Refugee Resources

Refugee Resources

Government Resources

211 Toronto

211 Toronto – Links to settlement services for newcomers (including employment programs, language training, interpretation services, etc.), 211 Toronto is a directory of community, government and social service agencies in the GTA.

Newcomer Settlement Program

The Ontario government supports the Newcomer Settlement Program. Community settlement agencies right across Ontario deliver this program. is a government sponsored web site which provides a wide range of topics and information assisting new Canadians in the settlement process.

Refugee Reception Houses

Adam House

Adam House 430 Gladstone Avenue Toronto, ON M6H 3H9, Canada

Casa el Norte

Casa el Norte 281 Central Avenue Fort Erie, ON L2A 3TA, Canada

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre 43 Christie Street Toronto, ON M6G 3B1, Canada

FCJ Refugee Centre

FCJ Refugee Centre 208 Oakwood Avenue Toronto, ON M6E 2V4, Canada

Harbour Light

Harbour Light 160 Jarvis Street Toronto, ON M5B 2E1, Canada

Matthew House

Matthew House There are multiple locations for Matthew House.

Micah House

Micah House 205 Holton Avenue South Scarborough, ON M1G 1E7, Canada

Romero House

Romero House 1558 Bloor Street West Toronto M6P 1A4, Canada

Training Resources

Finding Our Way

The Finding Our Way resource is a practical, interdenominational Guide To Action for congregational leaders in Canada developed from the Role of Churches Research project. It features 11 key strategies (described as “Wayfinding Actions”) that Church leaders can use in working with — and learning from — immigrants and refugees.

Refugees are our neighbours

When we think of refugees we often hear of the Biblical call to ‘welcome the stranger.’ And welcoming the stranger is a good first step. Our hope is that this workshop will help Christian citizens to work with their refugee neighbours for justice. The cornerstone is a 90-minute workshop, but there’s lots more in this

Related Research

Beyond The Welcome Project

This project focused on how Canadian Churches are welcoming new immigrants. This was a collaboration between World Vision, TIM Centre and CCBR.

The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration

The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration is a national research project conducted across Canada by the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) in five cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Moncton and Halifax) and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).