Counselling & Systems Navigation
Systems Navigation Program
CIHC recognizes that COVID-19 has created a challenging time for everyone, particularly those seeking abortion services. We recognize that a wide varity of barriers may prevent someone from accessing the abortion they need. CIHC is pleased to now offer clients systems navigation support via video conferencing. Clients can access support on a number of issues related to:
- Barriers accessing their abortion (travel, childcare, etc)
- Support for clients without access to insurance to cover the cost of
- Support applying for COVID related financial support
- Referrals to food banks and emergency shelters
- Mental health resources
- Support finding a primary care doctor or nurse practitioner
- Support navigating employment and immigrant services
CIHC is committed to supporting all persons whether or not they have access CIHC for an abortion previously or are considering using our services at this time.
CIHC is an organization that is committed to providing non-judgemental, client-centred support.
Decision/pregnancy options counselling
If you want to talk to someone before you make a decision, you can make an appointment for decision counselling only. Decision counselling is free, with or without an Ontario Health Card.
An experienced, non-judgmental, non-directive counsellor will help you look at your life situation, values, hopes, support system, plans for education, career, relationship, spiritual and religious concerns. She will offer printed resources to read, and exercises to take away with you, to assist in making the decision. The counsellor will make any referrals that interest you, including parenting or adoption supports, legal assistance, etc.