New Executive Director

2023-04-03T10:57:51-04:00April 3rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

CRWC’s Mental Health Project

2023-04-14T14:51:43-04:00April 3rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

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, [...]

Children’s Program visit to O’Neill Centre

2023-04-03T10:51:45-04:00April 3rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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