Since 1987, we have been welcoming individuals and families coming into the Waterloo Region who need help to navigate the refugee claim process. Otherwise known as asylum seekers, our clients come from over 30 different countries around the world. They are fleeing persecution, oppression and very personal threats against their lives, too often by the very people who should be protecting them.
They come seeking refuge, and many of them find hope from the moment they walk through our doors. Having been deemed by Canadian Border Service Agents to be eligible to make a refugee claim, they quickly discover it is a complex and often confusing process.
That’s where we come in!
We are the “go to” organization for:
- assistance with the refugee claim process
- accessing legal and settlement supports
- building a sense of community
- advocacy and education
We love when our clients come to us and say, “I got a yes!”