Acorn2Oak

A2O Refugee Support Centre

Cultivating Hope, Transforming Lives

At Acorn2Oak, we believe in nurturing the journey of refugees, transforming acorns of despair into mighty oaks of hope. Our Intake Center is a hub of comprehensive services designed to empower and uplift those seeking refuge in their quest for a better life. Here, we go beyond providing mere assistance; we create an environment that fosters growth, resilience, and community.

Cultivating Hope, Transforming Lives

Our Services

1. Immigration & Legal Support 

Navigating the complexities of immigration processes can be daunting. Acorn2Oak offers guidance through the intricacies of immigration, submitting refugee claims, obtaining social assistance,  finding affordable housing, and opportunities for enhanced education in colleges.

2. Volunteering Opportunities

Embrace the opportunity to make a positive impact by volunteering with Acorn2Oak. Whether you have a passion for community outreach, pantry management, or corporate collaboration, we have diverse roles tailored to your experience and training.

3. Spiritual Support

In times of uncertainty, finding solace in faith can be a source of strength. Acorn2Oak engages refugees in a supportive community through church involvement, fostering spiritual well-being, and connections for building supportive relationships.

4. Coaching for Better Skills

Our wraparound programs focus on coaching refugees on our Economic and Employment Pathways for employment, planning, foundational skills training, job-specific skills, English as an additional language training, supported work experiences and on-the job training, and paid internships. From  personal wellness to professional growth, we empower individuals to build a foundation for a brighter future.

5. Shelter Placement (Mississauga & Brampton)

Acorn2Oak is helping refugees to find a safe transitional place for housing in shelters in a supportive environment.  Food and support programs are provided.

6. Winter Warming Area

As the temperatures drop, we recognize the importance of providing a safe and warm space. Acorn2Oak creates a winter warming area, offering respite from the cold and aiding the well-being of those seeking refuge during the colder months.