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About LEF

The story of The Learning Enrichment Foundation is told through the voices of the communities we’ve worked with since 1978.
A side angle of the entrance to the LEF building, with clouds in the sky. The LEF child care centre in the background,
An educator with two toddlers playing outside on a minature obstacle course.

Empowering Communities

An educator with two toddlers playing outside on a minature obstacle course.
From the very beginning, we recognized that any influence we produce can only be measured by the lives we help to empower. That empowerment only happens when people feel a sense of belonging, and to inspire a sense of belonging, we established safe spaces in these communities.
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Dedicated Spaces

Our spaces are the physical manifestation of LEF’s Mission and Values. Our child care centres, for example, are the foundation for serving families, while our “Town Square” - in the heart of LEF’s headquarters - is an intentional gathering place for people to collaborate, celebrate and unite. It’s in these spaces that we share knowledge and create experiences for our community to learn, to connect, and to empower each other to thrive to our fullest potential.

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Our Journey towards Truth & Reconciliation

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Through our ongoing work with our Indigenous Advisors, we have been learning how our Mission and Values shares some relationships with Indigenous Ways of Knowing and how our inclusion of these worldviews can inform and deepen our understanding of what it means for our organization to walk in harmony with Mother Earth and all of her children.
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Our Community Impact

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To date, LEF has served thousands of individuals and families across 30 communities in Toronto across many languages. We are by nature entrepreneurial and so seek solutions that build on strengths over identifying gaps and deficiencies.
Three woman learning in a classroom.
A student and teacher learning together on a computer.

A student and teacher learning together on a computer.
We prioritize the needs of our communities and are tenacious in finding solutions to those needs. Yes, there are challenges. It’s not always easy. But we see ourselves as stewards of the communities we serve, and as stewards, it is our commitment to work with members of our communities to address these challenges.
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