Torontothebetter Learning and Development

Our Vision
TorontotheBetter is a not-for-profit organization that believes:

  • Great cities are places of rich diversity where people grow by connecting and exchanging with the new while rooted in community. Our motto is: I come, I share, I grow.
  • A better Toronto means a healthy city for all who live, work and visit here. As many traditional sources of support withdraw, more than ever, Toronto needs to foster the commitment and energy of all those committed to a progressive city.
  • Innovative businesses that support the health of their community, workers, the environment and their customers contribute to the growth and development of a city still admired for openness, civility, justice and creativity.
  • Informed shopping decisions, putting your money where your values are, is a way all people can take economic action to make the city, and the world, a better place.

What we do

TorontotheBetter works to strengthen Toronto’s social economy by promoting, researching and and partnering with, Toronto’s many and diverse social enterprises. Since 2004 when our original TorontotheBetter directory went live on the Web – it has now grown to include over 200 enterprises –  we have added to our programe education,through our annual movie series at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, community development, through our Red Panamericana partnership with the Hispanic Development Council including sports though our neighbourhood soccer court initiative leading up to Toronto’s 2015 Pan/Parapan Games, and research, thorugh participation in the University of Toronto’s Community University Research Project about the impact of the social economy on excluded/marginalized populations. For up to date information about all TorontotheBetter activity check our main website at


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