About Social Planning Toronto

Social Planning Toronto is a non-profit, charitable community organization that works to improve equity, social justice and quality of life in Toronto through community capacity building, community education and advocacy, policy research and analysis, and social reporting.


Our Mission

Social Planning Toronto is committed to building a "Civic Society," one in which diversity, equity, social and economic justice, interdependence, and active civic participation are central to all aspects of our lives — in our families, neighbourhoods, voluntary and recreational activities, and in our politics.


Social Planning Toronto is...

A resource for community-based action in support of community-identified issues and priorities through research, policy analysis, public education, and leadership development.

A mobilizer of community leaders, residents, and organizations to improve equity, inclusivity, and quality of life in the city.

An advocate with policy makers, agencies, and institutional leaders for improved facilities, social and economic conditions, access to jobs and services.

A convenor of social research, often with other non-profit and academic organizations, and a convenor of collaboration with service providers and residents in local communities.


Our Program Priorities

Each year, Social Planning Toronto focuses its work in primary programs mandated by the Board of Directors and developed by our staff:

Community Capacity Building

We increase skills, knowledge, and resource development in local communities through our planners, researchers, and communications staff.

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Social Research and Policy Analysis

Our research focuses on three key areas:

  • Income Security and Labour Markets
  • Public Education and Human Development
  • Community Infrastructure, Public Finance and Resource Allocation 

We provide communities and organizations with the facts they need to make positive change.

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Building Partnerships

Social Planning Toronto uses its community planning, research, and communications capacities to support responses to critical challenges facing Toronto residents.

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Our Annual Report

2018 was a challenging year for our sector as we faced an unpredictable policy and funding environment, and for Social Planning Toronto as we worked through a leadership transition. We thank our members and service partners for supporting us during this period. 

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