The Sparking Change Toronto program connects equity-seeking community groups with training, networks, seed funding and coaching to transform their parks into engines of community development.

We do this by:

  • Fostering a thriving Sparking Change Network; a robust network of community park groups, park friends groups, community leaders, local community organizations who have been part of the program’s nine-year history,
  • Building the capacity of park group leaders by providing access to training, coaching and local networks.
  • Contributing microgrants to catalyze parks in equity-seeking communities.
  • Establishing community partnerships that link organizations together to transform parks into community hubs.


Generously Supported by J.P. Bickell Foundation, Echo Foundation and

The Balsam Foundation
United Way Toronto
Mrs. Meyers