Helpful Links for Community Groups
A select list of helpful websites and resources for Community Groups has been compiled for your convenience. Not finding what you are looking for? Have a great resource that you would like to share? Send requests and suggestions to:
HIGH FIVE® – The Standard of Excellence for Children’s Sport and Recreation
HIGH FIVE® is Canada's quality standard for children's recreation and sport. Before HIGH FIVE®, no standard existed and there was a clear need for an innovative approach to help organizations enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children, which would remain with them for a lifetime.
Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization whose cause is Canada’s charities and non profits. Their three broad goals are to strengthen the sector’s collective voice, create opportunities to connect and learn from each other, and build the sector’s capacity to succeed.
Leisure Information Network
LIN is a leading provider, aggregator and supplier of information and knowledge in recreation, leisure, sport and healthy living. It is an open and inclusive online resource for individuals, organizations and agencies that develop programs to foster healthy living and healthy communities
Ministry of Children and Youth Services
The ministry is working with government and community partners to develop and implement policies, programs and a service system that helps give children the best possible start in life, prepare youth to become productive adults and make it easier for families to access the services they need at all stages of a child's development.
Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport
The Sport, Recreation and Community Programs Division champions participation in sport and recreation activities across the province. Participation in sport contributes to better health, provides role models for the pursuit of personal excellence, exemplifies the value of teamwork and builds community pride.
Playworks – The Ontario Partnership for Active and Engaged Youth
A group of organizations concerned about the future of our youth that represent the areas of sport, physical activity, civic engagement, arts and culture, rural youth, and recreation. Playworks has joined forces to bring back the power of play to Ontario youth and are dedicated to advancing play for 13 - 19 year olds on local and provincial public and political agendas.
Sport Alliance Ontario
Sport Alliance Ontario recognizes that the sport community is diverse, comprising both participants and public and private sector organizations. They are committed to being a cohesive, credible and viable connector and deliverer of sport development opportunities in Ontario.
Volunteer Canada is the national voice for volunteerism in Canada, committed to increasing and supporting volunteerism and civic participation. They collaborate closely with volunteer centres, local organizations and national corporations to promote and broaden volunteering. Their programs, research, training, tools, resources and national initiatives provide leadership on issues and trends in Canada’s volunteer landscape.