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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; Email:
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Mr Mulugeta Abai, Executive Director; Phone: 416-363-1066; 647-204-4504
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

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