Community Partners

These three Greater Toronto Area (GTA) based organizations are collaborators and co-educators throughout all elements of CKLH

TAIBU Community Health Centre

TAIBU Community Health Centre provides primary health care and related services for Black populations across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population and residents of the local community of Malvern. Recognizing that systemic oppression has fostered conditions of ill-health with Black communities, TAIBU strives to deliver these services through intersectional, equity based and culturally affirming practices which promote holistic wellness, health education, and prevention. Since its official establishment in 2008, Liben Gebremikael has led a team of dedicated, passionate and professional staff to advance the mandate and mission of the organization. Today, TAIBU CHC has over 8,000 registered clients who are receiving a wide range of culturally appropriate health and social programs and services in the community and is known for its non-traditional and innovative programs.

Liben Gebremikael (TAIBU) leading workshop in February 2020

Volunteer Toronto

Volunteer Toronto is Canada’s largest volunteer centre with over 40 years of experience connecting volunteers to the organizations that need them. Their services empower local volunteers to find opportunities that make a positive difference in their community. Through in-person and online training, they also educate and help non-profit organizations and community groups run successful volunteer programs. Volunteer Toronto increases the positive impact that volunteering has on the City of Toronto through innovative initiatives that inspire, inform, and connect volunteers and the organizations that need them. They:

  • Support organizations in adopting best practices in volunteer engagement through specialized training, resources and advice;
  • Help individuals find suitable volunteer positions with the aid of online resources, referral services and public awareness initiatives; and
  • Work collaboratively with community and corporate partners to conduct research, share information and identify opportunities in the volunteer sector.
Bettina von Lieres (CCDS), Joanne McKiernan (Volunteer Toronto) and Leslie Chan (CCDS)

Centre for Learning and Development, Regents Park

The Centre of Learning & Development (CL&D), formerly known as East End Literacy, was founded in 1979 as a community-based literacy organization serving downtown east Toronto. In 2006, the organization changed its name to reflect its growing initiatives and on-going commitment to community development and social inclusion.

Today, CL&D delivers programs in:

  • Adult Literacy
  • Leadership Development
  • Immigrant Integration
  • Civic Engagement
  • Skills Development

CL&D is a trusted and integral part of the Regent Park, St. Jamestown and the Moss Park communities due its strong and long track record of success in delivering programmes that have positive outcome for participants.

IWIP trainees present CBPAR projects to undergraduate students at UofT Scarborough