Group Name:  Christie Refugee Welcome Centre- Support Groups for refugees

Description: Services included:

Shelter and support program

Support program is open to any refugees that have been in Canada for under 6 months who are single women or families

  • Basic needs assessment upon arrival to the shelter and referrals for further follow up
  • Assistance to access basic services such as healthcare, education, ESL, banking
  • Help to make refugee claims
  • Housing orientations and support to secure permanent housing
  • Provision of cross-cultural and health promotion workshops
  • On-site workshops are offered on parenting, budgeting, children & safety, and health issues.

Support program

  • Advocacy
  • Participation in residents, family and children’s meetings
  • In-house computer lab
  • Gifts-in-kind (clothing, personal care items)
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Special events – outings, holiday celebrations, March break activities
  • New back pack for each child’s first day of school

Where:  42 Christie Street, Toronto, On, M6G 3B1

Contact information:  www.christiestreetrc.com

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