FAQ

Is Capital Welcomes a non-profit organization?

Capital Welcomes is a registered non-profit organization. Capital Welcomes CRA Registration Number is 9531220.

What does Capital Welcomes do and whom does the organization help?

We are dedicated in helping create an environment of trust and support to facilitate the transition of refugees and newcomers  into Canadian society. We help facilitate the settlement of refugees and newcomers into Ottawa/Gatineau society by ensuring they have the proper resources and knowledge at their disposal through mentorship and guidance. We act as a conduit between other local associations, social groups, support organizations and the refugees, depending on their needs.

Does Capital Welcomes accept donations? 

Capital Welcomes was founded in 2015 in response to the 25,000 Syrian refugees Canada accepted. It has been supporting many families with basic needs from clothing to furniture. Currently, the organization no longer accepts donations as it is responding to new needs of the community, including the facilitation of language, financial literacy, and language programs. 

Are charitable donations tax deductible? 

Since we are registered as a non-profit corporation, we do not emit donation receipts for gifts. 

 Will 100% of my donations go toward helping refugees?

At Capital Welcomes, we guarantee that all the money donated specifically to refugees and newcomers will be donated strictly to the people in our care. 

Does Capital Welcomes receive government funding?

At the moment, Capital Welcomes does not receive government funding. 

How can I get involved?

You can get involved by volunteering with us! Currently we are accepting applications for our Summer 2018 Literacy Program NewComer Reads. Volunteers will be paired up with newcomer youth to share literacy resources, track reading progress, and encourage a love of reading, as a way to promote development of reading skills and English proficiency. To apply fill out our registration form at: https://capitalwelcomes.typeform.com/to/kGdNDv  or contact one of our volunteer coordinators for more information. 


How can I stay in touch with Capital Welcomes?

Drop us a line! You can find our contact information here


If you have any other questions or would simply like to get in touch with us, please send us an email or visit our Facebook page!