Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

Site: Toronto Office

Record #: MET5029
Last Full Update: 10 Jun 2024

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-515-1100
Toll Free Phone 1-855-424-1100
Fax 416-515-1227
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter, YouTube YouTube

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Interdisciplinary coordination of services for child abuse victims and child abuse investigations including

  • assessment, support and intervention for child abuse victims and their families
  • research, consultation, training and education on child abuse prevention, recognition, intervention, trauma

In partnership with Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, Jewish Family and Child, Toronto Police Service, Radius Child and Youth Services, and Hospital for Sick Children Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program (see separate listings)

Child Abuse Protocol
Establishes guidelines for coordinated investigations, prosecutions and case management of child abuse cases

Assessment Directed Therapy
Individual trauma assessments for children 4-17 years who have been abused or have experienced trauma due to violence; includes

  • child-focused, family-centred, strength-based therapy
  • adolescent and parent/caregiver support groups
  • facilitation of interagency responses

Child Victim Witness Support
Individual court preparation and support for witnesses 3-17 years and supporting adults prior to criminal court proceedings

Boost Accredited Reliable K9s (BARK) program available to children and youth requiring additional support while accessing CVWS program in Toronto and Peterborough

Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm; contact for availability of evening appointments
Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York County
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) - 17 year(s) 
Children 4-17 years who have experienced abuse, and their parents/caregivers; varies by specific program 
Residency Requirements: Toronto; Child Victim Witness Support Program: also Central Ontario, including Barrie, Bradford, Cobourg, Collingwood, Lindsay, Midland, Orillia, Peterborough
Application For intake contact 416-515-1100 ext 59231 or; referral by family members, police, child protection agencies, social service agencies, health care systems, victim services, school personnel and other professionals; referrals may vary by program, contact for information
Languages Interpreters arranged as necessary
Fees Client services free; fee for training programs and materials

Site Information

Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
245 Eglinton Ave E
2d Floor
Toronto, ON
Canada M4P 3B7
Mailing Address 245 Eglinton Ave E 
2d Floor 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M4P 3B7
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator - braille features ; Street and underground parking

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