ABOUT CCL&D

The Centre for Community Learning & Development (CCL&D) is a training and development organization that promotes increasing personal and collective resources as a strategy for building community capacity. CCL&D promotes the use of learning, digital storytelling, leadership development, and building healthy organizations, as vehicles for responding to community-based challenges, and promoting initiatives that lead to positive social change.


CCL&D, formerly known as East End Literacy was founded in 1979 as a community-based literacy organization serving downtown east Toronto. Over the past three decades, we have evolved to respond to changing community needs, including the growing demand for initiatives that promote active learning and active citizenship at the neighbourhood level.  As a result, the organization’s work has expanded and includes adult literacy programs (academic upgrading), leadership training, community needs assessments, digital storytelling, and organizational development, in partnerships and communities across Toronto.

Charitable Registration Number:  11926 6427 RR0001