Public Education

CCVT is an international leader in research and education on the effects of torture and the treatment of survivors.

Our Public Education goals:

  • Raise public awareness of torture and organized violence
  • Improve the services available to survivors
  • Expand the network of social service agencies working with survivors of torture, both across Canada and around the world

Our Public Education program includes:

  • Publications such as First Light
  • Seminars and workshops conducted locally, across Canada, and at conferences internationally
  • Collaborating with researchers at the University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University and others
  • Providing consultation and information to community groups, researchers, professionals and students
  • Working closely with Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), the United Nations High Commission on Refugees, refugee law firms, and faculties of social work, medicine and law
  • Taking part in efforts to promote government policies that meet the needs of survivors of torture and their families

Our Partner Organizations:

Toronto Refugee Affairs Council (TRAC)
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)
Canadian Network for the Health of Survivors of Torture and Organized Violence
CCVT is an accedited member of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)