FROM VICTIMS TO SURVIVORS

CCVT is a community-based organization that helps victims of torture, war, genocide and crimes against humanity. We provide treatment, tools and support that allow refugees to heal from trauma and become active community members.

MENTAL HEALTH

A full range of services, from individual psychotherapy and PTSD treatment, to survivors’ groups and peer counselling.

SETTLEMENT: LANGUAGE AND SKILLS TRAINING

Our classes prepare clients for life – and employment – in Canada.

MENTORSHIP FOR YOUTH

From peer groups for teenagers, to homework clubs and art therapy for kids, we take special care of the youngest victims of conflict.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

We provide training and consultation to other organizations that work with torture survivors, workshops for refugee sponsors, and work placements for graduate students.

LEGAL ADVOCACY

We have provided expert testimony and interventions in Supreme Court of Canada cases involving refugee issues.

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP

CCVT is accredited to the international rehabilitation council for torture. CCVT is a member of the IRCT council advisory and health advisory committee.

CCVT Mandate

The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) aids survivors in overcoming the lasting effects of torture and war. In partnership with the community the centre supports survivors in the process of successful integration into Canadian society, works for their protection and integrity and raises awareness of the continuing effects of torture and war on survivors and their families. The CCVT gives hope after horror.

First Light Celebrations Gala & Fundraiser

This year marks our 41st anniversary and we will be honouring the occasion with a fundraising gala on Friday November 9th, 2018 at the Old Mill Inn in Toronto. The event’s Master of Ceremonies will be Adrienne Arsenault, who co-hosts CBC’s The National. Live auction by Olivia Chow, as well as a silent auction. Live entertainment, Key Note Speaker will be announced soon. Cocktails at 6:30pm, followed by Dinner and Reception at 8:00pm. Ticket $125 ($60 charitable receipt), or $1000 for table ($350 charitable receipt).

PROVIDING REFUGEES A FUTURE FREE FROM TORTURE, WITH YOUR HELP

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • HOW DO I ENROL IN ONE OF YOUR PROGRAMS?

    For information or a confidential assessment: 416-363-1066

  • WHEN IS THE MAIN OFFICE OPEN?

    Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

    MAIN OFFICE:
    194 Jarvis Street, 2nd Floor
    Toronto, ON
    M5B 2B7
    Canada
    Phone: 416-363-1066
    Fax: 416-363-2122

    SCARBOROUGH OFFICE LOCATION:
    2401 Eglinton Ave East, Suite #310
    Toronto, ON
    M1K 2N8
    Canada
    Phone: 416-750-3045
    Fax: 416-750-4990

    THE HUB:
    1527 Victoria Park Avenue, 2nd floor
    Toronto, ON
    M1L 2T3
    Canada
    Phone: 647-847-2336, 416-750-9600
    Fax: 416-750-9200

  • HOW CAN I HELP?

    Explore the JOIN US section to discover ways in which you can support CCVT.

United Nations
City of Toronto
The Ontario Government
United Way of Greater Toronto