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Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

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

Recent News


December 4th, 2018|Announcement, Supporters|

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 [...]

Three Gifts for Christmas

October 11th, 2018|Supporters|

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 [...]

In Honour of Don Posterski

June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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 [...]


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