New Hope Community Services Society began in 2004 to assist newcomer refugees. Our mission has always been to see these individuals become integrated, independent and productive members of Canadian society. We do this by providing housing in conjunction with social, personal, spiritual, educational and vocational support.
We’ve always believed that the best way to enhance the lives of refugees is through practical, strategic, and loving action within the community.
Starting over in a new country is daunting, even under the best circumstances. However, when resettlement is accompanied by loss of home, loss of social and family connections, loss of livelyhood, the feeling of challenge is compounded. Beyond providing safe, affordable housing, New Hope has created an intentional community that enables adjustment, healing, and thriving, to address those challenges.
This is accomplished through extensive community programs: meals, celebrations, kids’ programming, men’s groups, women’s tea, impromptu sports, language learning groups, and a community garden. Our garden is a metaphor for the time, patience, and tender care required to bring for new life.
To accomplish this work we gratefully depend on help from our partners and generous supporters; together we have seen the lives of 800+ residents improved and their hope renewed.