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The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture

The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) provides an array of services to survivors of torture and war, helping them to rebuild lives, families, and communities as they negotiate the complex legal and social systems faced by newcomers to Canada. Their response is fundamentally social, focusing on a cultivation of connection, solidarity, and meaning that had been profoundly undermined through political and personal violence. In partnership with community organizations and working within a human rights framework, CCVT has helped thousands of individuals and families from over 100 countries make a home in Canada. Read more...

The Dream Team

The Dream Team is a group of consumer survivors who have developed a way to use their personal stories and experiences to successfully influence housing policy and practice for persons with mental illness and addictions. The organization is built on a foundation of consumer-driven activism and a deep personal commitment to the value of supportive housing. They are aided in their work through the support of volunteers and in partnerships with policy makers, researchers, and service providers. Drawing on these organizational pillars they have developed a model that builds community, inspires others living with mental illness, brings systemic injustice and incompetence to light, and offers real solutions. Read more...

Native Child and Family Services

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) grew out of concern about how child welfare systems were treating Aboriginal families and the large number of Aboriginal children adopted into non-Aboriginal families. Offering extensive and wide-ranging programs to Aboriginal families in Toronto, NCFST very strongly and successfully advocated for an alternative: a service focused on preventing apprehension by protecting families, and a service grounded in Indigenous values and self-determination. The mission of NCFST is to work towards “a life of quality, wellbeing, caring and healing for our children and families in the Toronto Native Community.” Read more...

Southeast Toronto Organization

SETo (South East Toronto Organization) is a coalition of 15 health and social service agencies working in formal and informal partnership, within the boundaries of Yonge, Bloor-Danforth, Coxwell, and Lake Ontario. The main goal is to coordinate services and affect public policy concerning accessibility and appropriate care for marginalised and vulnerable populations. Every 2 months since 1989 executive leadership at each of the agencies listed below come together to discuss problems, shared interests, and strategy for addressing the systemic problems faced by marginalized persons. Read more...

Trans Programs at the 519 Community Centre

The Trans Programs at “the 519” is a multi-service program that serves the transgender, transsexual, and Two-spirit community, with a focus on lower-income, street-involved, homeless, sex-working and marginalized members of the trans communities. The Trans Programs grew from a strong base of community advocacy which mobilized in response to the murders of three Toronto sex trade workers on Victoria Day in 1996. For many trans people in Toronto, Trans Programs are a lifeline, providing information, referrals, peer support and employment opportunities in a social climate that does not otherwise embrace trans identities. Read more...

 

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