Toronto Civic Literacy Collaborative

The Toronto Civic Literacy Collaborative is a project funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation to mobilize an extensive network of community based organizations in Toronto. This project engages voters in Toronto in educational activities to raise awareness and promote wider participation in elections and other civic activities over the next two years. It mobilizes an extensive network of over 200 community-based agencies in Toronto, leveraging their existing relationships with hundreds of thousands of Toronto’s aboriginal community members, racialized community members, immigrant community members and youth who are first-time voters. This project also focuses on people living with low-incomes, to deliver community-tailored civic literacy training and resources designed to increase levels of civic engagement, knowledge of government roles, and voter enumeration and participation rates among these target communities.

TCLC is a collaborative project of Social Planning Toronto, Toronto Neighbourhood Centres, Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council, African Canadian Social Development Council, Chinese Canadian National Council-Toronto Chapter, the Hispanic Development Council, and Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA). CASSA is mainly focused on South Asian communities to engage them more on Municipal and Federal Elections to increase the voters turn out and grasp a tangible voting outcome within the South Asian Communities.