NOTE: Services will likely be impacted in response to COVID-19. Please contact any service prior to visiting in person.

Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

COVID-19 -- location is closed, no walk-in service * programs offered by phone

Interdisciplinary coordination of services for child abuse victims and child abuse investigations
  • assessment, support and intervention for child abuse victims and their families
  • research, consultation, training and education on child abuse prevention, recognition, intervention, trauma
  • in partnership with Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, Jewish Family and Child, Toronto Police Service, Radius Child and Youth Services, and Hospital for Sick Children Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program (see separate entries)
Child Abuse Protocol
  • establishes guidelines for coordinated investigations, prosecutions and case management of child abuse cases
Assessment Directed Therapy 
  • contact Intake at 416-515-1100 ext 59231
  • referral through children's aid societies, police, other professionals, or self referral where appropriate
  • individual trauma assessments for children 4-17 years who have been abused or have experienced trauma due to violence
  • child-focused, family-centred, strength-based therapy
  • facilitation of interagency responses
  • adolescent and parent/caregiver support groups
Child Victim Witness Support
  • contact Intake at 416-515-1100 ext 59231
  • referral through children's aid societies, Crown Attorney, police, school board, or other professional
  • individual court preparation and support for witnesses 3-17 years and supporting adults prior to criminal court proceedings
  • Cory Goes to Court, and -- supportive interactive websites
Children 4-17 years who have experienced abuse, and their parents/caregivers * may vary, see specific program

Age Requirements: Ages: 4 year(s) - 17 year(s);

Residency Requirements: Toronto * Child Victim Witness Support Program -- Central Ontario
Application Process
See individual programs for application procedures
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Mailing Address
245 Eglinton Ave E
2d Fl
Toronto, ON, M4P 3B7
English; Other - Interpreters arranged for other languages as necessary
Ann Williams,
Phone: 416-515-1100 ext 59222
Client services -- free * training programs and materials -- fee
Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator - braille features ; Street and underground parking
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245 Eglinton Ave E, 2d Fl
Toronto, ON, M4P 3B7
Intersection: Mount Pleasant Rd and Eglinton Ave E;
Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre Site Location: Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre
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Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * some evening hours
Service Area(s)
  • Durham Region
  • Halton Region
  • Peel Region
  • Toronto
  • York Region