Activate the power of your park with a Sparking Change Toronto Micro-Grant

Sparking Change Toronto micro-grants support active BIPOC-led resident groups in the City of Toronto. The goal of the micro-grant is to ensure equity deserving groups benefit from local parks or green spaces that support well-being and community connection. 

  • What: $1,500 micro-grants for BIPOC-led equity-deserving communities to lead an outdoor activity in their local park or green space.
  • Who: Active BIPOC-led resident groups in the City of Toronto, or those that wish to begin engagement in their parks as part of a grassroots community group or non-profit. Eligible groups include park friends groups, community associations, neighbourhood groups, and local community agencies.
  • When: Grant recipients will be announced in early May and will receive their funding the week of May 16, 2022. 

The 2022 Sparking Change Grant Recipients

  • Mental Health and Wellness Cafe

  • Indigenous People's Solidarity Group

  • DIY Skate Crew

  • Melanin Skate Crew

  • Kids Can Grow

  • Humber River Pals

  • Strive Toronto

  • Thorncliffe Park Autism Support Network (TPASN)

  • Let's Hike TO


  • 2 Spirit Storytelling

  • Friends of Henrietta Park

  • Spiritual Warrior Circle

  • Rexdale Youth Mentorship (RXYM)

  • Scarlettwood Warriors for Change

  • Markbrook Residents Group

  • Muslims in Public Space (MiPS)

  • Friends of Dallington Park

  • Urban Link Group

  • Beautiful Minds


Generously Supported by The Balsam Foundation, The Howard and Diane Taylor Family Fund, The John and Marian Taylor Fund with additional support from:

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