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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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Bedding for Homeless Refugee Families


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

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$50 of $12,500 raised
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Winter Coat and Boots

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Help provide newly arrived refugee families with the basic essentials to stay warm during a Canadian winter.

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$100 of $5,000 raised
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Christmas Campaign

Merry Christmas 2017

Give a gift to refugee families who live in our shelter and are spending their first Christmas in Canada.

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$75 of $10,000 raised
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Recent News

World Refugee Day 2017

May 1st, 2017|Events|

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.

Give Kids a Place to Play

March 3rd, 2017|Supporters|

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 [...]

12 Days of Christmas

November 10th, 2016|Events|

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 12 Days of Christmas [...]


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