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A clinic operated by a handful of volunteer doctors, nurses and community members began providing free healthcare to newcomers to Canada who found it difficult, often impossible to obtain the medical treatment they needed.

Why are we letting refugees die on the streets in Toronto?

Another asylum seeker died recently, alone, at night, in the freezing streets of the GTA. Delphina Ngigi, a mother of four from Africa, was unhoused on the doorstep of a shelter, asking to be let in but ultimately turned away. Canada invited her here, but Canada let her down.

25 Years: A Legacy of Hope, Healing, and Resilience

Marking a significant milestone, the Canadian Centre for Refugee & Immigrant Healthcare (CCRIHC) commemorates its 25th anniversary, celebrating a long-standing commitment to providing critical healthcare services to refugees and immigrants in Canada. Since its inception, CCRIHC has been at the forefront of offering compassionate care and support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society, embodying a mission that has remained unwavering over the years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. CCRIHC is a registered Canadian charity, CRA charitable registration number 83878 1573 RR 0001. You will receive an automatically generated tax receipt. If that does not arrive please contact 647 267 2176

Our Centre proudly ensures that over 90% of all donation go directly to support newcomer patient care … testing, nurses, NPs, medical supplies, diagnostic testing, medications…Administrative costs

In 2018 our Centre received government support – almost 20 years after first opened our clinics It covers 40% of the funds we need to provide medical, dental and social / mental health care services to new Canadians who struggle for access to much needed care as the start over. For the shortfall, the other 60% we rely on public support and corporate donors.

Monthly donations provide a reliable source of support for our work. We can plan our work zones. They add stability. They let us respond urgently, nimbly, in crisis situations. They reduce administrative costs, leaving more funds for direct medical care.

Monthly giving makes everyone’s donation more reliably Any amount helps and is added to an expanding pool of usable funding to help our patients on an ongoing bais. We can’t stress enough how enabling this is for smaller charities that are tackling major social inequities. It is how we help young donors who want to help but wonder if what they can afford will make real difference? The answer is yes. It is your donation amplifies the funds others give.

Monthly donors can adjust their contributions though our donation link

Our Centre proudly ensures that over 90% of all donations go directly to support newcomer patient care Administrative costs cover financial reporting, charitable status requirements.

Your donations buy medications, asthma medications so kids don’t struggle to breathe
… testing, nurses, NPs, medical supplies, dental care, mental health care, diagnostic testing, medications…

Between 1999 and 2018, 95% of all care we could give came through public support. In 2018 our Centre received government support – almost 20 years after we first opened our clinics. This support covers 40% of the funds we need to provide medical, dental and social / mental health care services to new Canadians who struggle for access to much needed care when starting again. To cover the  the shortfall, the other 60%, we rely on public support and corporate donors.

Your donations buy medications, asthma medications so kids don’t struggle to breathe
… testing, nurses, NPs, medical supplies, dental care, mental health care, diagnostic testing, medications…

We do not share donor lists or information.