WHY THE REFUGEE CRISIS NEEDS YOU

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There are more displaced people in the world than ever before—65.6 million have been forced from home, including nearly 22.5 million refugees.
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In 2017 Canada received 50,080
refugee claimants, the highest number ever, with an additional 27,000 arriving as sponsored refugees.
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Toronto receives over 40% of Canada's refugee claimants arriving annually but a lack of refugee-specific shelters leaves many vulnerable to homelessness and exploitation.
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The Journey of a Refugee Claimant

Each year millions of refugees make the difficult decision to flee their homelands in search of a safe place to call home. A few manage to secure sponsorships ahead of time, but many, in desperation, seek protection upon arrival in a new country. In Canada, there are no formal support services for these refugee claimants, making their initial days very difficult.

THIS IS NASIMA'S STORY

 
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About Us

We are a welcoming community that offers a range of support services to help refugee claimants establish new lives in Canada.  This includes: Shelter, Settlement Support, and Community Transitions. 

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OUR WORK

After their arrival in Canada, we welcome refugee claimants into our homes with open arms and loving support. Learn firsthand about the experiences of our residents and discover their incredible stories.

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GET INVOLVED

There are many ways you can get involved with the work of Matthew House, from preparing a meal once a week to helping a resident find an apartment to rent.