UPDATE👋🗣📯: Due to limited USED clothing storage, we can now ONLY ACCEPT winter coats and boots. After January 15th, we can resume accepting other gently used clothing items. Thank you! (Please note: We are continuing to accept brand new items from our 🎁🎁🎁 3 Gifts Initiative: https://christiestreetrc.com/christmas2018/)
The approaching holiday season is a time of great need for many and that includes the refugee families that live in our shelter who are spending their first Christmas in Canada. Our 'Three Gifts' initiative is a great reminder of the true meaning of Christmas and an encouragement to give to those most [...]
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Don Posterski, June 13, 2018. Don was a friend of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre and was actively involved in the early years when we started as World Vision Reception Centre in 1989. Over the ensuing years, he kept in touch [...]
Come celebrate World Refugee Day with us! We would like to invite you to a special event that we are holding on the first day of summer, Wednesday, June 20th. We want to mark World Refugee Day (#WRD2018) with an event that is part open house and part neighbourhood party! [...]
What were we up to at Christie Refugee Welcome Centre in 2017? Explore our 2017 Annual Report to discover 2017 highlights, photos, stats, and more! Our 2017 Financial Statements are also available for review.
Download the 'Christmas Initiatives Guide' hi-res 8.5x11 Postcard to print and distribute: FRONT BACK 12 Days of Christmas The approaching holiday season is a time of great need for many and that includes the refugee families that live in our shelter who are spending their first Christmas in Canada. [...]
Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Announces New Executive Director Christie Refugee Welcome Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Chaise as the Executive Director of the Centre effective October 16, 2017. This appointment follows the retirement of Linda Moorcroft (https://christiestreetrc.com/retirement-announcement/) who has provided leadership, direction and inspiration to the [...]
Announcing the Retirement of Linda Moorcroft, Executive Director For the past two decades, Linda Moorcroft has been at the helm of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre. Linda began her career in December 1997 as the Manager of World Vision Reception Centre. In 1997, the Centre was receiving and providing settlement services [...]
On #WorldRefugeeDay (June 20), and in the weeks leading up, we hope you will join us in celebrating and honouring the lives of refugees by engaging with and sharing the following resources in your schools, churches, communities, and home.
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have reached our $120,000 campaign goal to renovate our back parking lot into a recreational and playground space for homeless refugee families living in our shelter. This achievement would not have been possible without the generous support of the Gordon and Ruth Gooder [...]