Crisis /trauma

Opening our new Investigative Unit

New powers of investigation

On March 1, 2016, my Office’s new investigative powers will be proclaimed, and we will open the doors to our new Investigative Unit.

Trauma sensitive yoga program at CTYS starts March 1st, 2016

Hello Everyone,
CTYS is pleased to offer another 8 week trauma sensitive yoga program, beginning March 1st, Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 5 pm, for queer and trans youth ages 16 to 24. Youth can be referred or self refer to this program.

Young people often forced to seek help for mental health issues at ER, study says

Posted February 4, 2016

Article Source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


When Cassandra Arthur reached a crisis point as a teenager because of episodes of severe depression, she ended up at a hospital emergency department because neither she nor those trying to help her knew where else to seek help.


Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture
Pay Type: 
Position type: 
Contract - part-time
Application deadline: 
Friday, February 05, 2016
Contact name: 

JOB POSTING (Internal/External)

ONE YEAR CONTRACT (25 hrs. /week)

The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture is looking for an experienced person to fill the position of Youth Mentoring Facilitator. The Youth Mentoring Facilitator will support high risk youth through access to consistent, caring adults who will support youth participants to pursue and achieve goals and outcomes related to employment, educational, civic engagement and leadership.

Ottawa discriminated against kids on reserves, human rights panel says

Posted January 26, 2016

Article Source  Toronto Star


The federal government discriminated against children on reserves in its funding of child welfare services, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled Tuesday.

Youth Mental Health: Making the Connection (SPIDER and TYES Open Dialogue)

The Specialized Program for Interdivisional Enhanced Response (SPIDER) to Vulnerability welcomes you to "The Open Dialogue on Vulnerability in Toronto" series. It aims to increase awareness about situations impacting vulnerable Torontonians, the programs and services available, build networks across the service system and create opportunities for operation and systemic level innovation.


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