Mothers for Peace

Our History

The Centre of Learning & Development (CL&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, CL&D delivers programs in:

  • Adult Literacy
  • Leadership Development
  • Immigrant Integration
  • Civic Engagement
  • Skills Development

Our Vision

Strong Communities Together

Our Mission

We build community, one person at a time.

Our Strategic Priorities

  • Build geographic partnerships and share resources with other areas in need
  • Build strong and healthy communities through social networks/support
  • Support income generation through skills development
  • Address structural inequalities with emphasis on community engagement and development, equity, diversity and human rights

The Centre of Learning & Development offers you wide range of educational opportunities to help you shape your dreams into realities. Explore the programs below that will help you make a new start to change your life and change your community.

Opportunities to build a brighter future:

  • Academic Skills Upgrading to pursue education, training or employment.
  • Leadership Training for Immigrant Women to increase your sense of belonging, civic engagement, personal wellbeing and employability.
  • Digital Storytelling to help program participants and Toronto communities share stories that heal trauma, build confidence and grow self-awareness that can trigger positive community change and a greater sense of belonging.
  • Youth Empowering Parents equips newcomer youth to teach their parents and other newcomer adults English, basic math and computer skills.

The TD Centre of Learning: Our Hub for Learning in Regent Park

Strong communities need strong residents. The TD Centre of Learning in Regent Park is a place to meet, to learn, and to start building new futures together. The educational opportunities we offer at the Centre provide Regent Park residents with the knowledge and skills needed for personal growth, civic engagement and community building.

Come visit us at 540 Dundas St. East, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm!

Clear Language and Design: Social Enterprise for Community Development

Clear Language and Design (CLAD) is an integrated fee-for-service program geared toward raising public awareness around the impact of inaccessible language on the population in general, but more specifically on non-native English speakers and people with low literacy skills. Learn more about CLAD here.