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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.

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

Ottawa memorial

June 23, 2016 – The National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism is marked every year on June 23 in Canada on the anniversary of the bombing of Air India Flight 182 off the coast of Ireland. On this day, flags across Canada are flown at half-mast to honour the victims of the bombing, as well as other acts of terrorist violence that have taken lives of Canadians.  The CRCVC stands in solidarity with all those affected by extremist violence and acts of terrorism. There are memorial ceremonies today across Canada and in Ireland to remember the lives taken too soon:

Montreal
6:30 pm, at Air India 182 Memorial
Monk Island at Lachine Canal (near the Fur Trade Museum)
1255 Saint-Joseph Boulevard
Lachine, Quebec

Toronto
Two memorial services will be held in Toronto:
– 12 noon at Air India 182 memorial on the south lawn of Queens’ Park &
– 6:30 pm at Air India 182 memorial
in Humber Bay Park East, Etobicoke
(South of Lakeshore Blvd at Parklawn Rd)

Ottawa
6:30 pm at Air India 182  memorial
In Commissioner’s Park, near Dow’s lake

Vancouver
6:30 pm at Air India 182 memorial in Stanley Park

Ireland
23 June, 8 am to 9 am – 31st anniversary service at Air India 182 memorial; one minute silence from 8.12 to 8.13 am; followed by prayers by the families present; speeches by dignitaries; refreshments.

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

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