We provide better access to a new start by reducing the stress, isolation, and other difficulties faced by newcomers. We achieve this by pairing newly arrived families with locals (Welcome Groups) and by helping them gather basic furniture and other essential items for their new homes.
The families we help are refugee claimants, which means many of them have fled their country from fear of persecution, war, or other hardships. They usually arrive in Canada with very few belongings, and come here hoping to set up a new life.
We prioritize vulnerable families, specifically: single mothers with small children, pregnant women, families with several small children, and the disabled.