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Who We Are


Matthew House Windsor brings hope by providing a temporary home and settlement supports for Refugee Claimants, empowering them to become contributing members of the Canadian community.

Our vision vision is for Refugee Claimants in Windsor-Essex to feel welcomed and have access to the services and supports they need to thrive.

A Refugee Claimant is an person who has fled their home country due to a “well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion” and request asylum or protection upon arrival in Canada.

Unlike Government Assisted or Privately Sponsored Refugees, they have no one to welcome them or help them get established in their new home community. 

They are people like you or I and have much to contribute to Canadian Society.  They are doctors, lawyers, accountants, business people, pastors, engineers and farmers who are simply seeking safety and a fresh start.

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