Toronto Community Development Centre
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. The Centre for Community Learning & Development (CCL&D), formerly known as East End Literacy, was founded in 1979 as a community-based literacy organization serving downtown east Toronto. In 2006, the organization changed its name to reflect its growing initiatives and on-going commitment to community development and social inclusion. Today, CCL&D delivers programs in adult literacy (academic upgrading), leadership development, immigrant integration, civic engagement, as well as skills development and volunteerism for youth. We equip individuals with tools for individual growth and empower them to promote positive change in their community.