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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 refugees (100 families) from war-torn countries world-wide arrive at the Centre. At CRWC they receive the care, support and assistance they need to reconstruct and begin their new lives in Canada.


Families Found Permanent Housing
Refugees in Shelter
Health Clinic Visits
Outreach Consultations Provided

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Personal Care Kits

Sharing a Personal Care Kit

Help provide basic personal care items to refugees arriving at the shelter to improve their wellbeing and sense of dignity.

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Community Green Space Project

Architectural Drawing of Community Green Space

CRWC is planning to renovate a portion of our rear parking lot into a community space with a garden and playground for children.

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Christmas Campaign

Christmas 2016

Each Christmas, CRWC helps more than 100 families who are celebrating their first Christmas in Canada. Join us in providing gifts, groceries and celebrations to make the holiday season memorable.

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Recent News

12 Days of Christmas

November 10th, 2016|Events|

The approaching holiday season is a time of great need for many and that includes the refugee families that live in our shelter who are spending their first Christmas in Canada. Our 12 Days of Christmas [...]

Ride for Refuge

October 1st, 2016|Events|

Thanks to our staff teams, church partner teams (& MANY OTHERS!) who cycled in the Ride for Refuge 2016. CRWC teams participated in the new downtown RIDE location and loved being in the Beaches for this event. [...]

Jays Care Foundation

April 21st, 2016|Supporters|

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre is honoured to be a recipient of a Jays Care Foundation Grand Slam Grant to support our After-School Literacy Program for Refugee Children. Since 2000, Jays Care has invested $17.25 million [...]

Funding Partners:

City of Toronto

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Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

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