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Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Downtown Main Office


Description
COVID19 -- counselling by email, link to health information in multiple languages for COVID-19,
no walk-in service

Medical, mental health and social care

Mental health program -- supportive counselling with referral to additional services as appropriate
  • group programs and drop in
  • mutual support groups for men, women, children and youth
  • crisis intervention
  • professional service coordination among physicians or mental health specialists, lawyers, social workers
  • legal help
Settlement services
  • needs assessment, information and referral, orientation, supportive counselling
  • support with immigration documents, finding housing, accessing child care, community and social services
  • community support through volunteer befriending, including interpretation and escort to appointments
Children's program
  • specialized settlement services for children and their families to deal with trauma and restore family functioning
  • homework club
Language and skills training
  • English as a Second Language (ESL), participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto -- see separate entry
  • computer classes
Public education program
  • community consultation and public information
  • International projects
Satellite office at 20 Palace St, Toronto
Eligibility
Survivors of torture, victims of war and their families and victims of human trafficking

Residency Requirements: Greater Toronto Area
Application Process
Call for appointment
Toll Free
1-877-292-2288
Office
416-363-1066
Fax
416-363-2122
Website
Visit Website
Email
mabai@ccvt.org
Mailing Address
194 Jarvis St, 2nd Fl
Toronto, ON, M5B 2B7
Canada
Languages
Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Italian, Lingala, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrinya, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Italian, Lingala, Other - call to confirm availability, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tigrinya
Contact
Teresa Dremetsikas, Program Manager
Email: tdremets@ccvt.org
Fees
None
Documents Required
May vary; contact for information
Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms -- call for details
Topic(s)
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Last Updated On
September 29, 2021
Address
194 Jarvis St, 2nd Fl
Toronto, ON, M5B 2B7
Intersection: Jarvis St and Dundas St E;
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Hours of Operation
Mon
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm, after hours by appointment
Service Area(s)
  • Durham Region
  • Halton Region
  • Peel Region
  • Toronto
  • York Region