Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

Site: Mississauga Office

Service: Counselling and Support Services, Mississauga Office

Record #: PEL1140
Last Full Update: 07 Mar 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-277-2288
Fax 905-277-8083
Primary Contact Teresa Dremetsikas, Program Manager; Email:
Alternate Contact Mbalu Lumor, Senior Manager Programs and Newcomer Services

Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding United Way - United Way Greater Toronto

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Medical, mental health, settlement and social support services, including integrated anti-human trafficking support; research and education

Mental Health Counselling and Support
Confidential assessment, counselling, crisis intervention and support services

  • individual, family and group counselling, and mutual support groups
  • service coordination and referral to treatment
  • contact for information on available languages

Settlement Services
Including needs assessment, information and referral, orientation, supportive counselling, interpretation and translation services, employment counselling and computer training, and peer support groups

  • referrals to outside resources, including housing, social services, legal and medical help, skills training, cultural groups, and recreational programs
  • assistance with documentation and completing applications

Children, Youth, and Parent Programs
Specialized settlement services for children and their families to deal with trauma and restore family functioning

  • homework club, individual tutoring, education counselling, leadership development, and summer recreation programs
  • workshops such as job interview skills, employment training, driver education, health and sexual health, education options
  • parent supports such as counselling, school and child welfare systems navigation, assistance accessing child care and completing subsidies applications
  • assistance accessing free or affordable community programs

Language and Skills Training
Includes English as a Second Language (ESL), computer classes, citizenship preparation classes

  • participates in LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) in English, upon assessment by YMCA of Greater Toronto, see separate listing

Public Education Program
Includes community consultation and public information, and international projects


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 and victims of war, and their families, also victims of human trafficking

Residency Requirements: Peel and Halton regions

Call for appointment

Languages Contact for information on language availability
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Mississauga
Address & Map
130 Dundas St E
Suite 204
Mississauga, ON
Canada L5A 3V8
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Intersection Hurontario St (Hwy 10) and Dundas St E
Mailing Address 130 Dundas St E 
Suite 204 
Mississauga, ON 
Canada L5A 3V8
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

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