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Organization: Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture  
Phone Numbers: 416-363-1066
Toll-Free: 1-877-292-2288
Fax: 416-363-2122
Email: mabai@ccvt.org
Website: www.ccvt.org
Address:
194 Jarvis St, 2nd Fl
Toronto, ON
M5B 2B7
Intersection: Jarvis St and Dundas St E
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * after hours by appointment
Executives: Mulugeta Abai - Executive Director
416-363-1066
Contacts: Teresa Dremetsikas - Program Manager
tdremets@ccvt.org
Service Description: 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, (formerly Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program) * 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

Application: Call for appointment
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Survivors of torture, victims of war and their families
Languages: English ; French ; Albanian ; Amharic ; Arabic ; Dari ; Farsi ; Greek ; Italian ; Lingala ; Somali ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Tigrinya
Area(s) Served:
Bolton Caledon, Bramalea, Brampton, Burlington, Dufferin, Durham North East, Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, Halton Hills, Milton, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North West Mississauga, North York, Oakville, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Etobicoke, South West Mississauga, Toronto, Wellington, York - Toronto, York Region  
See Also: Accessing Services in Other Languages
Community Mental Health Programs
English/French as a Second Language (ESL/FSL) Training Programs
Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services
Translation and Interpretation Services
Victim Services

This information was last completely updated on January 10, 2017

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