Christie Refugee Welcome Centre and the Centre for Refugee Children have teamed up to help provide one of the most vulnerable populations in Canada with basic needs. From families who’ve migrated together, now living at our shelter to unaccompanied or separated minors living on their own, these individuals need our help. We’ve identified some of the basic needs these families and youth have, and we ask for your help to provide them.

Click the donate link to donate to our basic needs fund or if you would like to drop off items or have any questions contact us at


In addition to Basic Needs for our refugee clients, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre also has needs for our shelter. We feed 76 residents 3 meals a day plus snacks. That’s 83,220 meals and 55,480 snacks every year. As you can imagine, plates and cups get broken all the time and utensils get lost. We’re in need  of new or used dinner plates, cereal bowls, coffee mugs, drinking glasses, forks, spoons and knives. If you can donate any of these items please contact Benche Garcia at