Employment Elevates Lives

2022-03-02T14:58:08-05:00November 9th, 2021|Elevate Spotlight, Uncategorized|

Megan Wilkinson, Elevate’s Employment Settlement Worker Our new "Elevate" program addresses the pivotal role employment plays within the settlement process for refugees. Christie launched the Elevate program this year with a 3-year Grow Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to provide employment and settlement services to refugee claimants. [...]

Exciting News – A Launch and a Ride

2021-10-18T15:02:52-04:00October 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|

ELEVATE Program Launch Supports Refugees Seeking Employment We are so proud and excited to share with you the new program we launched this spring – Elevate! Refugee Employment Services (Elevate). This program was designed to provide settlement and employment services to refugee claimants, helping them find and keep employment. Brought to life by [...]

We’ve Been Apart, Now Let’s Come Together

2021-07-26T10:54:55-04:00July 27th, 2021|Events, Uncategorized|

The pandemic kept us apart, but now we can come together again for a common cause! This will be our eighth year participating in the Ride for Refuge, taking place on Saturday October 2, 2021. (And this year, you don’t need to ride or walk . . . you can do whatever [...]

June is World Refugee Awareness Month

2021-06-01T09:42:40-04:00May 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|

and we have a lot to celebrate! Spring has Sprung and our Garden is Sprouting! Last year we launched our first community garden and we were so excited to see some of the plants have returned on their own. Carol has already been busy helping our children and families learn [...]

A Glimpse Into our 2020 Annual Report

2021-05-04T22:17:16-04:00May 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

This year our community rallied together to support Christie and our families in some pretty incredible ways! Our year started with the same shock as everyone else: "It was a Wednesday in March 2020 when we realized that everything we do at Christie had to change because a new unknown [...]

Introducing the Centre for Refugee Children

2021-06-06T09:44:07-04:00March 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

This is Steve Meagher and this is how you'll usually find him, doing whatever it takes to serve our clients. Steve is leaving his position as Shelter Manager at Christie to launch an exciting pilot project:  The Centre for Refugee Children. We sat down with Steve so he could tell you more about this ground-breaking [...]

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