Our Community

In Toronto’s St. James Town neighbourhood, more than 60 cultures live in a dense community of more than 35,000 residents, many of them new Canadians.

We are a group of St. James Town neighbours, seeking to contribute to a strong neighbourhood culture by helping to build networks of relationships, to link people to others with common interest and foster exchanges of knowledge and skill

We assist a steady stream of families dealing with challenges of housing, finances, social issues,  employment, citizenship, language, and parenting.

For many of us, this is our life’s work. Some have worked on this for at least 15 years, incorporating our ideas and practical approaches. For more information, the history behind CMT and how its values and principals evolved.

We have recently completed a Our Story which is summarizes all our learning and expereinces to date and can be found by following this link.

Charity Information

Objects of the Charity The objects of the charity are: To provide literacy programs and classes to members of the public.To develop and provide education and training programs to persons who will conduct literacy training

Registration We are a registered charity.Our registration number is 85629 8005 RR0001

Mission of the Charity NEIGHBOURS HELPING NEIGHBOURS To provide direct services, education, training and research to develop the life and social skills of children, families and adults in St. James Town in turn, encouraging contribution to the community

DONOR RECOGNITION

Community Matters is grateful to all who have donated their time, their gifts and the funds which help us strengthen our community and make an impact on the St. James Town neighbourhood. Their are countless excellent organizations who could receive these gifts and we are so appreciative that you have chosen us.

  • The Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation
  • The Tippet Foundation
  • Manulife Financial
  • The Royal Bank Foundation
  • The Pat and John McKutcheon Foundation
  • The Lions Club (Toronto)
  • The Harry Neuman Foundation
  • St. Andrews Foundation
  • Tom Goldspink
  • The Estate of Mo Davies
  • Canadian Tire Jump Start
  • Toronto Foundation for Student Success
  • Sentry Investments
  • MLSE
  • The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
  • The George Weston Limited and Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grant Program
  • The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • TD Bank
  • New Horizons
  • The Excellence in Literacy Foundation
  • Daytrippers
  • Rotary Club of Toronto
  • Parents Reaching Out
  • HRDC Canada
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation

Interested in learning more about our process? Check our governance section