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Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture




CCVT, a community-based organization in Toronto, provides treatment, tools and support that allow refugees to heal from trauma and become active community members.

Provides mental health programs and 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

Public education program — community consultation and public information * International projects

Contact Information

ADDRESS 130 Dundas St E, Unit 204
Mississauga, ON L5A 3V8


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