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Refuge Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health provides client-centered, primary health care services to Hamilton’s new immigrant and refugee populations. Established in December 2011, the Centre was born out of the need to bridge a gap that existed in meeting the needs of newcomers in the Hamilton area. Refuge continues to care for patients completely on a clinician-funded model strengthened by a strong and passionate team dedicating their time for this important cause. Utilizing an early intervention, transition model of care, the Centre addresses the specialized needs of these populations through an established, evidence-based clinical care path.


Refuge: Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health (“HCNH”) aims to be a community leader in the provision of timely and high quality healthcare services to Hamilton’s newcomer population.
Our VISION is of a Centre where:

•      Newcomers have equitable, barrier-free and timely access to primary healthcare and health-related services within a community setting

•      Newcomers are actively engaged in decisions affecting their health and wellbeing through participation, health education and advocacy

•      Newcomers become integral community members to further enrich our understanding of cultural competence and diversity


Government Assisted Refugees and Refugee Claimants

Newcomers who experience barriers to healthcare access

Privately-Sponsored Refugees


Our Volunteers

“We would like to thank our volunteers who spend hours engaging and helping our clients”

Our Team

“Our team consists of highly qualified professionals from various disciplines”

Call Us

“Call us at (905) 526-0000 for more information”