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To Kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month, Boost CYAC Releases Report Revealing How Child & Youth Advocacy Centre Model Created Millions in Community-Wide Benefit While Providing Better Support to Victims

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To mark the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CAYC) is preparing to expand across the city of Toronto by opening a new, larger facility. This opening coincides with the public release of a recent study that uncovers the economic and social benefits of the child & youth advocacy centre model.

At the official opening next week, former Justice Minister and Boost CYAC Chair, The Honourable Peter MacKay will discuss the findings of the study that confirms the benefits of a model he has championed for years.

Interview and photo opportunities available.

Date:   Tuesday, October 2, 2018
     
Location:   Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre
245 Eglinton Ave. E, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4P 3B7
     
Time:   9:00 a.m.
     

About Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC)
Boost CYAC is the recognized leader for responding to child abuse response and providing necessary recovery services. A partnership with community and government agencies, it co-locates all professionals involved in child abuse cases under one roof, for a coordinated, interdisciplinary response to child abuse victims in Toronto. Boost CYAC partner agencies include Toronto Police Service, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Native Child & Family Service of Toronto, Jewish Family & Child, the SCAN Program at The Hospital for Sick Children, and Radius Child & Youth Services. In addition to housing Ontario’s largest child & youth advocacy centre, Boost CYAC offers a number of direct services including, primary prevention, public education, trauma assessment and therapy and court preparation for child witnesses. For further information, visit www.boostforkids.org.

Media Contact:
Lindsay Jolie, Director of Communications & Community Relations
(416) 560-7568 | jolie@boostforkids.org

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