Who we are

Capital Welcomes is a local non-profit organization based in Ottawa, Canada dedicated to the settlement and integration of refugees and newcomers into Canadian society. The organization was founded in 2015 in response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Since then, it has extended its efforts with the goal to empower, resettle, and pave a brighter promising future for all immigrants and refugees settling in the Ottawa region . 


Capital Welcome Logic Model: 2016-2017


We realize that nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.


"We have a responsibility — to ourselves and to the world — to show that inclusive diversity is a strength and a force that can vanquish intolerance, radicalism and hate." – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

"The fact of the matter is that (refugees) are suffering, winter is coming, they've lost everything, and it's the least we can do." – Mayor Jim Watson, Ottawa