Refugee Resources

Government Resources is a government sponsored web site which provides a wide range of topics and information assisting new Canadians in the settlement process.


Newcomer Settlement Program

The Ontario government supports the Newcomer Settlement Program. Community settlement agencies right across Ontario deliver this program.

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.

Refugee Reception Houses

Adam House is located at 430 Gladstone Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6H 3H9, Canada. It accommodates 21 people for an average stay of eight weeks offering meals; information and referral; legal aid, immigration and social assistance; settlement services; and reception.

The Mathew House is a community of 3 homes in central Toronto that welcomes and assists newly arrived refugee claimants offering HOPE at the end of their long journey on the refugee highway.

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre is located in the heart of downtown Toronto in the Christie/Bloor neighbourhood, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (CRWC) has provided temporary shelter and a safe haven for refugee families from all ethnic, racial or religious backgrounds for over two decades.

Training Resources

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 toolkit.

Related Research

The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration is a national research partnership intended to better equip church groups across Canada to help immigrants and refugees settle and integrate into Canadian society. The Social Science’s and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) funded this two-year project which comprises of two case studies of churches working with refugees and new immigrants in Toronto.

Beyond the Welcome: is a research project that involved over 300 church leaders in cities across Canada. The research focused on:

  1. How do recent immigrants experience church in Canada?
  2. What has been the response of churches in Canada to recent immigrants?
  3. How can churches be more welcoming and inclusive?

Caring for Kids New to Canada helps health professionals provide quality care to immigrant and refugee children, youth and families. It was developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society with experts in newcomer health.