CCVTBlogs is a forum for people who have newly arrived in the city of Toronto to connect with each other and the community at large by sharing their experience of settlement. The posts on this blog were written by clients of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, which aids survivors to overcome the lasting effects of torture and war. The CCVT is a non-profit, registered charitable organization, and was founded in 1983 by a group of Toronto-based doctors and lawyers. The centre offers clients a variety of settlement and mental health services.