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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.

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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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Baby Baskets

Support refugee moms and babies with essential supplies. $100 provides one Baby Basket to a mom and newborn. 

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Recent News

Ride for Refuge

October 1st, 2016|Events|

Thanks to our staff teams, church partner teams (& MANY OTHERS!) who cycled in the Ride for Refuge 2016. CRWC teams participated in the new downtown RIDE location and loved being in the Beaches for this event. [...]

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 [...]

Partners:

City of Toronto

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Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

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Second Harvest

Daily Bread Food Bank