WHAT WE DO
We pair up vulnerable asylum seeking families with local Welcome Groups. A Welcome Group can be made up of family members, friends, colleagues, or even a single individual.
We work with the Welcome Group to collect basic items needed by the asylum seeking family whom they are helping. This usually means gathering essential furniture for their new apartments, sourcing winter clothes, and finding kitchen items such as pots, pans and dishes.
Welcome Groups can also provide valuable information to new families about local culture and transportation, and direct them to much needed social services.
WHO WE HELP
The families we help are asylum seekers, 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.
Most of the families we work with are referred to us by community organizations where they are given lodging when they first arrive in Canada.