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#High5forNewcomers

Give a High $5!
For the price of a cup of coffee, you can help our newcomers get the essentials they need to start their new lives.

 

Make a Donation

We’re opening our doors again to newcomers. Together, let’s give them a Warm Welcome.

Reception House welcomes 300+ government assisted refugees each year when they first arrive in Canada, having fled persecution, violence and war, and living years in refugee camps. Arriving in Canada is a new beginning, but there is still a long and arduous road ahead. When our newcomer families first arrive here in Waterloo Region, they are required to self-isolate in a hotel room. Can you imagine arriving in a new country and having to spend your first 14 days restricted to a hotel room, without even the TV to keep your family occupied because you don’t speak the language? 

Here is the good news:
You can help!

With just a $5 donation, you can help us put together Welcome Packages for our newcomer families with activities to pass the time, along with some essential hygiene items and snacks. Please join us in welcoming our new neighbours!