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Organization: Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre  
Phone Numbers: 416-515-1100
Toll-Free: 1-855-424-1100
Fax: 416-515-1227
890 Yonge St, 11th Fl
Toronto, ON
M4W 3P4
Intersection: Yonge St and Davenport Rd
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * some evening hours
Executives: Karyn Kennedy - President and Chief Executive Officer
Public Contacts: Lindsay Jolie - Director of Communications and Community Relations
416-515-1100 ext 59339 *
Service Description: Interdisciplinary coordination of services for child abuse victims and child abuse investigations * 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, Child Development Institute, and Hospital for Sick Children Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program, Radius Child and Family Services SAFE-T Program (see separate entries)

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

Assessment Directed Therapy -- contact Intake at 416-515-1100 ext 59231 * referral through children's aid societies, police, other professionals, or self referral where appropriate * individual trauma assessments for children 4-17 years who have been abused or have experienced trauma due to violence * child-focused, family-centred, strength-based therapy * facilitation of interagency responses * adolescent and parent/caregiver support groups

Child Victim Witness Support -- contact Intake at 416-515-1100 ext 59231 * referral through children's aid societies, Crown Attorney, police, school board, or other professional * individual court preparation and support for witnesses 3-17 years and supporting adults prior to criminal court proceedings * Cory Goes to Court, and -- supportive interactive websites

Prevention Education -- contact Program Manager * comprehensive prevention program for school personnel and parents * orientation sessions for schools * lessons on personal safety, assertiveness skills, self esteem and healthy relationships * child abuse prevention and awareness training for child care centres and community-based programs * training manuals

Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Counselling Referral Program, 416-515-1100 ext 59338, 1-855-424-1100 ext 59338 -- funding for short term immediate counselling for victims of Internet sexual exploitation who are, or were, 17 years and under when crime took place, and their immediate family members * see separate entry for details

Fees: Client services -- free * training programs and materials -- fee
Application: See individual programs for application procedures
Eligibility / Target Population: Children 4-17 years who have experienced abuse, and their parents/caregivers * may vary, see specific program
Languages: English
Area Served:
Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Etobicoke, Toronto, York - Toronto  
See Also: Child Abuse and Welfare
Child Safety
Victim Services

This information was last completely updated on February 6, 2018

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