Living In Toronto
The City of Toronto is committed to a strong and vibrant voluntary sector. CPIP grants are partnerships or investments that help the City of Toronto achieve its social, economic and cultural goals for its residents. The City's goals are better achieved by supporting the work of organizations that are close to the communities they serve.
Provides financial support to community groups who develop and initiate projects and services that benefit the natural environment; reduce greenhouse gas and smog-causing emissions, and help neighbourhoods adapt to changes caused by climate change.
Supports community organizations to provide services, test new ideas, and enhance existing models that lead to meaningful change in organizations and communities.
Provides grants to outstanding artists and arts organizations that contribute to the cultural life of the City of Toronto. Toronto Arts Council (TAC) is committed to artistic excellence, innovation, and accessibility, and supports a wide spectrum of artistic endeavor and a range of activity that makes the City of Toronto one of the leading cultural centres in Canada.
Provides funding to school communities to help them offer a healthy meal or snack to their students. The goal of the grant is to help programs serve healthier foods and operate more days a week.
Provides grants to City of Toronto departments and ABCs, charitable organizations, organizations incorporated as not-for-profit in Ontario and other public institutions (universities, schools and hospitals) for projects that will result in measurable emissions reductions and/or advance innovative policies and approaches that accelerate local emissions reductions.
Arts Services Section of Toronto Cultural Services provides grant workshops and resource information to the community on various internal and external grant programs.
Contributes to programs in Toronto that help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to find and keep housing, including through job creation.
provides matching grant funding for eligible restoration work to properties in the City of Toronto designated under Part IV or V of the Ontario Heritage Act
Develops, supports, promotes and increases awareness of street art and its indispensable role in adding beauty and character to neighbourhoods across Toronto, while counteracting graffiti vandalism and its harmful effect on communities.
Grants are administered by several different divisions across the City.
Each year, more than 900 organizations receive grants through City of Toronto funding programs. It is the responsibility of each of these funded organizations to have a complaints policy and procedures to address public complaints about their services/activities. There are three separate processes for submitting a complaint to the City of Toronto, depending on the nature of the complaint: