The Social Development, Finance & Administration (SDFA) Division provides leadership in the City of Toronto to develop and implement a social inclusion and community safety agenda for the city, foster safe and strong neighbourhoods and communities, promote community engagement and advance life skill opportunities for youth.
The City of Toronto is seeking volunteers to participate on the Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Resident Advisory Group to advise on the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the strategy. The Resident Advisory Group will be made up of 1 volunteer from each of the Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and Emerging Neighbourhoods. Apply now!
The City is investing in Neighbourhood Improvement Areas as part of the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020. Get answers to your frequently asked questions about the Partnership Opportunity Legacy Fund 2 (POL 2).
Community Transportation is an accessible and affordable service provided by not-for-profit, community support service (CSS) agencies for seniors 55+ and adults with disabilities who are not eligible for Wheel-Trans. This service helps clients live independently by offering access to health care, Adult Day Programs, medical appointments and activities in the Toronto-area. By being rooted in the CSS sector, clients who use this service also have access to a full basket of services including escorts, home care, homemaking services and Meals on Wheels.
In January 2015 Mayor John Tory appointed an independent six-person Housing Task Force to take a hard look at how Toronto Community Housing serves the people of Toronto and how it is governed. The Task Force delivered a Final Report in January 2016. Addressing the report of the Task force, City staff consulted with the public and reported back to Council through the "Tenants First: A Way Forward for Toronto Community Housing and Social Housing in Toronto" report which was approved by Council in July, 2016. The Tenants First Project Management team is continuing the work of the Task Force by making a plan for real and positive change for residents of Toronto Community Housing.
The City is seeking tenants of Toronto Community Housing to Participate on the Tenants First Advisory Panel. For more information: GET INVOLVED.
Application process is now closed.
The Healthy Kids Community challenge is a key part of Ontario's Healthy Kids Strategy. The strategy is a cross-government initiative to promote children's health. It focuses on: a healthy start in life, healthy food, and healthy active communities.
The Social Development, Finance & Administration Division provides funding for community development, delivers critical community safety support and engages with residents. Learn more about our work in this infographic.
Unanimously approved by City Council on November 3, 2015, TO Prosperity draws on the experiences and ideas of hundreds of Toronto residents from all parts of the city, and sets a bold vision to build a city with opportunities for all.
In February 2013, City Council reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that Torontonians, regardless of immigration status, have access to City services without fear of being asked for proof of status. Access T.O. for Undocumented Torontonians aims to improve customer service to this vulnerable population by ensuring that City staff have the necessary and relevant information needed to provide effective service.
The Toronto Youth Equity Strategy and the Inner Perspective video were developed with contributions from Toronto youth. These creative works are intended to help readers understand the experiences of Toronto youth most vulnerable to involvement in violence and crime. The Toronto Youth Equity Strategy identified 28 key issues that the Strategy must address.
TSNS 2020 supports healthy communities across Toronto by partnering with residents, businesses and agencies to invest in people, services, programs and facilities in specific neighbourhoods. This will strengthen the social, economic and physical conditions and deliver local impact for city-wide change.