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New Executive Director

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 [...]

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

CRWC’s Mental Health Project

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, [...]

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

Children’s Program visit to O’Neill Centre

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 [...]

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

Employment Elevates Lives

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. [...]

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

Exciting News – A Launch and a Ride

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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