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Koala Place Child and Youth Advocacy Centre is a child-friendly and child-focused centre in which multi-disciplinary professionals provide service to children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence and maltreatment. All under one roof, working closely and independently for the purpose of providing a comprehensive, seamless response to child abuse, Koala Place provides an approach to service in an environment that minimizes trauma and fosters healing.
Our vision is to help create a community that responds collectively to child abuse, and to empower those who are impacted by child abuse to lead healthy and productive lives.
To record the children’s stories, Koala Place is equipped with two interview rooms, with state of the art recording equipment, preserving the children’s statements to be used in the justice process if necessary. This practice reduces stress and fear, and healing begins more quickly when children, youth and families impacted by abuse receive the support they need from one place — when they tell their story once.
Koala Place, a one-stop child-focused facility, is available to the Cornwall Community Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service, The Children’s Aid Society of S.D. & G. and Victim Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Koala Place is utilized for the conduct of forensic interviews and interviews with non-offending caregivers and witnesses, family meetings, child protection assessments, Alternative Dispute Resolution, youth groups, case reviews, and other relevant case management procedures.
117 First Street East, Cornwall, ON K6H 1K8
Registration #: 85148 3453 RR0001
Protect a Child. Report Child Abuse.
-The Children's Aid Society of S.D. & G.: 613-933-2292
-Akwesasne Child & Family Services: 613-575-2341
If you suspect a child is in immediate danger, call 911.