Why do we do it?
By participating in the Polar Bear Dip, you are supporting Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre
Boost CYAC is a Toronto charity that works to prevent child abuse and provides critical support
to children and families when abuse takes place.
The centre brings together all professionals involved in child abuse cases under one roof, for a
coordinated response to child abuse victims. Our team of highly-skilled professionals
collaborate on cases, take actions that prevent re-victimization, and support the child’s long-
term well-being, as well as non-offending family members.
In addition to housing the only centre of its kind in Toronto, Boost CYAC offers a number of
direct services including, primary prevention, public education, trauma assessment and therapy
and court preparation for child witnesses.
Boost CYAC is a centre of leadership, promoting excellence in child abuse services, research,
training and education – a collective community response to protecting Toronto’s children from