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Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Christie Street Refugee Centre - 43 Christie Street

A place of welcome, safety, and support for refugees.

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto just minutes from Christie/Bloor in the Annex, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (CRWC) has provided emergency shelter and a warm welcome for refugee families from all ethnic, racial or religious backgrounds for more than two decades.

Approximately 300 homeless refugee claimants (100 families) from war-torn countries world-wide arrive at the Centre each year. At CRWC they receive the care, support and assistance they need to pursue their refugee claim and to reconstruct and begin their new lives in Canada.

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Campaigns

Shelter Renovations

As a shelter that is home to over 250 homeless refugees each year, improvements to our buildings are vital in providing a safe, welcoming space.

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Send a Child to Summer Camp

Give a refugee child the gift of summer camp. $100 sends one child to camp.

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$800 of $5,000 raised
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Welcome Home Grocery Carts

Provide refugee families with a grocery cart filled with supplies as they move out of the shelter into their new home! $75 provides one filled grocery cart to a refugee family.

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$775 of $7,500 raised
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Recent News

Executive Director Announcement

August 9th, 2017|Announcement|

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Announces New Executive Director Christie Refugee Welcome Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Chaise as the Executive Director of the Centre effective October 16, 2017. This appointment follows [...]

Retirement Announcement

August 9th, 2017|Announcement|

Announcing the Retirement of Linda Moorcroft, Executive Director For the past two decades, Linda Moorcroft has been at the helm of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre. Linda began her career in December 1997 as the Manager [...]

World Refugee Day 2017

May 1st, 2017|Events|

On #WorldRefugeeDay (June 20), and in the weeks leading up, we hope you will join us in celebrating and honouring the lives of refugees by engaging with and sharing the following resources in your schools, churches, communities, and home.

Partners:

City of Toronto

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Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

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Second Harvest

Daily Bread Food Bank