Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

Site: Scarborough Office

Contact Information
Office Phone 416-750-3045
Toll Free Phone 1-877-292-2288
Fax 416-750-4990
Primary Contact Teresa Dremetsikas, Program Manager; Email:
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Funding United Way
Description and Service Details
Description (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, (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

Public education program -- community consultation and public information * International projects
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * after hours by appointment
Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York Region
Boundaries Greater Toronto Area
Eligibility Survivors of torture, victims of war and their families
Application Call for appointment
Languages English ; French ; Albanian ; Amharic ; Arabic ; Dari ; Farsi ; Ganda ; Greek ; Italian ; Kinyarwanda ; Lingala ; Russian ; Somali ; Spanish ; Tamil ; Tigrinya ; Urdu
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Scarborough Central
Address & Map
2401 Eglinton Ave E, Unit 310
Toronto, ON M1K 2N8
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Intersection Kennedy Rd and Eglinton Ave E
Physical Access Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator - lowered elevator buttons ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Abuse / Assault ; Emergency / Crisis ; Employment / Training ; Government / Legal ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Newcomers
HCSD Sub Heading Community Legal Services ; Community Mental Health ; Computer & Related Technology Classes ; Counselling for Abused Women ; English as a Second Language ; Human Rights ; In-Person Crisis Resources ; In-Person Specialized Crisis Services ; Interpretation / Translation ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Refugees ; Victims of Abuse Support Programs ; Victims of Crime Support Programs
Service Categories Abuse/Violence Related Support Groups ~ Torture Survivors ; Case/Care Management ~ Torture Survivors ; Community Mental Health Agencies ~ Torture Survivors ; Community Mental Health Agencies ~ War Victims ; Computer and Related Technology Classes ~ Torture Survivors ; Crime Victim/Witness Counselling ~ Torture Survivors ; Cultural Transition Counselling ~ Torture Survivors ; English as a Second Language ~ Torture Survivors ; General Medical Care ~ Torture Survivors ; Immigrant/Newcomer Accompaniment Programs ~ Torture Survivors ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Torture Survivors ; International Human Rights Programs ; Interpretation/Translation ~ Torture Survivors ; Legal Assistance Referral Services ~ Torture Survivors ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Children ~ Torture Survivors ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Torture Survivors ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Torture Survivors ~ Immigration Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Human Rights Issues

Agency Overview

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