U of T Scarborough scholars explore issues relevant to the city at our doorstep; our students learn by contributing to the worlds around us, because community does not stop at our campus borders.


Collage of East Scarborough Storefront activities.

Founded in 2001, the Storefront is a backbone community organization. An innovative and far-ranging alliance with U of T Scarborough has generated partnerships that support the local, high-needs community including free courses for local residents, research and educational opportunities for U of T Scarborough students, athletics instruction for neighbourhood children and youth, science programming for children, and mentorship to members of the local business community—building skills and experience to the benefit of the community. Benefits flow in both directions: evaluations indicate that while youth, seniors and parents participate in programming, U of T faculty and students learn about the community and about teaching and working in a community setting.

Visit the East Scarborough Storefront website.


Volunteers holding up a MFRC banner.

Malvern is a community in transition, and U of T Scarborough actively supports the community of over 45,000 representing ore than 60 ethnic groups. Malvern Family Resource Centre is a social service agency that provides family and individual programming and services for children, youth, women and seniors and is the parent organization to its resident engagement arm, Malvern Action for Neighbourhood Change. The University serves as ANC’s academic partner, providing workshops on strategies for small food enterprises, mapping food paths, sharing immigrant stories and conducting research. The collaborative Farmer Learning Series includes a pilot urban farm project that includes workshops and hands-on training in environmental sustainability, farm management and growing techniques.

Partnerships also include programs to increase physical literacy for youth and seniors, and the Community Cycling Hub, which trains youth in knowledge of bike safety and maintenance.

Visit the Malvern Family Resource Centre website.

The Farmer Learning Series and East Scarborough Community Cycling Hub initiatives are funded through a TD Friends of the Environment Community Engagement grant to the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Canadian South Asian Growth and Support Services

CSAGSS equal pay workshop

A charitable multi-service organisation which works to ensure food security, facilitate community engagement and bring health and wellness to the community. Their vision is to provide a holistic development for individuals, groups and families.

More information about CSAGSS

TAIBU Community Health Centre

Taibu staff

TAIBU Community Health Centre (CHC) is a multidisciplinary, non-for-profit, community led organization offering multidisciplinary primary healthcare, health promotion programs and other community development initiatives in the Malvern neighborhood of Scarborough, Ontario.

More information about the TAIBU Community Health Centre

Scarborough Arts

Scarborough Arts Building

Scarborough Arts is a non-profit organization; the only arts organization of its kind specifically serving the Scarborough community. SA brings individuals and groups together to create and cultivate innovative arts and cultural programs in Scarborough.

More information about Scarborough Arts

Steeles L’Amoreaux Strength in Partnership (SSIP)

Steeles L'Amoreaux Strength in Partnerships logo

SSIP is a group of organizations and residents that work to strengthen the Steeles L’Amoreaux neighbourhood. The group was formed in 2006.

Steeles L’Amoreaux is bound by Steeles Ave. E. to the north, Sheppard Ave. E. to the south, Victoria Park Ave. to the west and Kennedy Rd. to the east.

More information about SSIP

Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership

Photos of families

The TEQ LIP is a community-based partnership project that involves diverse service providers, stakeholders and newcomers in the planning and development of collaborative and innovative solutions to enhance newcomer settlement in Scarborough while promoting efficient use of resources.

More information about TEQ LIP

U of T Scarborough Department of Student Life

UTSC Department of Student Life logo

The Department of Student Life at the University of Toronto Scarborough offers exciting programs, cultivates strong communities and provides opportunities that enhance the student experience outside of the classroom.

More information about U of T Scarborough Department of Student Life

Boy & Girls Club of East Scarborough

East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club logo

The Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough has been serving our community since 1956. Each year the Club provides service to over 5,000 children and youth in over 19 locations throughout the East Scarborough community. These programs include licenced childcare, early years programs, before & after-school programs, camps, sports/recreation & leadership development. At the Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough, we strive to meet the changing needs of our community and continue to make this place ‘ A good place to be’.

More information about the Boys & Girls Club of East Scarborough

Highland Creek Community Association (HCCA)

Highland Creek Community Association logo

The HCCA was incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit, non-shareholding Ontario corporation. The Villager, a community newsletter, serves as a medium for listing community events, and activities, providing information to and from residents of Highland Creek and any other matters affecting the well-being of the area. Highland Creek is a truly unique space, combining protected natural areas with residential and commercial spaces, making Highland Creek one of the most sought after places to live in the City of Toronto.

More information about the HCCA