CTI maintains and sponsors various outreach programs.
Click on each title below for details of the program:
Community Support Program
The Community Support Program helps to re-establish or strengthen community ties for youth so that they can realize their positive potential, fulfil any sanctioned requirements, and pursue a pro-social productive lifestyle. A Program Facilitator provides one-to-one counselling using Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques, problem solving and brokerage services linking Probation Officers, youth employment and educational resources and other youth serving agencies. Youth must be between the ages of 12-17 with current justice system involvement in order to participate. Funding is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
Counselling and Support Services
Counselling and Support Services seeks to reduce antisocial thinking patterns and improve prosocial attitudes, values and beliefs for high-risk individuals with justice involvement. The program utilizes module-based learning and individual counselling sessions to target risk factors using techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Stages of Change. Clients must be referred through the Toronto Anti-Guns and Gangs Unit (TAGGU) Probation and Parole Services. Funding is provided by the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General.
Emergency Support Services (ESS)
Emergency Support Services provides individualized support for a period of 8 weeks. Clients are supported with assessments and individualized case plans that target their individual goals which may include service focuses such as social isolation, mental health concerns, and/or criminal justice involvement. Individuals in this program receive weekly individual counselling, access to group-based workshops, and progress monitoring scales to support their growth. Six months of follow up is also provided. Participants must be current recipients of Ontario Works (OW) and reside in the City of Toronto. Funding is provided by Employment & Social Services – City of Toronto.
Inspiring Minds is a youth prevention program designed to facilitate pro-social leadership skills for at-risk youth aged 12-18. Programming takes place in collaboration with select school partners within the Toronto District and Toronto Catholic District School Boards, as well as various community partners. Sessions are delivered in both small group and whole class environments focused on supporting youth to develop skills that enhance their resiliency and connection to school and the community through personal development, training and skills enhancement, and community outreach. Funding is provided through the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
Life-Skills, Employment, and Productivity is a 4 week program that provides intensive pre-employment support to adults who have been involved with the criminal justice system, with the goal of obtaining permanent employment. Participants will receive evidence-based training that covers: Problem-Solving, Communication Skills, Anger Management, Workshops, Resume Building, Money Management and more. Participants must be at least 18 years old and a recipient of Ontario Works to participate. Funding is provided by Employment & Social Services – City of Toronto.
Manifesting Amazing Dreams (M.A.D.)
Manifesting Amazing Dreams is a 15 week paid program, designed to facilitate pro-social leadership skills for gang involved and at-risk of gang involved youth aged 12 – 20. Youth acquire skills and competencies to enhance their resiliency from gang involvement and/or facilitate their transition out of gang involvement into pro-social life outcomes. This intervention program uses case management, personal development, and group based training and skills enhancement. Funding is provided through the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
Steps 2 Success Employment Program
Steps 2 Success is a 15-week paid employment program that supports youth, aged 15-30, with barriers to employment to re-enter the workforce, maintain permanent employment, or return to education. This program has two phases – a 6 week group based employment skills session and a 9-week work placement. Participants develop employment skills through workshops and team building experience, work on resume writing and mock interviews and how to resolve work conflicts. Funding is provided through Employment and Social Development Canada.
WorkForce Challenge is a 15-week paid employment program that supports youth, aged 15-30, who self-identify with a disability related to their mental health, to obtain permanent employment, or return to education. Participants will work both one on one with facilitators, and in a group setting to learn employability skills, participate in mindfulness activities, and learn how to implement cognitive behavioural skills into their daily lives. Participants will practice interviewing and complete a 9-week work placement. Funding is provided through Employment and Social Development Canada.