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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.

2016 OVERVIEW

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

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Campaigns

Bedding for Homeless Refugee Families

Bedding

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

Winter Scene

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

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