These organizations are developing a CAC/CYAC in their communities

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Chinook - Chinook Sexual Assault Centre/Child Advocacy Centre

712- 4th Avenue
South Lethbridge, AB
T1J 0N9
toll-free 1-844-576-2512

Kristine Cassie, Chief Executive Officer

Cheryl Patterson, Manager





Southwest Alberta encompasses a large geographic area as well as many diverse communities including the City of Lethbridge, and the surrounding areas stretching to the United States border, British Columbia, Claresholm, and Taber. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional, unceded lands and traveling routes of the Piikani, Kainai, and Siksika Nations; and the Metis people living and working in Blackfoot Territory. The Chinook Sexual Assault Centre is the parent organization of the Chinook Child Advocacy Centre. We will be opening on August 1, 2021 virtually and will have our physical space built by the late fall of 2021
Fort McMurray - Care Centre for Children and Youth
9917 Fraser Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H 2C5


Janine Keagan
Care Centre for Children & Youth Manager/Sexual Assault Program Manager
780-743 4691 x 232 or 587-834-1570

Michele Taylor
Waypoints Executive Director
780-743-4691 x 227

We are planning to open the first Child and Youth Advocacy Centre for the Wood Buffalo Region in January of 2019.  It will be owned and operated by Waypoints Community Services Association.  The centre will be called the “Care Centre for Children and Youth” and will be located in Fort McMurray.  The centre seeks to improve outcomes for children and youth who have experienced abuse in our community.  Partner agencies work together to ensure the best possible outcome is reached for children and their supporting families.

Community organizations collaborating on the project are:  Wood Buffalo RCMP, Northeast Alberta Children’s Services, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Victim’s Services and Waypoints Community Services Association.


Medicine Hat - Southeastern Alberta Sexual Assault Response Committee
Suite 108, 640 3rd Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB
T1A 0H5


Christina Johnson, Executive Director




British Columbia

Prince George - Carrier Sekani Family Services
Tracy Michell
250-561-1271 x 101



New Brunswick

Saint John's - Kit's Place Child and Youth Advocacy Centre




Katina Feggos Russell, Clinical Case Manager
506-634-8295 x 205

Kit’s Place Child and Youth Advocacy Centre will be a program of Family Plus Life Solutions. Since 1929, Family Plus has been providing services to families, individuals and couples. We are a registered charity and the largest non-profit therapeutic service in New Brunswick and part of a National network of Family Service organizations.  We provide professional services such as counselling, education and advocacy for individuals and families.



Newfoundland And Labrador

St. John's - Child & Youth Advocacy Centre - Newfoundland and Labrador
21 Adams Avenue
P.O. Box 2336  Stn. C
St. John’s, NL
A1C 6E7Cathy Morris, Coordinator

The Child & Youth Advocacy Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador began development following the establishment of an Interagency Steering Committee in 2017. The Interagency Steering Committee, led by the host agency Key Assets, is comprised of community and government partners, including the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development; Royal Newfoundland Constabulary; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Victim Services, Justice and Public Safety; Eastern Health Child and Adolescent Mental Health; Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre; and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  With funding provided by the Department of Justice, a feasibility study was completed in 2018, and the need for the development of a Child & Youth Advocacy Centre in Newfoundland and Labrador (CYAC-NL) was reaffirmed.

The CYAC-NL will bring together multidisciplinary teams in a co-located model, to provide an integrated, coordinated and comprehensive response that is client-centered and trauma-informed and designed to address the needs of children and youth who have been victims of or witnesses to crime and their families. CYAC services are voluntary and offered to children, youth and their non-offending family members during the investigation process by police and/or child protection services. The CYAC multidisciplinary team will provide both immediate and ongoing supports and will seek to minimize system-induced trauma and support longer-term well-being by providing a child-friendly facility for young victims and their families. This model of service provision will see a more communicative and collaborative system for the professionals working with children, youth and families at the Centre.The CYAC-NL is scheduled to open in fall 2021.



Kingston CYAC

Dorothy Evans

Jaime Jensen





Newmarket - Cedar Centre
17705 Leslie Street, Unit 12
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 3E3


Leslie McCallum
Project Leader, Director of Research and Program Evaluation

Alison Peck, Executive Director
905-853-3040 x 305

Cedar Centre is the lead agency for the development of a Child and Youth Advocacy for York Region.  Project partners include York Regional Police and York Region Children’s Aid Society. We are currently in the model development phase of the project and are aiming to have a pilot in place by July 2022.

This project would not be possible without the generous support of our funders, the Department of Justice Canada, and Ontario Trillium Foundation.



London - Beacon House
Dan Ashbourne, Executive Director
519-679-7250 x 107

Dr. Kim Harris, Assistant Executive Director
519-679-7250 x 151



Montreal - Marie Vincent Fondation


4689 Papineau, 3d floor
Montreal, Québec
H2H 1V4

Myriam Ariey-Jouglard
Director of projects and development

Élodie Bergeron
Director of clinical services

Since 2006, Marie-Vincent Foundation has been providing services to children who are victims of sexual violence, as well as their families. Marie-Vincent Foundation is planning to open a second Child and Youth Advocacy Centre for the Montérégie region in the spring of 2021. After an extensive needs assessment and consultation with the community partners, the new CYAC will be located in the town of Châteauguay.



Whitehorse - Project Lynx (Virtual CYAC)
Lareina Twardochleb
Director, Victim Services

Project Lynx works to enhance services for child and youth services and witnesses of crime by applying national best practices for child advocacy centres to Yukon’s northern context.  Project Lynx is a “virtual” child and youth advocacy centre coordinated out of Victim Services in Whitehorse; a dedicated, neutral, child-friendly space has not yet been developed.  In January 2014, a multi-disciplinary team of professionals began working together to provide an integrated service system for child and youth victims and witnesses and their families as they navigate justice processes. The team has coordinated services for young victims and track, monitor and review matters on the basis of best practices for child and youth advocacy centres.

Project Lynx has supported the upgrading of interview spaces and witness rooms in police detachments to be child-friendly and developmentally appropriate, including improvements to video conferencing infrastructure to increase the participation and testimony of child and youth victims and witnesses throughout Yukon communities. The team have developed resources for justice professionals to support work with young victims and witnesses and implemented joint training for participating agencies on legislation related to child testimony in court and skills for working with child witnesses. The Project Lynx Coordinator travels to Yukon communities to collaborate with service providers and coordinate services for child and youth victims of crime.