CANADIAN CONNECTIONS

Welcoming Refugees Home

A leader in providing meaningful, low-barrier settlement support to refugees navigating new lives in Canada.

Happening Now

Never Again Youth Summit

Proudly supported by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation with funding provided by the Government of Canada, this summit transcends religious and cultural boundaries, creating a transformative space for youth.

Dil Ba Dil

Canadian Connections is happy to announce our collaboration with ABRAR Trauma and Mental Health Services. Dil Ba Dil, a Dari phrase meaning “heart to heart”, is a FREE trauma informed, culturally sensitive, and early intervention support group to promote mental health and well being of refugee women.

Refugee Housing Canada

Canadian Connections is thrilled to be collaborating with HappiPad and their Refugee Housing Canada initiative. RHC works with hosts to help welcome refugees into their homes for a safe and secure transition to life in Canada.

Experience the narrative of Eid Mohammad Sultan Zoi.

our impact

Since August 2021, Canadian Connections members have:

  • Secured $245,000 through grants, private contributions, and in-kind donations.
  • Assisted 470 families (over 2820 individuals) with clothing, medical aid, government services, and local system navigation.
  • Supported refugees through our Move Program, utilizing financial donations for essential household items, moving expenses, and storage for donated goods.
  • Supplied over 150 laptops, gift cards worth $45,000+ for groceries and essentials, and donated sewing machines and clothing.
  • Employed 3 Afghan female refugees to contribute to our mission.
  • Championed the dignified and respectful treatment of the most vulnerable.

achievements

We are proud to share the positive impact we’ve made since 2021. Our services have reached a wide range of individuals and families, providing essential support and resources. Here’s a snapshot of our achievements.

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SUPPORT OUR WORK

We are presently engaged in a fundraising initiative aimed at assisting families in their transition to new homes.

100 Women Who Care, East Toronto’ is an assembly of women committed to aiding local charities, convening on a quarterly basis. During these meetings, members present the charities they are affiliated with, followed by a voting process. The charity selected through this democratic process receives a tax-deductible donation of $100 from each attendee.

We, at Canadian Connections, were honored to be the chosen charity at the meeting held on December 1, 2023. Our heartfelt gratitude extends to Mary Beth Denomy for her faith in our cause.

We would like to thank Alivio Downsizing for their ongoing support to sourcing and donating high quality furniture for newcomers.

Alivio Downsizing specializes in aiding seniors and their families through the challenges of downsizing and estate clearing with a focus on care and expertise.

As part of their dedication to the community, Alivio Downsizing strives to prevent their clients’ items from ending up in landfills. Instead, they have established a partnership with Canadian Connections, ensuring that furniture and household items find their way directly to those in need. This commitment reflects Alivio Downsizing’s belief in contributing to a more sustainable and supportive community.

FEATURED SUPPORTERS

Canadian Connections expresses our profound gratitude for the generous contributions from the following esteemed organizations and supporters.