On April 1, 2015, Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) integrated with Fred Victor. CRCT has had a respected, 40-year history in Toronto of redefining and improving the care and support of people with mental health challenges.
In 1973, the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (now the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) convened representatives from more than 35 Toronto treatment and rehabilitative facilities to discuss improvement and changes to aftercare services. The result was the formation of Community Resources Consultants (CRC), an organization whose role was to support and enable adults with serious mental health problems.
In 1979, CRC officially became Community Resources Consultants of Toronto, a non-profit community mental health organization funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Since then, CRCT has been forging relationships and partnerships with consumers of the mental health system and their families, and other service providers.
CRCT has been instrumental in creating a number of supportive programs and services over the last 40 years, including the Supportive Housing Coalition, mental health outreach services for homeless women, mental health outreach services for families, and a comprehensive guide to navigating mental health services in Toronto.
CRCT has redefined and improved the care and support of people with mental health challenges, enabling adults to live with dignity and fulfilment in the community.