The Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) Counselling Program is a counselling referral and funding program established by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, and administered by Victim Services of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne.
The Program is available to children and youth throughout the Province of Ontario who have experienced exploitation involving the use of technology (not necessarily or solely through the Internet), as well as to their impacted family members.
The ICE Program provides referrals to short-term counselling for child and youth victims of Internet exploitation and to their impacted family members. If you are a victim, you can refer yourself to the program or be referred to the program by someone you trust – a teacher, police officer or victim services worker.
The Program provides services in French to clients who live in designated regions under the French Language Services Act; provides culturally-appropriate services for diverse clients, including Indigenous clients and interpretation services for clients who request services in languages other than English or French; and can accommodate the needs of clients with disabilities.
Services under the Program will be considered for applicants who meet all of the following eligibility criteria:
The Program will consider referrals received directly from an applicant or from individuals or referral sources completing the application on behalf of an applicant, including but not limited to:
Program Transition / Change in Agency Service Delivery Agency
Effective April 1, 2023
NOTE: Registered ICE Service Providers can expect to correspond with both Boost CYAC and Victim Services of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne for a period of time after March 31, 2023. This might be to be assigned new clients that were referred before that date or to process invoices for exiting clients.
Our Service Specialist will help you find a counsellor in your community. The counsellor you choose will be paid directly by the program once your appointments start. With government funding, The ICE Program will provide up to $1,500 towards the cost of counselling per child or youth victim(s), and $1,000 towards the cost of counselling per impacted family member. The cost of the counselling services will be paid directly by Victim Services of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne to the treatment provider.
To make a referral to the program please contact our Service Specialist at:
Toll Free: 1-866-264-8900
Toll Free: 1-866-264-8900