I am extremely concerned about the recent acts of violence and safety concerns in our community. It is very upsetting. In response, our office has been in touch with Toronto Police Service, the City of Toronto Community Crisis Response Program and relevant stakeholders to assess the situation, respond and mobilize supports to those in need. The safety and well-being of residents is my paramount concern.
I would like to thank Toronto Police Service, 51 Division for their professionalism in handling some very difficult situations and making a number of arrests earlier this week. They have advised me that there are active investigations underway as a result of some of the recent incidents. The neighbourhood will have enhanced patrols and officers will continue to have a presence in the area.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to Police about these issues you can contact 51 Division at 416-808-5100.
The local Community Crisis Response Network that consists of multiple stakeholders was activated and has been implementing a coordinated support plan to ensure the community has access to supports. Our office will update you as soon as more information becomes available.
Please find below information from the City of Toronto 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. The CCRP is activated when a violent incident occurs in any neighbourhood in Toronto, i.e., shooting or stabbing. It is a coordinated program of municipal services, police, community organizations, faith communities and residents to assist a neighbourhood's response and recovery from traumatic incidents. http://www.toronto.ca/ccrp
We would like to inform you of resources available in the community to assist you, your family and the community to cope with any impact of this incident. If you or anyone you know is in need of assistance as a result of the recent incidents of violence in the community, please call any of the contacts below.
Toronto Police Services (EMERGENCY)
Toronto Police Services (Non-Emergency)
(416) 808 2222
Toronto Police Service – 51 Division
(416) 808 5100
City of Toronto – Sarah Rogers - Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP)
What's Up Walk In Youth 13-29yrs
Free Walk-In Mental Health Counselling. No fee. No appointment.
No Health Card. Six locations across Toronto.
Regent Park Community Health Centre
Non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving the health of Regent Park area residents and the community as a whole, by providing high quality, integrated primary health care services, health promotion services and community capacity building
Toronto Public Health - Crisis Support Team
Victim Services of Toronto
Victim Services Toronto provides 24/7 Immediate Crisis Response, intervention and prevention services which are responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by crime and sudden tragedies.
Province of Ontario
Victim Witness Assistance Program
Crisis Outreach Services for Seniors
*Calls are not recorded and Crime Stoppers does not have call display, guaranteeing your identity remains anonymous. People providing information will be given a secret code number. You will never be asked to identify yourself or testify in court.
(416) 222-TIPS (8477)
Provides 24-hour telephone support, 365 days a day. Offer round the clock response to those experiencing emotional distress or in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention. They also provide face to face support and counselling to people dealing with the effects of suicide and homicide.
Kids Help Phone Line
When young people reach out for help, either by phone or online. Kids Help Phone is there for them with the immediate, caring, professional, anonymous help and hope they need and deserve. Kids Help Phone doesn’t trace calls or IP addresses, and they don’t use call display.
1 (800) 668-6868
The Gerstein Centre provides crisis intervention to adults, living in the City of Toronto. The Centre provides supportive counselling for immediate, crisis issues and referrals to other services for on-going, non-crisis issues. Our service is a community mental health service and is non-medical.
crisis line, (416) 929-5200
referral line (416) 929-9897
Street Help Line
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