Social Planning Toronto is excited to partner with the City of Toronto to support the Neighbourhood Grants Program.



Puppets for U


The Neighbourhood Grants Program provides $1,000 - $3,000 in funding to support resident-led groups to make changes they want to see in their communities.

Social Planning Toronto's role is to distribute funds to the resident-led groups and to provide training and other supports, as needed.


Tools and templates

... coming soon

Submit your report

If you have received a grant and have completed your event, please download the questions and email your report in word or pdf format to the Agency Review Officer, Carolyn Doyle, at


Calendar of Upcoming Events

Event Planning 101 Training

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 01:30 PM
Toronto City Hall in Toronto, ON, Canada

In this interactive workshop, we will cover the foundations of running a great event guided by facilitators who have produced both large and small events. Get helpful templates, including an event planning checklist and budget, as well as an event planning toolkit, and all the skills and knowledge you need to plan high impact events!

Snacks and TTC tokens / parking reimbursement will be provided. Childcare will be provided upon request.

This workshop is only open to grant recipients of the City of Toronto's Neighbourhood Grants Program who are providing events from February 2018 to July 2018.


Luisa Giacometti has been an active volunteer in her community for many years and is co-chair of the Falstaff Table and Co-chair of the Rustic Community Network. Luisa’s group received a City of Toronto Neighbourhood grant in 2017 and put on a successful Autumn fest event. Her group was successful in receiving another City of Toronto Neighbourhood grant in 2018 for a Music in the Park event.

Noora Sagarwala is the Touring and Audience Development Officer at the Ontario Arts Council. As an arts manager with over 15 years of experience, Noora has coordinated both large-scale multidisciplinary and international festivals as well as local community engagement initiatives. She has held positions at Manifesto, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, the National Arts Centre, and the Canada Dance Festival. Noora completed an MBA from the Schulich School of Business where she received the Joe Green Founder’s Award in Arts & Media.


Retrospective 2017, by Parkdale Community Peer Musician's Collective

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Parkdale Library in Toronto, ON, Canada

Tech-Savvy Soup, by The Tech Savvy

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 06:00 PM
Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada

Tech-Savvy Soup is designed for those who feel hampered by their lack of online technical skills. Learn core skills used in the workplace, in business, in schools, and in projects. Navigate the web, search for information, use cloud-based tools and get an introduction to digital tools used to create event posters and graphics, communicate with groups, make presentations, and protect information — all without the "Web 3.0verwhelm."

Events are being held on May 15-17, 2018 and May 22-24, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm


Life Style Changes With Yoga, by Hatha Yoga Group

Saturday, June 09, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Centennial Recreation Centre in Scarborough, ON, Canada

Health to 2020 and Beyond, by Malvern Community Members

Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Malvern Community Centre in Scarborough, ON, Canada

Celebrating Seniors Month, by Active Seniors Body and Mind

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 03:00 PM
TCHC Recreation Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada

Come out and celebrate the flavors of this intergenerational festival.

For more information, email

A free community engagement event for all-ages.

For more information, contact or 647-859-8422

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