Solidarity Statement in Support of Anti-Racism

We express our opposition to racism and reaffirm our commitment to anti-racism as a core value. We condemn the systemic racist violence and police brutality against Black, Indigenous, and other racialized peoples in Canada and abroad. Racism has no place in our society, and we have a responsibility not only to condemn discriminatory behaviour, but also to take action to support inclusion for all. We recognize that statements of support for anti-racism alone are insufficient and must be accompanied by ongoing and concrete actions.

Update to All Clients, August 10, 2020

The CFTC will be reopening on a limited, phased and virtual basis beginning the week of September 7th, 2020. As physical access to the university remains restricted and Public Health continues calls for physical distancing and wearing of face coverings, the centre will only be conducting virtual therapy at this time.

CFTC client Intake will begin the week of August 31st. To be eligible for services in this new environment you will require the following:

  • Internet access sufficient to video conference.
  • Suitable privacy in your environment.
  • Must be physically in Ontario while virtually attending sessions.
  • Have an email account other than one supplied by the university (e.g.,,, etc.).

During the first phase of opening, sessions will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If you meet the requirements and would like to receive virtual therapy services, or have questions about electronic practice please email the Interim Client Services Coordinator, Julia Biamonte, at or by phone at 519-824-4120 ext. 56335.

As we anticipate a high demand for our services, we will do our best to contact you in a timely manner. We thank you for your continued understanding as we continue to adapt to life in a pandemic and a new method of service delivery for our clinical training program.

Please check the following for continued updates on our phased reopening:

We strongly encourage that you draw on your internal resources and seek the support of friends, family and neighbours. Many community services are beginning to offer services in a variety of formats. Services such as Here 24/7, and Kids Help Phone continue to be available. In an emergency or life-threatening situation, contact your family doctor, call 911 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

Email and voice mails will continue to be monitored.

Please be advised that the virtual Centre will be closed Monday August 24th — Friday August 28th. Messages will not be monitored during this time. The Centre will open virtually on Monday August 31st, 2020.

Stay safe and be kind.