Welcome to Christie Refugee Welcome Centre!

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto in the Christie/Bloor neighbourhood, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (CRWC) has provided temporary shelter and a safe haven for refugee families from all ethnic, racial or religious backgrounds for over two decades.

Approximately 450 homeless refugees (150 families) from war-torn countries world-wide arrive at the Centre. Here they receive the care, support and assistance they need to reconstruct and begin their new lives in Canada.


CRWC Community Green Space Project


This year's World Refugee Day on June 20th will resonate more strongly than ever before. With each new story of sinking boats and separated families, we at Christie wish we could do more. And as a friend of Christie, we know that you feel the same way.


This year we have a special project that will make a significant impact on the 250+ refugees that live in our shelter every year. Christie is planning to renovate a portion of our rear parking lot into a community space with landscaped garden, multiple sitting areas, play space for children, and a recreation area (see architect's drawing above).


Others are agreeing that this will help alleviate the social isolation of refugees and is an impactful project worth supporting: $75,000 of the $120,000 cost has been raised thus far.


Please support us this World Refugee Day by making a donation here:



Our Vision & Mission

The Christie Refugee Welcome Centre is a place of welcome, safety and support for refugees.

We are a Christian organization serving and advocating for refugee families by providing safe, temporary housing, initial settlement services, and follow-up support.

We influence and engage the broader public through sponsorship, education and advocacy initiatives.

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To make a donation in memory of Yvonne Park, click here. Your support is what makes the work we do possible.

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Christie Refugee Welcome Centre  |  43 Christie Street  |  Toronto, ON  |  M6G 3B1
Tel. 416-588-9277
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