Immigrants and Refugees
Imagine arriving in a foreign country, not knowing the local language, and not knowing who can help you find housing an employment. Your gift to ShareLife is helping immigrants and refugees establish a new life in Canada.
newcomers were welcomed to Canada by the Office of Refugees of the Archdiocese of Toronto in 2019, with 532 resettlements initiated.
people received resettlement services from Catholic Crosscultural Services last year– 500 more than the year before.
An influx of Syrian refugees has arrived in Canada. ShareLife agencies are providing ongoing settlement support no longer covered by government funding.
How your donation makes a difference:
“Without you, ShareLife could not fulfill its mission to Live the Gospel by providing for those in need. Together we are making a real difference!”
— Cardinal Thomas Collins
Stories of inspiration
Proud to be living in Canada
How a family fled war and started again
Learning English saved her life
How language classes helped Angie find safety
She realized her life was in danger
How Jane rebuilt her in life in Canada
Catholic Crosscultural Services
Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS) provides immigrants and refugees with services to facilitate their transition to life in Canada. Programs include settlement counselling, English language instruction, employment assistance, and private refugee sponsorship.
Catholic Community Services of York Region
CCSYR is a Family Service Agency offering counselling and group services to help people cope with mental health needs, parenting issues and relationship challenges. CCSYR is also a Settlement Agency, assisting immigrants and refugees in over 30 languages.
Office of Refugees of the Archdiocese of Toronto (ORAT)
ORAT helps resettle refugees from overseas to Canada through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program of the Archdiocese of Toronto. The office works with parishes and religious orders to help newcomers settle and integrate into Canadian society.