We Envision Vibrant,
Resilient Neighbourhoods

What Do We Do?

We work directly with communities to build resources for fostering social cohesion.

Our mission started with creating better access to fresh, healthy food. But inadequate food access is a symptom of greater social insecurity, so we didn’t want to stop there.

We listened and with community-led initiatives created new platforms for engagement. From skills workshops to kids’ play areas to music and dance in the park, we support an increasingly vibrant neighbourhood atmosphere.


How Do We Support?

Our team creates partnerships with public agencies, advocacy groups, and small businesses while enabling resident leadership, job creation and volunteerism.

We directly collaborate with community partners, residents, supporters and a few kind funders–but no matter what–we bring neighbourhood voices to the forefront.

That’s not all though, click below to learn more about the wide-range of programs and services offered by Building Roots.

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In Times of Change

In Times of Change is a 3-part miniseries reflecting on how the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected our grassroots food security initiatives and a how we helped create a support network of collaborative, local efforts in Toronto.

Reflect on our Change & Listen in Full

Impact Report 2022

Building Roots dedicated 2022 to fostering community connection, rebuilding, and positive change. We are proud to share our 2022 Impact Report with you.

Read Our Impact Report

How could you get involved in the response?

 Whether you wish to flex your green thumb or support your neighbours directly,  there is a way you can provide support.

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