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.
The Syrian crisis has produced the world’s largest refugee population since WWII. In the face of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters the world has ever known, Canada’s response was to increase its international commitment to provide resettlement for refugees taking in over 35,000 Syrians and 7,500 from other refugee producing countries in 2016.
While unprecedented numbers led to significant challenges, it also led to opportunities for new partnerships and a deeper community understanding of the difficulties that face our immigrant population.
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Reception House is thrilled to receive the 2016 Mayor’s City Builder Award. Awarded on January 8th,2016 at Kitchener City Hall, the City Builder Award is presented to groups or individuals who have shown great initiative in their volunteerism and service to the city....read more