We are so grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a Capital Grant to purchase 1 new commercial washing machine, 2 new commercial dryers to replace old units and an air conditioning unit for our laundry room. Our shelter is consistently at capacity with 65 people and the laundry room [...]
We are saying goodbye to our executive director Sam Chaise after over five years in the role. Everyone at CRWC is grateful for the contributions he has made to our organization and our cause. Sam had a few words he wanted to share as he prepares to say goodbye: “The [...]
Every single Christie staff and volunteer has been inspired by the resilience we see everyday in refugee families. At the same time, we know that refugees to Canada have an elevated risk of experiencing a range of mental health problems as a result of their exposure to war, violence, torture, [...]
Last month, our Children's Program paid a visit to our neighbours, the O'Neill Centre, a long-term care home just next door to our shelter. Last year, our Children's Program workers thought of having the children do a musical performance for the residents at the O'Neill Centre and reached out to their team to try [...]
We are so grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for a 2 year grant to hire a Basic Needs Coordinator to connect with community and refugees to assess needs, provide referrals and support item collection.
We are so grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for a 1 year grant to build our staff capacity to identify, help and refer refugee claimants with increasing mental health issues stemming from the pandemic.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]