Services may be impacted in response to COVID-19. Please contact organizations listed here prior to visiting in person to receive the most current service information and any vaccination requirements that may be in place.

Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

Site: Mississauga Office

Service: Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Mississauga Office

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-277-2288
Fax 905-277-8083
Primary Contact Teresa Dremetsikas, Program Manager; Phone: 416-363-1066; 647-204-4504; Email:
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding United Way - United Way Greater Toronto
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID19 -- counselling by email, link to health information in multiple languages for COVID-19,
no walk-in service

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

Public education program -- community consultation and public information * International projects
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-4 pm * after hours by appointment
Areas Served Halton Region ; Peel Region
Boundaries Peel and Halton regions
Eligibility Survivors of torture, victims of war and their families and victims of human trafficking

Residency Requirements: Peel and Halton regions
Application Call for appointment
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Mississauga
Address & Map
130 Dundas St E
Unit 204
Mississauga, ON
Canada L5A 3V8
View Google Map
Intersection Hurontario St (Hwy 10) and Dundas St E
Mailing Address 194 Jarvis St, 2nd Floor 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M5B 2B7
Physical Access Designated parking at entrance - at rear of building ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; 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 Mental Health ; Computer & Related Technology Classes ; English as a Second Language ; Human Rights ; Immigration / Sponsorship ; 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 Literacy Training Programs ~ 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 ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Children ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Torture Survivors ; Refugee Claims Legal Assistance ~ Torture Survivors ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Human Rights Issues

Agency Overview

Any omissions are unintentional and HIP disclaims any liability for unauthorized use or reproduction of any portion of this site. For a complete copyright and license statement please refer to our Terms of Use.