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Imagine if we hired refugee teachers to teach refugees English and French

Refugees get tailored online classes, taught by fellow refugees and Canadians. Donors can meet refugees to help practice language. 

Learn more

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Donate to help a refugee today!

$25 can buy an hour of class for a refugee. Funds may also be used to support refugee resettlement needs. All donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. 
Please note - tickets for the Open Arms event are no longer available.

We accelerate refugee language learning



Refugees are matched with teachers for 1-on-1 online classes.



Canadians help refugees practice through in-person or online chats.



Haven guides refugees through available language resources.

Are you a refugee interested in our language learning program? 

This is a program for ambitious refugees and people displaced by conflict who want to learn English and French more quickly. We offer heavily subsidized language lessons, and the opportunity to meet and practice your language with Canadian volunteers.  

Applications are now live:


Open Arms​

Founded in 2021, Open Arms is a Toronto based organization dedicated to helping people fleeing conflict around the world transition to a new life in Canada. They have raised over $100,000 to support people who are impacted by global conflict to access the necessary resources and community required to start their new lives. 


Open Arms is proud to be partnering with Haven to provide support for learning English, one of the biggest barriers to creating a successful life in Canada.

Please note that tickets for the Open Arms event are no longer available - thank you to the 120+ people who have bought tickets!

Donor Appreciation Event: Open Arms is excited to invite the Haven community to their donor appreciation evening in Toronto. Join us on November 30th at Bandit Brewery for an evening of community, live music, guest speakers, and a silent auction! 

All donations over $100 will receive a formal invitation to the event. For more details check out Open Arms’ Instagram page for updates and more. 


Do you have any questions?

Reach out to our team at

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