Romero House welcomes and supports refugee families: walking with them through their first months and years in Canada, guiding them through the refugee determination process, and providing a diverse and inclusive community as a foundation upon which they can establish their lives here.
Our four houses of apartments provide a safe and stable space for families in their first year in Canada. Our dedicated live-in team of staff and interns support our residents, and larger community, in making their refugee claims, accessing social assistance, education and employment. We are, first and foremost, a community. Our community thrives through parties, programs, events and trips. We relish any opportunity to celebrate: our lives are defined by great joy. At the same time, ours is a community that mourns and that suffers: we walk with the refugees we welcome at both the happiest, and the hardest, points in their lives. When we're not working with individuals, or building community, we engage in advocacy and outreach to help build a Canada that welcomes refugees, and to address some of the barriers that make it difficult for refugees to build great lives in Toronto.
This is our fourth year participating in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Over the last three years, we've made more than $100,000. This year, we're hoping to do better than ever. Our team of runners is a brilliant mix of refugees — including residents and former residents — and staff, volunteers, friends and neighbours of Romero House.
Each year, we welcome to our team a number of new friends, who have discovered Romero House through participating in the marathon. We hope this year you'll join them! To join our team, and run for Romero House, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to run with you, and to celebrate with you afterwards!