Reception House Waterloo Region is a community-based organization that provides a warm welcome to government assisted refugees
Our programs and services assist refugees throughout their settlement and integration process, allowing them to lead healthy and productive lives in their new community.
Upon arrival, we provide temporary accomodations. Our most important task is to ensure that our guests feel welcome, safe and secure in their new environment. Last year, we assisted approximately 1,000 refugees and migrants in the Waterloo region.
“While conflicts and natural disasters around the world are increasing, the world is turning to Canada as a place of safety for refugees, and Reception House stands poised to respond”
Chair of the Board of Directors
Read more in our 2016-2017 Community Report “From Crisis to Opportunity”
Most Recent News
The Great Canadian Family Portrait project offers newly arrived government assisted refugees their first professional photo in their new home - Waterloo Region. A collaboration between photographer Brian Limoyo and Reception House, the project helps...read more