Waterloo Region Needs
People Who Care
We are a grassroots volunteer-based community group dedicated to building and maintaining Waterloo Region as a welcoming, safe, and inclusive community for refugees and immigrants.
“Refugees didn’t just escape a place. They had to escape a thousand memories until they’d put enough time and distance between them and their misery to wake to a better day.”
- Nadia Hashimi
World Refugee Day Awards of Distinction 2023
Community Coalition On Refugee and Immigrant Concerns is an active and engaged
volunteer-based community group in Waterloo Region.
Community Coalition On Refugee and Immigrant Concerns (CCORIC) advocates for acceptance, justice, and better access to resources for refugees and immigrants.
We work to bring about positive change through education, advocacy, community outreach, and collaborative work with other community groups.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY
June 20th marks World Refugee Day, when the entire international community celebrates the stories, the perseverance, and the contributions of refugees.
World Refugee Day
Join Us To Celebrate World Refugee Day in Waterloo Region
“My experience with CCORIC opened me to a wider team of people and groups who work with refugees and immigrants. From politicians to pastors, imams to people with simply a community interest, we have kept the doors open to the strangers among us, and worked as teams with new people, until none of us are strangers. Beautiful!”
- Jim B.