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, enabling them to lead healthy and productive lives in their new community.
We start by providing the basics: temporary residence, orientations to life in Canada and down the line, we empower those we serve to find meaningful employment, improve their language skills and heal from trauma and loss.
“As we walk with refugees on their journey, our aim is to be transformative, not transactional, to stay responsive to community needs.”
Ernie Regehr & Carl Cadogan
Past Chair of the Board of Directors and CEO
View our Strategic Plan brochure VISION 2021
On October 5th, go the distance with us for a great cause
#rideforrefuge19 is just around the corner. Every year, Reception House staff, friends, volunteers and supporters come together to get a little sweat on for a great cause. Get involved by creating your own team, or joining ours.
Most Recent News
Fall is a time for getting back into the swing of things. Gaining momentum after taking a pause for the summer. This season, we are launching forward by asking What moves you?
With a federal election around the corner, it’s a good time to reflect on what matters to you and your community. How do your actions and choices get us closer to a welcoming and connected community? The kind we all want to live in?
We spoke to various individuals about what moves them to strive for a more inclusive Waterloo Region.
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