December 18 Volunteer Day at Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Interested in refugee issues in Toronto? Want do something positive for the holidays? The University of Toronto Refugee Alliance is organizing a volunteer day with the Christie Refugee Welcome Centre on December 18 from 10am to 3pm. Feel free to come out for the whole day, or just drop in for a couple hours. We’ll be helping the centre organize after some renovations and sort through donated clothing, but there will also be opportunities to learn about the different services the centre provides and find out about further volunteer opportunities. For more information email

If you’re able to come out to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form so that we can keep track of numbers and provide updates: Be sure to wear comfortable clothing!

About Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Each year approximately 400 refugees from around the world call the Welcome Centre their “first home in Canada.” The mission of the Centre is to provide temporary accommodation and initial settlement services for the families, as well as make referrals and provide practical items. The families we serve often arrive with very little and the support of Canadians everywhere allows us to extend a warm welcome to those who we serve.  To learn more visit our website:

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