Romero House

Category: Intern Stories


At Romero House I gained important practical experience in the field of refugee protection and settlement, but more importantly I had the chance to serve others in a way that was very uniquely “me.” The amount of trust placed in…

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Esther’s Story

My name is Esther Gibbs and I now work as the Communications Advisor to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. While this is a great position, the best job I ever had was working for Romero House. I…

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Celine’s Story

I lived and worked at Romero House for four months during the summer of 2014. Prior to my internship, I had been part of the Romero community as a volunteer for Kids’ Club and as an English conversation partner for…

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Erika’s Story

My name is Erika Toffelmire, I was an intern for 2 years (2012-2014) directly after finishing my undergraduate degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo. As an intern, I spent a lot of time with the…

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