Can you provide housing?

A primary focus of Waterloo Region Grassroots Response to the Ukrainian Crisis is housing.

Are you interested in learning more about welcoming Ukrainians into your home and becoming a host? Do you a rental unit or a secondary home available for rent? Please fill out our housing form to indicate your interest in learning more.

Once you register you will receive regular updates from our team as well as invitations to peer support meeting with others who are considering being hosts.

Click here to sign up

NEW hosting subsudy.

We are a recipient for the Immigration Partnership Immigrant Economic Wellbeing Fund Grant

This means we are able to offer financial support to hosts that are working with our group.

The amount will vary depending on a number of factors but will typically range between $200-$350 per month depending on the need and the size of the family a host is supporting.

We are still developing the program as we just received confirmation that we are a recipient. Please complete the below form so that we can follow up with you.

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YouTube Resources

Learn about the various pathways that refugees come to Canada. Hear from the organizers of Open Homes KW and Hamilton and their “10 tips for practicing home based hospitality”. An excellent resource for anyone thinking about opening their home.
In this meeting you will hear from current host families and what their needs are. You will also learn ways to support families as a ‘host buddy’
In this meeting you will hear from hosts with Open Homes Waterloo Region. They will share their advice from having the initial conversations to developing lifetime relationships. There is also information on the Waterloo Region Foodbank and its work in our community as well as the resources offered by the volunteers in the WRGR organization
This short 4 min video shares all of the reasons why opening your home and becoming a host family is so important.


Free Conflict Resolution and Communication Webinar

Happening May 18th at 3pm – If you are planning on welcoming a newcomer with whom you have no prior connection, then this webinar might be for you! Youtube video will be available after the event


Open Homes Waterloo Region and Hamilton – Webinar series on hosting homes

WRGR housing team works in partnership with Open Homes Waterloo Region.  Their free 4-series webinar will take a look at the experience of opening your home to refugees and all that it entails.