB)

The mission of P.A.L.S. is “Changing Lives Through Literacy”. P.A.L.S. is a community-based literacy program that addresses the learning needs of adults with low-level literacy/numeracy skills. Volunteer Tutors work in a learning match with adult students, either one-to-one or in small groups to improve skills in reading, writing, comprehension, math, and/or language skills.

Project Literacy Kelowna (Local: Kelowna, BC)

Project Literacy Kelowna’s mission is to help adults achieve their fill potential at work, home, and in the community through free individualized instruction. This is achieved by offering a confidential one-to-one tutoring service for adults with low literacy skills.

PTP Job Solutions (Regional: Toronto, ON)

A nonprofit, free service designed for any literacy or language client who does not have a post secondary education. We offer 1-on-1 or small group support for a client who is actively looking for work, has difficulties with reading, writing and language skills and requires additional support using existing HRDC job search interventions.

Raising Readers Literacy Program (Local: Toronto, ON)

We are a nonprofit children’s library and reading centre, offering programs from infants to teens. Raising Readers is a place where children can share an enthusiasm for stories, books and poems, and where they can sustain an interest in reading by being encouraged to respond to stories through art, music, drama and discussion. 

Read Surrey / White Rock Society (Local: Surrey, BC)

Read Surrey / White Rock Society assists individuals in our communities to achieve their literacy goals. We offer tutor training, one-on-one tutoring, and help raise awareness for the literacy needs in our communities.

The Reading Partnership (Local: Toronto, ON)

The Reading Partnership (TRP) is a resident-led initiative that empowers parents to share and lead in teaching their children to read while working collaboratively to promote literacy in the Kingston Galloway Orton Park (KGO) community. TRP is an initiative of The Base, a project of Tides Canada Initiatives Society.

Rehabilitation Society of Calgary (Local: Calgary, AB)

The Rehabilitation Society is a registered charity that serves adults with any kind of disability or disabilities. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities by creating a community where persons with disabilities participate with equality in a work and social setting. They also offer a peer-supported literacy program.

Saskatchewan Literacy Network

Our mission is to promote and support literacy in Saskatchewan through public awareness, sharing information, providing literacy training, and building partnerships between learners, practitioners, communities, and the government.

Skills For Hope Foundation (International)

Skills For Hope Foundation is a Canadian registered charity that provides free educational, vocational, entrepreneurial, literacy and language skills training programs, as well as, educational resources and post-secondary scholarships, for the disadvantaged, in Canada and other countries around the world.

Spelling Bee of Canada (SBOC) (National)

SBOC is an educational organization that encourages youth, parents, teachers and the community at large to participate in the education process.

Telling Tales (Regional: Rockton, ON)

Our mission is to deliver outstanding literary programing to children and youth that raises the awareness of the importance of literacy in our community. The year-round reading campaign involves four streams: digital, community and school events and a September festival.

Tempus International (International: Toronto, ON)

Tempus International is a Canadian-based charity that works to promote sustainable development by organizing literacy and education projects that provide opportunities for underprivileged youth to get ahead in life.

Toronto Writers Collective (Local: Toronto, ON)

The TWC provides free supportive ongoing creative writing workshops to traditionally silenced communities, encouraging the voice of the homeless, youth at risk, LGBT , abused women, the aboriginal community and others, celebrating unheard stories, creating transformation.

Vancouver International Writers Festival

One hundred authors and 12,000 readers converge for discussions and readings on Granville Island. Spreading the Word, VIWF’s education program, offers programs for schools in French and English and free author visits and event tickets for inner city schools.

Victoria Literacy Connection (Local: Victoria, BC)

We help children, youth, and adults improve their literacy skills, including reading, writing, and math, by providing tutoring and a variety of other programs.

Victoria READ Society (Local: Victoria, BC)

At the Victoria READ Society, professional remedial teachers help children, youth and adults bridge barriers to learning and gain confidence in their reading, writing, math and study skills. Individualized programs. Small classes. Supportive, caring environment.

World Literacy of Canada

Promotes international development and social justice in South Asia and Canada through the funding of community based programs that emphasize literacy and nonformal education. Particular attention is given to the needs of disadvantaged women.

Specialty Educational Institutions

Absolute Leadership Development (National: Hamilton, ON)

Absolute Leadership Development is a not-for-profit organization that exists to empower emerging generations to live with purpose and change their world. They run the Hero Holiday program which sends volunteers on humanitarian missions through the world, as well as Think Day Canada, which offers school presentations to motivate youth to create a healthier and stronger student body and global community.

African Aid International (AAI) (International: Toronto, ON)

AAI supplies children and schools in Guinea with educational technology as well as free vocational classes, aiming to give them the skills vital to succeeding in today’s global economy. AAI also runs free dental clinics and provides dental hygiene supplies to the people of Guinea.

ArtStarts in Schools

A unique, BC-based non-profit organization providing a range of programs and services for young people, artists, educators, programmers, parent and community organizations.

Arts Umbrella

A leading visual and performing arts institute for young people, 2-19 years of age, Arts Umbrella introduces young people to theatre, dance, painting & drawing, sculpture, architecture, movie making, animation and more.

Business Advisory Group (BAG) (Local: Oakville, ON)

BAG is an incorporated, not-for-profit organization whose members provide their time and expertise to provide solid business advice based on a lifetime of experience. They operate in Oakville, Burlington and Hamilton with meetings in convenient locations.

Calgary Suzuki Strings Association (Local: Calgary, AB)

A nonprofit, volunteer run organization that serves a community of teachers, students, and families involved with string instruction using the Suzuki Method approach. We provide educational, performing, and social opportunities as well as teacher training.

Canadian Community Leadership Network (CCLNet) (National: Whistler, BC)

The CCLNet is a federation of Canadian community leadership programs aimed at developing the leadership capabilities of citizens who care about the community and who are willing to make a personal investment to improve a community’s quality of life. 

Canadian Institute of Entrepreneurship (National)

CIE is an academic professional association that is dedicated to promoting education in entrepreneurship. It offers the CIE academic designation in partnership with Canadian post-secondary institutions. 

Central Abbotsford Community School (Local: Abbotsford, AB)

A middle and secondary school with a special emphasis upon the belief held by residents and staff in the value of community involvement. A community school integrates the local school with the neighborhood that it serves and strives to involve local residents in a variety of ways.

Centre for Conscious Awareness – Canada (National: Scarborough, ON)

Centre for Conscious Awareness – Canada is a registered charity dedicated to teaching meditation to the public and to making a meaningful contribution to the community. They support Canadian registered charities that seek to relieve poverty and preserve the environment.

Civic Garden Centre

Ontario’s gardening education and information centre. The CGC has inspired generations of gardeners from green beginners to seasoned professionals, and for over 40 years this volunteer-driven charity has been a leader in public education in horticulture, gardening and allied environmental issues.

Coastal Squash (Local: Vancouver, BC)

The Coastal Squash program was developed to serve youth from inner-city schools in Vancouver, with an after-school program of squash coaching, academic tutoring, and community service opportunities, based on the very successful urban squash model in the United States.

Creature Quest Canada (Regional: Hillsburgh, ON)

Creature Quest Canada is a self-supporting, not-for-profit organization dedication to the conservation of wildlife and wild places through education, public programming, display and interpretation, research, direct action and promotion of sustainable practices.

Credit Canada Debt Solutions (National)

Credit Canada Debt Solutions provides personal debt consolidation and credit counselling services for people experiencing debt problems and financial distress. We are a non-profit organization that provides service to over 60,000 people annually across Canada.

deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research (National: Toronto, ON)

The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research conducts and disseminates research on topics connected to human life in its biological, social and, ethical dimensions. The Institute conducts research and scholarship for an informed social response to human life questions.

Doctors Nova Scotia Healthy Tomorrow Foundation (DNSHTF) (Regional: Dartmouth, NS)

Doctors Nova Scotia Healthy Tomorrow Foundation (DNSHTF) is a registered charity that supports Nova Scotia’s kids in embracing active living and instilling in them the knowledge, skills and motivation required to be healthy and active for life. DNSHTF operates Kids Run Club, a free provincial school-based running program.

Dundas Valley School of Art (Local: Dundas, ON)

An independent, nonprofit art school which has provided visual art education to the Hamilton-Wentworth region since 1964. Part-time and full-time program include classes in drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking and art history. Students range fr om age 3 to seniors.

EcoSource Mississauga (Local: Mississauga, ON)

An innovative environmental education organization serving youth, adults, and families in Mississauga. EcoSource strives to increase environmental sustainability through proactive programs dealing with consumption, waste reduction and other key environmental issues in the community.

Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club (EOOC) (Local: Edmonton, AB)

The Edmonton Overlanders Orienteering Club (EOOC) is a not-for-profit sports club. Participants of any age, ability or experience are welcome at all Edmonton Orienteering events & every event includes a free beginners’ clinic. Orienteering is an outdoor activity involving using a special map to navigate around the terrain.

Educo Adventure School (Regional: 100 Mile House, BC)

Offers wilderness-based and community-based experiential education programs to create positive change in individual youth and adults, schools, organizations and entire communities. Educo also helps develop and support community-based programs that encourage healthy communities and youth empowerment.

Evergreen Theatre

An award-winning team of actors, scientists and educators who explore Alberta science curriculum with high energy, interactive musical theatre programs. They bring theatrical life to such science concepts as water, waste & our world, endangered species & spaces, electricity, forest & trees.

Everyday Leaders (Local: Toronto, ON)

Everyday Leaders believes in empowering leaders and engaging social needs. They offer a training curriculum and a leadership book that helps people to make the right choices that matter most. Everyday Leaders is a division of Thinking Forward, a registered nonprofit in Ontario.

Festival of the Sound (Local: Parry Sound, ON)

Festival of the Sound is Canada’s premier summer classical music festival held in Parry Sound Ontario. They host year round educational outreach programs for youth as well as a summer 3week long summer concert series which includes some free events.

Financial Management Institute of Canada (National: Ottawa, ON)

Financial Management Institute of Canada is a not-for-profit organization that hosts professional development workshops for public sector financial employees. Participation in these workshops earns Professional Development Credits, valid with many employers. Further, FMI provides a great opportunity for networking.

Foundation of Administrative Justice (FOAJ) (Local: Edmonton, AB)

The Foundation of Administrative Justice (FOAJ) is a training institution dedicated to education of the administrative tribunal community, its appointed members, staff, advocates and stakeholders. FOAJ is the only organization exclusively providing education in administrative tribunal matters for tribunal members and staff by those who have been in the role.

Foundation of Newman Theological College and St. Joseph Seminary (Local: Edmonton, AB)

Newman Theological College, a Roman Catholic School of Theology, educates laity, religious, and ordained ministers for service and leadership to meet the needs of the Church in Western Canada. Its partner, St. Joseph Seminary, trains and forms future diocesan priests.

Friends Uniting for Nature (FUN) Society (Regional: Victoria, BC)

Friends Uniting for Nature (FUN) Society is a BC-based, nonprofit, charitable organization with a mission to create and deliver fun programs that inspire and empower young Canadians to preserve and protect the environment through education, leadership and teamwork.

Galilee Centre (Regional: Arnprior, ON)

Galilee Centre’s mission is to provide an environment and programs and services that nurture people’s personal and spiritual growth, enabling them to contribute to a healthier world. Galilee is also the provider of the Spirituality & Social Justice Institute (SSJI) – a learning and retreat experience that encourages the deep transformation which allows participants to contribute to healing and renewal in themselves, each other and the earth.

Gestalt Institute of Toronto (GIT) (Local: Toronto, ON)

The GIT is a not-for-profit, private educational institute specializing in experiential group learning in the Gestalt method of psychotherapy. One-on-one therapy sessions are also available with our faculty and post-graduate students.

The Grammaticus Academy (Local: Markham, ON)

A high school aimed to cultivate purpose and innovation – bridging the gap between the liberal arts and business. Their goal is to cultivate students who are rooted in purpose and empowered to change the world.

Gregorian Institute of Canada (GIC) (National: Dundas, ON)

Undertakes research and education to promote the study and performance of Gregorian and other western chant repertoires in Canada.

Hollyhock Leadership Institute (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

The Hollyhock Leadership Institute empowers current and emerging environmental and social change leaders through leadership and skills training that nurture creativity and spirit. We also offer convening and facilitating support to causes and organizations to help them increase their impact in the world.

Huntsman Marine Science Centre (HMSC) (Regional: St. Andrews, NB)

Through research and education, the HMSC will enhance knowledge and provide the leadership necessary to achieve sustainable development and effective management of the coastal environment.

Inner City Angels (Local: Toronto, ON)

A charitable arts education organization dedicated to providing quality and affordable art opportunities in diverse and innovative ways for children and youth who would otherwise have little opportunity for such.

iSisters Technology Mentoring Inc (Local: Ottawa, ON)

Provides technology learning opportunities for women in need through partnerships with other nonprofit organizations that support the target group.

Kasuku Children’s Centre (International: Ottawa, ON)

Kasuku Children’s Centre is a Kindergarten to Grade 3 school with wrap-around support for parents (mostly teen-parents) and the only one of its kind in the area. The center has ongoing programs during the school term and holidays. The programs aim to incorporate sport as a vehicle to help bring about positive change and social cohesion in a community desperately in need of social services. This will positively influence the provision of hope, inspiration, opportunities and platforms for them to advance their ambitions and dreams.

Kick Start Arts Society (Local: Toronto, ON)

This organization’s central mission is to use the arts to empower students, youth and adults to express themselves through the creative process, and in doing so engage diverse communities in thought and collaboration.

L’École Montessori des 4 Vallées (Local: Chelsea, QC)

Healthy living, respect for the natural world and outdoor recreation are an integral part of the curriculum of this Montessori school. Inspired by Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy of child-centred education, the school’s instructors employ a variety of teaching techniques appropriate to the needs of each child.

Ladies Learning Code (National: Toronto, ON)

Ladies Learning Code is a federally registered not-for-profit organization in Canada based in Toronto with the mission to become the leading resource for women and youth to become passionate builders – not just consumers – of technology by learning technical skills in a hands-on, social, and collaborative way.

London Small Business Centre (Local: London, ON)

As a not-for-profit organization for over 3 decades, the London Small Business Centre has provided thousands of entrepreneurs with the training and support necessary to start and grow successful businesses. Our mission is “To stimulate, promote and support the entrepreneurial spirit, start-up and early growth of small business to actively contribute to the economic development of London.”

Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)

Established in 1984, the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts is an independent, nonprofit school of music. The Conservatory offers quality individual lessons and group instruction to students of all ages from beginner to advanced levels.

Maxcen-Math Society (International: Quebec)

Maxcen-Math Society is an independent charitable foundation established and governed by engineering graduates and mathematicians. Maxcen-Math offers free math tutoring online over the world and free after school programs (primary, secondary) and adult education programs in Quebec.

MindCamp (National: Toronto, ON)

Mindcamp advances education by establishing and operating training camps, seminars and classes which teach creativity, innovation and leadership skills designed to assist individuals and organizations to maximize their potential. This is done primarily through an annual creativity conference.

Minerva Foundation for BC Women (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

The Minerva Foundation is changing the face of leadership in BC by elevating the visibility, influence and contribution of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women leaders by offering Programs and Initiatives in the areas of economic security, education and leadership.

Mosqoy: Sacred Valley Youth Fund (International: Victoria, BC)

Mosqoy aims to break the cycle of poverty in the Sacred Valley, Peru, by providing its promising youth with post-secondary educational opportunities. Mosqoy also works to strengthen Canada’s cultural mosaic by educating the public about global responsibility and cultural diversity.

Music Seeds International (MSI) (Local: Vancouver, BC)

Music Seeds International (MSI) works with disadvantaged youth using music as the tool to educate, heal, and empower. Kids learn about language, creativity, self-expression, and social issues by writing, singing and recording songs and videos.

NewStart Institute (International: Ottawa, ON)

NewStart Institute offers free post-secondary online diploma programs in business subjects, such as accounting and office administration, for underpriviledged adults worldwide.

New Hope Community Bikes (Local: Hamilton, ON)

New Hope Community Bikes is a hub for building and repairing bikes, offering safe cycling education, providing access to affordable transportation, and fostering a rich and inclusive cycling culture.

Northern Youth Abroad (Regional: Ottawa, ON)

Northern Youth Abroad enables youth aged 15-22 living in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories to acquire professional skills and training, hands-on work experience, and high school credits through a cross-cultural work and learning experience in southern Canada and abroad.

Ongiara College of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Regional: Ridgeway, ON)

Ongiara College of Acupuncture and Moxibustion is committed to developing long-term master practitioners who work in harmony with HeavenEarth and can apply the Dao – which is also the art of medicine – to their own lives, to their patients and to their wider communities.  

Opera NUOVA (Newly United Operatic Vocalists Association) (Local: Edmonton, AB)

Opera NUOVA is dedicated to the advanced training and promotion of emerging Canadian operatic vocalists & collaborative pianists, offering a bridge between the academic and professional worlds. They are also the producers of the Vocal Arts Festival, Canada’s largest opera festival.

Ottawa School of Art (Local: Ottawa, ON)

This organization exists to provide the community with the opportunity for creative expression, development and growth based on an orderly progression in knowledge and skills within a well-defined program and through direct involvement with professional artists.

Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy (OYOA) (Local: Ottawa, ON)

The OYOA provides youth in the Ottawa region with a continuum of high-quality orchestral and ensemble training and performance opportunities at an affordable cost in a supportive musical environment. Run by a volunteer Board of Directors, committed parents and individuals, our teachers are some of Ottawa’s leading professional musicians.

Peel Leadership Centre (Regional: Mississauga, ON)

Peel Leadership Centre’s mission is to cultivate, enhance, and support the nonprofit leadership in Peel region by providing and facilitating learning opportunities through programs, services, resources, and events that are local, formal, and encourage community engagement.

Pui Ying College (Local: Vancouver, BC)

The goals of the society are to provide social and educational services to people in the local community. The services provided by the college include educational programs, Chinese language schools, and interest groups such as calligraphy and a gardening club.

Quickdraw Animation Society (Local: Calgary, AB)

A nonprofit artist run society dedicated to the art of independent animation, QAS supports and encourages the production of innovative independent animation and develops the appreciation of all types of animation as a viable artistic medium.

River City Squash (Local: Kamloops, BC)

The River City Squash program was developed to serve financially disadvantaged youth in Kamloops, with an after-school program of squash coaching, academic tutoring, and community service opportunities, based on the very successful urban squash model in the United States.

School of Toronto Dance Theatre

For more than thirty years, the School has been training and educating modern dance artists who have been inspired by the passion and physical power of the human body in motion.

Springboard To Music (Local: Scarborough, ON)

STM is a community music program for kids and youth in Scarborough offering classes in piano, guitar, voice, keyboard, hand drumming and Music&Movement. STM is striving to provide an affordable and engaging experience in music education in a welcoming environment.

Story Planet

Story Planet’s mission is to provide kids with the tools to effectively express themselves through words, art, and media. Inpsired by Dave Egger’s organization, they offer school and community workshops that bring kids, writers, and artists together.

Suzuki String School of Guelph (Local: Guelph, ON)

The Suzuki String School of Guelph is a nonprofit, charity that provides lessons in violin, viola and cello using the Suzuki method (the mother-tongue approach) to children between the ages of 3 and 6 years old. Our school cultivates a nurturing, positive atmosphere where children can succeed in their musical journey.

Tatamagouche Centre (Regional: Tatamagouche, NS)

The Tatamagouche Centre is a nonprofit offering a wide range of transformational residential programs including spiritual deepening, creative arts, social justice, and youth programs. They also focus on building right relations with First Nations and support justice work in Guatemala.

Toronto Brigantine Inc. (Local: Toronto, ON)

Toronto Brigantine Inc. is a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to building character in youth through sail training. This is accomplished through the delivery of challenging programs aboard traditionally-rigged vessels, with a focus on safety and the creation of positive and memorable experiences for trainees.

Toronto School of Art (Local: Toronto, ON)

Toronto School of Art (TSA) is Toronto’s longest running independent art school. For over 40 years, TSA has provided a positive environment for aspiring artists to attain a quality visual arts education. At TSA, artists teach students of all levels with both traditional and contemporary approaches, offering an array of courses to choose from that will further develop students’ artistic vision and ability at any level.

Toronto Tabla Ensemble (TTE) (Local: Toronto, ON)

The Toronto Tabla Ensemble (TTE) is a nonprofit charitable organization founded by Artistic Director and tabla master, Ritesh Das. The TTE’s mission is to share the depth and excitement of Indian classical music, culture and history and make it accessible to all people.

VIBE Arts (Local: Toronto, ON)

Established in 1995, VIBE Arts (formerly Arts for Children and Youth) is an award-winning charitable organization committed to providing children and youth in under-resourced communities with high quality community and school based arts education. VIBE Arts works collaboratively with children and youth in under-resourced communities to innovate, build skills and resiliency, and lead social change through arts education programming.

Victoria Conservatory of Music

A music school for the whole community. It offers instrumental and vocal instruction, theory, composition, music therapy, and orchestras and ensembles. The Conservatory welcomes students at all ages and levels, including young children and adult beginners. The Conservatory also offers professional programs in performance and teaching.

Village Community Schools

Village Community Schools supports the Global Pathways School in Chettipalaym, India. Students come from low-income, rural families. English is the language of instruction. The success of GPS comes from leveraging the school’s founders lifelong experience as educators, while employing local educators to implement the instructional program.

Virtual Classrooms Canada (National)

We specialize in online learning and instructional design consultation services for the not-for-profit sector. And, we’ll train your staff and support capacity building within your organization so you can create effective and affordable online learning suited to your future needs.

Weengushk Film Institute (Regional: M’Chigeeng, ON)

Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is a nonprofit, artist-focused film and television-training centre. WFI is dedicated to unlocking creative potential of Aboriginal youth and persons of diversity and developing market leading skills and experiences among its participants.

Wentworth Learning Centre (Local: Wentworth, NS)

The Wentworth Learning Centre provides innovative, effective and educational programming for people of all ages to continue learning and enhancing their minds. The centre’s long-term goal is to become an independent, alternative school for grades one through three.

Wishing Well Sanctuary (Regional: Bradford, ON)

An oasis of discovery and development, repose, and renewal, our Wishing Well Sanctuary is a centre for personal growth, inner peace, healing and joy. We are also a farmed animal sanctuary and therefore we can say that we truly are a sanctuary of all! This delightful retreat is just north of “Ontario’s food basket” (the Holland Marsh) near Bradford, Ontario. Just a mere 45 minutes from central Toronto.

International Network on Personal Meaning

INPM is a multi disciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, students, and lay people interested in promoting health, spirituality and peace through research and applications of the transforming power of personal meaning.

Youth For Understanding Canada

YFU Canada is a non-profit, charitable, volunteer based organization that provides six-week, semester and year programs for Canadian high school students ages 15 to 18 years. On semester and year programs, students live with a host family and attend school in their host country.

World Inter-Action Mondiale (WIAM) (International: Ottawa, ON)

With a focus on youth, WIAM builds awareness and involvement on social justice issues, both north and south, through the use of film, radio, and the Internet.

Worklife Transition Training

2nd Chance Employment Counselling (Local: Guelph, ON)

Second Chance provides personal, customized services for people who want to find employment or explore their training and career options. They offer specialized services for youth ages 16 – 24, adults over the age of 25, and students with disabilities.

Active Career Advancement Project (ACAP) (Local: Toronto, ON & Vancouver, BC)

A national pilot project that works towards helping internationally trained professionals (ITPs) use some or all of their previously acquired skills in a profession relevant to their trained field. ACAP also assists employers in better engaging ITPs. ACAP offers integrated services to support underutilized ITPs to re-position themselves in alternative careers related to their expertise and to assist employers in hiring, developing and retaining ITPs who are highly qualified but underutilized within their workforce.

Atlantic Science Links Association (ASLA)

The Atlantic Science Links Association (ASLA) is a charitable science promotion organization which coordinates outreach programs for students in grades primary to twelve. ASLA’s mission is to bridge the gap between the scientific community, schools and the public by.

BUILT Network (Local: Calgary, AB)

This organization works to empower individuals by providing them with personal and professional skills, in a supportive environment, which leads to increased self-esteem, confidence, and self-reliance. BUILT Network is an employment program aimed at providing participants with skills they will need to be successful in today’s marketplace.

Canadian Centre for Skills Development (National: Toronto, ON)

Canadian Centre for Skills Development is a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization established in 2003. It aims to provide high quality training and skills development, including pre-employment preparation and support, career counselling services, literacy and English language programs, all with the objective to lead clients to successful employment. 

Canadian Society for Social Development (CSSD) (National)

CSSD develops and delivers business start-up and web technology training to people facing challenges to employment. This training is delivered from their program websites and features a self-paced and supportive learning environment.

The Career Centre (Regional: Parksville, BC)

The Career Centre provides employment-related services in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, Bowser, Whiskey Creek, Coombs, and Errington. The organization is a multi-service, nonprofit agency working to assist clients with their job search and career development needs.

Career Education Council of Guelph/Wellington/Dufferin (Regional: Guelph, ON)

The Career Education Council of Guelph/Wellington/Dufferin provides youth with meaningful opportunities for experiential learning, career exploration and skill development. By providing youth with information, insights and experiences, we know that they will be better prepared to make informed decisions around future education and career pathways. Our work focuses on highlighting priority sectors where youth can expect to find employment openings and opportunities for fulfilling careers with local employers.

Career Station (National: Ottawa, ON)

A not-for-profit career and work centre providing career and personal counselling, job search/interview strategies, resume creation and critique, etc.

Careers That Work (Regional: Saint John, NB)

The entry page for the four career resource centres that are funded through a partnership of the Department of Post-secondary Education, Training and Labour and School Districts 6 and 8 in the Province of New Brunswick. The centres offer free career and job search resources to all residents in the Fundy Region of New Brunswick.

CARES (Local: Toronto, ON)

At CARES we offer opportunities to develop skills and acquire the education that will allow individuals to regain productive lives after a setback. CARES delivers programming leading to educational, life/job skills development and employment opportunities in a safe, non-judgmental environment with flexible scheduling.

Centre for Education and Training (CET)

CET is the largest provider of training, education, and career resource services in the Peel Region.

Citizen Action Group (Local: Hamilton, ON)

An employment assistance organization with 32 years of service. We provide help with job search strategy, resumes, a resource room (online computers), job placement, and employer contact. These are just a few of our services to the community.

City of Toronto’s Business Development Centre

Assists entrepreneurs in the formation and development of enterprises so that those ventures grow into successful job-creating businesses. TBDC provides office suites, business advice, and training for entrepreneurs during the early stages of their businesses.

Community MicroSkills Development Centre (Regional: Etobicoke, ON)

A nonprofit organization that provides training, settlement, employment and self-employment services to individuals, with priority to the needs of immigrants, visible minority, low-income people with a specific focus on services to women in Toronto and surrounding areas.

CSEPR (Employment Services Centre) (Local: Hawkesbury & Rockland, ON)

CSEPR (Employment Services Centre) offers a complete line of free services and programs in the Prescott-Russell region to job seekers, workers needing to reintegrate the workforce and employers requiring support with their staffing needs and employee management.

Distinctive Employment Counselling Services of Alberta (DECSA) (Local: Edmonton, AB)

DECSA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to removing barriers to employment, education, and entrepreneurship. DECSA assists those with disabilities, victims of sexual exploitation, and those affected by domestic violence, addictions and concurrent disorders.

Feminist Association for Collaborative Education (FACE) (Local: Edmonton, AB)

We are a women’s feminist organization, that has made it our mission to be specifically inclusive of LGBTQ folks (trans inclusive), sex workers, women of colour, immigrant women, women with disabilities and non-mothers. We offer professional development including a full-day career conference, personal life workshops on relationship boundaries and negative self talk, and social events.

Help One Another Canada Foundation (HOAC) (Regional: Edmnton, AB)

Help One Another Canada Foundation exists to empower immigrants in Alberta and less privileged children and families in Burundi, Africa through education and entrepreneurship. HOAC operates 6 programs: Language and Communications Program, Immigrant Youth Opportunities Program, Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs Opportunities Program, Certification & Training, Education, Trades & Entrepreneurship in Burundi, Africa.

Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia (ISS) (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

Provides settlement, community, English-language training, and employment services to immigrants, refugees, and students in Canada.

Independent Learning Centre (ILC) (Regional: Toronto, ON)

The Independent Learning Centre offers a suite of English and French distance education resources to Ontarians of all ages. Our educational services and credit courses enable students to earn a diploma, upgrade skills, and achieve academic and career goals anywhere, anytime, and at their own pace.

Job Skills (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Job Skills, a nonprofit community-based employment and training agency, has been offering a variety of employment and business services since 1988. The agency currently has locations serving residents of York/Bradford, Dufferin, Halton, Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto.

MCC Employment Development (Local: Calgary, AB)

A community economic development (CED) organization that offers hope and opportunity to people living in poverty. It operates CED programs in four key areas: business development, financial literacy, technology access, and trades training.

Motive Action Training Foundation (Local: Calgary, AB)

Motive Action Training Foundation teaches unemployed people the skills and attitudes they need to succeed in the workplace. Our mission is develop and provide trained individuals for entry-level positions in the trades. Motive Action has helped unemployed people since 1985.

Nokee Kwe Occupational Skill Development Inc. (Regional: London, ON)

Founded on Aboriginal principles, this organization encourages and supports self-determination and personal development through individualized workplace preparation, life skills and vocational training.


Provides membership and services to nonprofit, community-based training organizations that sponsor projects to help unemployed people prepare for, return to and/or maintain employment. They provide more than 450 programs throughout Ontario to more than 108,000 people annually.

Ontario Association of Youth Employment Centres (OAYEC)

Supports and advocates for the development and delivery of youth employment services in Ontario. It has a strong member network of more than 60 youth employment centres across the province.

Operation Springboard (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Operation Springboard’s mandate is to build stronger communities by helping youth and adults develop the skills they need to reach their full potential. As a charitable organization, they deliver innovative, professional and diverse programming by establishing partnerships between their clients and their community. Springboard’s program areas include community justice, employment and developmental disability services.

PTP Job Solutions (Regional: Toronto, ON)

A nonprofit, free service designed for any literacy or language client who does not have a post secondary education. We offer 1-on-1 or small group support for a client who is actively looking for work, has difficulties with reading, writing and language skills and requires additional support using existing HRDC job search interventions.

Skills Canada – Ontario (Regional: Kitchener, ON)

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the development of youth and the prosperity of industry in Ontario. Through its partnerships in education, industry, labour and government, it is helping young people brighten their futures and industry strengthen theirs.

Skills for Change

A nonprofit agency providing information and training to immigrants and refugees to assist their entry into the workforce and participation in the wider community.

Success Skills Centre (Local: Winnipeg, MB)

The main objective of Success Skills Centre is to advocate for recognition of its clients’ skills and education, and help remove barriers immigrant and refugee professionals and skilled workers encounter, which interfere with their ability to utilize their skills and training in Canada. The Centre provides employment and career assistance and training.

St. Catharines Employment Help Centre (Local: St. Catharines, ON)

Offers employment counselling, resource area, workshops, training subsidies, and programs designed for unemployed and underemployed adults.

Toronto Community Employment Services (TCES) (Local: Toronto, ON)

TCES is a nonprofit organization funded through Employment Ontario and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to connect employers to jobseekers. We have been successfully Connecting People to Employment Opportunities for over 40 years and at no cost.

Tradeworks Training Society

A non-profit society dedicated to providing unemployed youth at risk with job and life skills training and support to secure employment. TRADEWORKS is located in Vancouver’s downtown eastside where many of its clients live. Our aim is to provide youth with skills, training and knowledge to enhance their quality of life and foster sustainable independence.

Transitions to Communities (Regional: Calgary, Toronto, Montreal)

Transitions to Communities is a personal and professional skills development program for veterans who are experiencing obstacles reintegrating into civilian life after serving in the Canadian Armed Forces or RCMP. The program provides employment and skills development, mental health knowledge, self-awareness, and coping strategies for veterans. The program has been developed by Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC), in collaboration with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and Employment Social Development Canada (ESDC).

Turning Point (Regional: Richmond Hill, ON)

Turning Point is a youth employment initiative providing outreach and support in Southern York Region. Youth employment advisors assist youth (ages 15-30) to develop short and long term education and employment goals into a realistic and manageable plan, while providing individualized support along the way to achieving these goals.

Vermilion/YWCA Skills Training Centre (Local: Calgary, AB)

The Vermilion/YWCA Skills Training Centre in Calgary empowers women in search of a better future. Through a 16-week pre-employment and pre-apprenticeship training program, students gain the skills and confidence they need for a career in Calgary’s high-demand construction industry. Trainees may also qualify for a living wage, housing and childcare.

WALL Network (National: Toronto, ON)

The cumulative research generated by the WALL research network will provide a better understanding of current learning practices, processes and environments, and contribute to the production of valuable resources for instructor training, workplace innovation and government initiatives.

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training

WEST is a non-profit registered Canadian charity located in Windsor, Ontario that exists to provide training for severely employment disadvantaged visible minority women in order to improve their employability in the workforce or to further their education.

World Skills (Local: Ottawa, ON)

Founded in 1997, World Skills is a registered charity and recognized leader in responding to the needs of the Ottawa labour market by providing employers with access to highly skilled international talent. And by providing job readiness training and support to internationally trained individuals.

Youth Engagement – Plan Canada (National: Toronto, ON)

A national Canadian organization dedicated to helping youth “live their best life” by designing and implementing motivational and educational career programs.

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