Reception House Waterloo Region is partnering with St.Jerome’s University to explore Host to Home: Deepening connections and understanding the refugee journey in Kitchener-Waterloo. Join a diverse group of students and community members to discuss Refugee Resettlement in Waterloo Region.

Dates: Oct 27th & 28th

Location: St.Jerome’s University, 290 Westmount Road North Waterloo, ON N2L 3G3 CA


Through story sharing, dialogue and empathy building we will explore the journey of settlement in the Waterloo Region, and, together, discover how we can move from acting as hosts to creating a home of belonging. Throughout the Minka, we will focus on the particular topics of how Housing, Communication/Literacy, and Health affect refugees settling in our region. Arabic Interpretation will be available.

This year’s Minka features:

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A limited number of free tickets are available for people with lived experience as refugees, and who may have financial barriers to registration. Please contact for details on subsidized tickets.

*Tickets are $50 and cover the cost of 2 days of programming, all meals and include a cost subsidy for people who might not otherwise be able to attend.

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