Community Safety& Wellbeing

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Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP)

The Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP) works across Toronto providing support and resources to communities impacted by violent and traumatic incidents.

ExpandAbout the Community Crisis Response Program

The Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP) works across Toronto providing support and resources to communities impacted by violent and traumatic incidents.

By providing immediate supports, the CCRP mobilizes local resources to address individual/group needs, coordinates community debriefings and facilitates information sharing.

Long-term supports offered by the program include establishing training and education sessions, facilitating community safety audits, and fostering the development of innovative, community safety projects.

ExpandHow It Works

On a daily basis, CCRP staff gather and receive information on critical incidents from police, print and TV media, community organizations and other municipal services. Within a 24-hour period, CCRP staff coordinate needs assessments for crisis response activities through communications with City services, police, community service agencies and private sector. Community discussions are conducted in consultation and coordination with the Community Crisis Intervention and Support Team (CCIST) operated by Toronto Public Health.

Community issues requiring long-term strategies are referred on to the Community Development Officer(s) assigned to the area where possible (if the incident occurred in a priority area), to a local network of community agencies (if one exists), or to a community agency operating in the area.

An assessment for long-term supports is made either through an individual meeting with local groups or agencies, or through community meetings following a critical incident. These supports may include coordinating capacity building workshops, assisting in developing community-based response systems, or supporting community development initiatives in the absence of other dedicated resources.

ExpandWorkshops

Residents who have an interest in, or are already engaged in volunteering within their communities are encouraged to participate.

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ExpandPartners/ Emergency Contacts

Agencies include:

  • City Divisions
  • Community Health Centres
  • Legal Clinics
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Ethno-Cultural Agencies
  • Ministry of Corrections and Community Safety
  • Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Partners include:

Emergency Contacts

Police, Fire & Ambulance (Emergency)
911

Police (Non-Emergency)
416-808-2222

Distress Centre
416-595-1716

Ontario Association of Food Banks
416-656-4100

Street Helpline
416-392-3777

Toronto Public Health Crisis Support
416-717-0550

Victim Services Toronto
416-808-7066

Program Team

Stephen Linton - Supervisor & East District
416-392-8710
slinton@toronto.ca

Saleha Nahdi - Community Development for West District
416-392-8697
snahdi@toronto.ca

Scerena Officer - Community Development for Central District
416-392-9275
soffice@toronto.ca

Scott Mckean - Manager, Community Development
416-392-0103
smckean2@toronto.ca

Community Crisis Response Fund

The Community Crisis Response Fund is designed to provide one-time financial assistance to initiatives or activities that address a specific violent incident/crisis in a community and contributes to community capacity building and/or community healing.