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Our refugee families need your help. Right now.

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The pandemic has stretched our resources, and today, we are asking for your help.

Imagine arriving in a strange country in the middle of the pandemic without the language, acutely aware of a crisis and the outpouring of urgent messages that you cannot understand. You face quarantine on arrival and even after that, the community continues to be hard to access. COVID-19 has forced our Region to shift to virtual education, health and community service resources, primarily available only in English. Health and safety rules change regularly. Without language and without the technological skills, it is deeply isolating for the newcomer families. 

“Whenever I think about what I’ve gone through… It’s too hard. I feel too much pain in my heart. When I arrived in Canada [during the lockdown], everyone at Reception House was doing their part to help me. They have always been there for me.”

-Ali, current Reception House client
Ali's Story

Our collective work to help our new neighbours is
life-changing, but we cannot do it alone – it takes a community.

Isolation has always been a major challenge for newcomers, and today it is doubly so. These are our newest neighbours and a warm and safe welcome now means bridging the increasing gaps they face today, helping them adapt to a virtual world, and enabling them to build connection amidst the pandemic limitations.  With your help, we can ease the adjustment for our refugee families, assisting them along the path to healing and belonging.

#GiftAWarmWelcome today to show your support.

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