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Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Christie Street Refugee Centre - 43 Christie Street

A place of welcome, safety, and support for refugees.

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto just minutes from Christie/Bloor in the Annex, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (CRWC) has provided emergency shelter and a warm welcome for refugee families from all ethnic, racial or religious backgrounds for more than two decades.

Approximately 300 homeless refugee claimants (100 families) from war-torn countries world-wide arrive at the Centre each year. At CRWC they receive the care, support and assistance they need to pursue their refugee claim and to reconstruct and begin their new lives in Canada.


Families Found Permanent Housing
Refugees in Shelter
Health Clinic Visits
Outreach Consultations Provided

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Shelter Bathroom Renovations

As a shelter that is home to over 250 homeless refugees each year, improvements to our buildings are vital to the service we provide.

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Bedding for Homeless Refugee Families

Help provide warm, new bedding for refugee families staying at the shelter. 

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Grocery Gift Cards

Help refugee families in the Outreach Program buy groceries as they move out of the shelter into the GTA. 

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Recent News

Jays Care Foundation

April 21st, 2016|Supporters|

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre is honoured to be a recipient of a Jays Care Foundation Grand Slam Grant to support our After-School Literacy Program for Refugee Children. Since 2000, Jays Care has invested $17.25 million [...]

Funding Partners:

City of Toronto

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Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

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