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It all begins with SPACE

Working in collaboration with SPT, SPACE is a strategic outreach and action research coalition composed of diverse community organizations in Toronto and across Ontario. Its aim is to ensure that the investments made by the Provincial funding of the ‘Community Use of Schools’ program is increasing access to schools and truly benefiting the broad, diverse community in an equitable manner. SPACE and SPT have reached out to over 300 groups across Ontario, and built a coalition of over 20 City and province-wide community-based and voluntary organizations serving thousands of citizens across Toronto and Ontario.

  • New Ontario-wide report from SPACE Coalition and Social Planning Toronto!

    Public Space for Public Use: A Review of Community Access to School and Municipal Facilities in Ontario

    This report reveals the connection between increases in permit fees for users of school and municipal spaces and the cancellation or reduction of community programs. Greater fees pose real threats to non-profit and community groups that strive to be accessible and inclusive while relying on limited resources.

    All levels of government need to come together and create an integrated strategy to address barriers to public space.

    Find out more

  • Community Use of Schools

    Looking for the official website on the Community Use of Schools?

    The Government of Ontario's website offers detailed information on the Community Use of Schools program, including background, guidelines and more.

    Read more here
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