Participate in the Train the Trainer: National Trauma-Informed Care Project

October 13, 2022 - 1:00pm to February 9, 2023 - 4:00pm
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Greetings on behalf of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT),

You are invited to participate in the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT)’s Train the Trainer: National Trauma-Informed Care Project. Having delivered this training in Ontario, we are now extending our invitation to target settlement organizations, sponsorship agreement holders, and institutions throughout CanadaIf you have not previously attended this training (when it was delivered in Ontario) please register by August 31st.


The project’s purpose is to develop national tools and manuals and provide professional training for those working with survivors of torture, genocide, and crimes against humanity. This will help all of us share our expertise and develop best practices that we can all use in our agencies. Your participation and feedback are valuable to this project.

The input you give and the experiences you share will be used to re-evaluate the tools, manuals, and professional training that we all have developed. This training will launch across Canada starting Thursday, October 13th, 2022 @ 1PM-4PM EST and will run every second Thursday of every month for a total of 5 training sessions, ending on Thursday, February 9th, 2023@ 1PM-4PM EST. The training will be delivered in English; however, French interpreters will be available.

To ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate, each organization can register a maximum of 2 participants and 2 waiting lists. We invite you or your senior manager to complete and send back the registration form. The registration will be free of charge. We would hope to have your response by Tuesday, August 31th, 2022.

Thank you for your time and we hope you are staying safe! Please feel free to contact me and our Training Module Project Manager (Mahnoush Kay Kohpaei at if you have any questions or concerns.

Please find the Train-the-Trainer delivery dates below:

CCVT’s Train-the-trainer: National Trauma Informed Care Project

Training Course Schedule

Training Module


Topic 1: Principles of Trauma-Informed Service

Thursday, October 13th 2022 @ 1PM-4PM EST

Topic 2: Making Meaning and Migration

Thursday, November 10th 2022 @ 1PM-4PM EST

Topic 3: Women Survivors of Torture and Settlement

Thursday, December 8th 2022 @ 1PM-4PM EST

Topic 4: Silent Victims - Youth Settlement Needs

Thursday, January 12th 2023 @ 1PM-4PM EST

Topic 5: Self-Care & Vicarious Trauma - Team Approaches and Social Support

Thursday, February 9th 2023 @ 1PM-4PM EST

We would be happy to be your host. As you are aware this training is free and supported by IRCC for all agencies nationally.

Train the trainer training is available if you are staff of an agency and representing an agency and not open to the public.

If you are interested in participating, please register directly with the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT).

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:
Mahnoush Kay Kohpaei, Training Module Project Manager, at
Kiana Sarmadi, Administrative and Outreach Assistant, at