Sojourn House

Where: 101 Ontario Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2V2, Canada

Contact information: | | Phone Numbers Shelter: 416-864-0515 | Transitional Housing: 416-864-9900 | Administration: 416-864-9136

Languages: All  

  • Short term Emergency shelter for separated youth, single men, women and families
    • information based counselling  in settlement process
    • help finding and securing housing
    • Referral to ESL, medical services and community supports
    • 24-hour supportive counselling
    • Community kitchen program with free meals
  • Transitional housing. A 2 year subsidized program to support refugees that have had difficulties with their transition and require longer term support
    • General supportive counseling
    • Assistance in securing housing
    • Support with all phases of the refugee determination process and landing processes
    • Assistance accessing educational programs including ESL courses, employment training and post-secondary programs
    • Coordination with external service providers
    • Community outreach
    • Orientation sessions and monthly tenant meetings
    • Building group activities and recreational programming
    • Volunteer peer-support program
    • Homework club, tutorial assistance and age appropriate recreational programs for children and youth
    • Food co-op for tenants where  they can purchase seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables  
    • Can buy low cost meals through the community kitchen     
  • Drop in services- drop in support and referral services for refugees  


Romero House

Where: 1558 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON, M6p 1A4

Contact | | 416-763-1303

Languages: English, French and Spanish

Transitional housing program

  • support with settlement
  • social and emotional support
  • kids club
  • women’s support group
  • retreats throughout the year
  • summer camp
  • celebrate birthdays and christmas together  

Walk in Program

  • settlement assistance
  • accessing legal aid
  • finding a lawyer
  • accessing food banks
  • refugee claim process support
  • weekly food bank and clothing boutique


Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

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

Contact information: 

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


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