At KEYS, we believe that local neighbourhoods offer opportunities for knowledge and social experiences through meaningful paid and volunteer work. Our community business partners are the  “keys” to the successful inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.  By continuously establishing and maintaining strong ties with local businesses and services, opportunities are created for volunteer work, employment, and social recreation for our participants.

Our past and present community partners offering volunteer work experiences:

  • Articulations
  • Chartwell Grenadier Retirement Residence
  • Dressers
  • FoodShare Toronto
  • Fresh Collective
  • Guardian Pharmacy Roncesvailles
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The Hair Lounge
  • High Park Nature Centre
  • Lucy McCormick School
  • Ola Day Care
  • Ontario Early Years
  • Pandemonium
  • Pollocks Home Hardware
  • Safehaven Project for Community Living
  • Sweet Potato Grocery Store

KEYS is also fortunate to have many community partners who share their time and expertise with our participants in various ways. We thank:

  • Celebrity Chefs
  • CANVAS Arts in Action Programs
  • Creative Artists
  • Dental Hygienists from Oxford College
  • Financial Experts
  • Toronto and Parkdale Horticultural Society
  • Toronto Regional Conservation Authority
  • “Workplace Success” Workshop Facilitators
  • Vita Community Services

If you would like to become a partner of KEYS and provide volunteer or paid work opportunities for our participants, please refer to “Becoming a Business Partner” on the “How to Help” page of this website.


is full, active participation in our community for our family members and friends with intellectual disabilities.


is to facilitate learning, social, fitness, voulnteer and work opportunities for people with an intellectual disability, to maximize their potential through inclusion in our community.


that neighbourhood opportunities for knowledge and work/volunteer/social experience are KEYS to the successful creation of strong vibrant communities, which include people with all abilities. KEYS provides both a physical place in which to meet, as well as community engagement.