Romero House

The Howcroft Lecture 2017


Office Closures

Hello folks, we will be closed for the first two weeks of September, except for:

  • Tuesday September 13th, 1pm-5pm
  • Friday September 16th, 10am – 4pm

From Monday September 19th, we will return to full hours. These are:

Monday: 10:30am – 5pm

Tuesday: 10am – 5pm

Wednesday: 10am – 5pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 10am – 4pm


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 me to try, fail, succeed, and grow allowed me to learn a lot about myself. I also made great friendships and still feel I belong to an amazing community.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Lula Lounge Fundraiser



Romero House turns 25 this year!


We launch our celebrations at the Lula Lounge on April 27th 2016. This is a chance to support our work and to gather together to look back on our first 25 years.

Join us as we dance to the music of Nomadica, enjoy excellent tapas, and share memories and stories of Romero House’s 25 years – all in great company!

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, on the phone at (416)763-1303 or in person – just ask for Matt or Gary.

The Howcroft Lecture 2016: Framing Muslims

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On Wednesday 20th January 2016, Romero House’s 2016 Howcroft Lecture will be given by Ingrid Mattson, Professor of Islamic Studies and Interfaith Activist.

Framing Muslims: Canadian Muslims Beyond the Stereotypes

This is being held in St Martin in the Fields Church hall, at Keele and Glenlake. Please arrive at 6pm for soup or 7pm for the lecture.

If you’d like to share this event with friends, colleagues or your community you can do so by sharing or printing our poster, which is in PDF form.

Romero House Office Closures

The Romero House office will close for the holidays on December 23rd at 5pm, and reopen on the morning of Monday January 4th.

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 was an intern for 2 years from 2007 – 2009. Romero House is a refuge for the people it serves but it is also a haven for the interns as well. At Romero House, I lived the way I had always wanted to live – in community with and for each other. Romero House continues to be my community and the interns that I worked with are still my best friends, eight years later. I am still in contact with the refugee families that I lived with and we continue to support each other. Working at Romero House is a big sacrifice (it takes a lot of time and energy) but it is also incredibly rewarding and immensely gratifying. It’s also a lot of fun as you will party almost every week! I am very happy that I am back in the neighbourhood of Romero House after moving away in 2009. I got married this past summer to the man of my dreams and we moved a few blocks away from Romero House. Prior to getting married, becoming an intern was the best decision I had ever made.