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We are pleased to announce that start October 1st, 2018 we will be launching a new text support service!

How it works: During the hours listed below, we will be available to provide support and information, via text, to victims and survivors of crime. You can text at 613-208-0747 and one of our trained CRCVC victim support workers will be able to answer you back, via text.

Hours:

  • Mondays: 8:00pm – 1:00am EST (English, Tagalog, Ilocano)
  • Tuesdays: 8:00pm – 12:00 midnight EST (English, Tagalog, Ilocano)
  • Thursdays: 5:00pm – 1:00am EST (English & French)

Our online chat is also still available, at the same hours!

Help for victims of Toronto’s van attack, or who to call if you need help yourself

Information regarding the van incident on Yonge St. between Finch and Sheppard Aves, April 23, 2018

Members of the public who may be concerned their loved ones were involved in the Toronto van attack incident are asked to contact the Sunnybrook Hospital’s family information and support centre at 1-416-480-4940.

Toronto Police have set up a hotline for family and friends of victims at 416-808-8085.

If you need the assistance of Victim Services Toronto, you can call 416-808-7066 or visit http://victimservicestoronto.com/. They are available to help 24/7, with crisis counsellors and volunteers.

What’s Up Walk-In provides free mental health counselling, with no appointment or health card necessary: information on their six Toronto locations can be found at whatsupwalkin.ca.

Can you help?

You can visit blood.ca to find the nearest clinic to donate blood. Canadian Blood Services said it is “closely monitoring the response effort in Toronto to ensure patients affected by the collision receive blood and blood products as needed.”

Both Sunnybrook hospital and North York General are treating victims. Both hospitals take donations.

Islamic Relief Canada has also set up a fundraiser for the families of victims.

Do you have information?

The Toronto Police have created a hotline for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them at 416-808-8750. A web portal has also been created for people to submit photos and videos.

The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime offers support, research and education to survivors and stakeholders.

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