Supporting the settlement of refugees in our national capital

CRS is a not-for-profit organisation that introduces local volunteers to refugees and asylum seekers in Canberra. These volunteers act as good neighbours, to help the people they support to settle into life in Canberra and become as independent as possible. We understand that it can be difficult for people who are living with the uncertainty of a temporary visa, those who are denied the right to work, and newly arrived refugees learning about local systems.

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From Colombia to Canberra – Cafe Stepping Stone

Lucy Ridge 23 November 2021 - Riotact From Colombia to...

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SIEV X Memorial Canberra

SIEV X Memorial – 20th Anniversary

Canberra is home to the SIEV X Memorial, which is...

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CRS volunteer handing over car keys

CRS car donation for new Afghan family

Mohhammed, who only arrived in Canberra from Afghanistan in September...

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