Shelley Campagnola, Executive Director

519-571-1912  x 102

I began working with MCRS in 2016. It is an incredible privilege to work with a team so committed to providing welcome and much needed assistance to people seeking refuge in Canada.

I am humbled by the people who come to us from over 30 different countries, hoping to build new lives here, safe at last from the violence and threat to life and well-being they and their families faced.

I am deeply thankful for the many people who support the work of MCRS. We could not do what we do without you! 

Amrita C. Shrestha, Case Worker

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“I began working with MCRS as a Caseworker in February of 2016. As an immigrant from Nepal, I am thrilled to be able to meet and work with many people from different parts of the world. What I do makes a real difference for people!

I graduated with a Master’s degree in Social work from Wilfrid Laurier University and also a Master’s degree in Population Studies and Anthropology from Nepal. If you have any questions about the refugee claimant process or how you can get involved please feel free to contact me at any time!”

Donalee Mc Intyre, Case Worker

519-571-1912 x 104

“I started at MCRS, September 2017 as a Bachelor of Social Work placement student. After graduating in June 2018, I continued as a caseworker and housing liaison. I enjoy and respect the work at MCRS. Most of all, l I love working with people who exhibit joy and courage in the midst of many challenges.

If you have an inquiry, questions are always welcome. Call or drop by, I look forward to meeting you!”


Tony Van Giessen, Case Worker

519-571-1912 x 107

“I started volunteering here at MCRS in 2011 and I am so grateful for the opportunity to assist people from all over the world in navigating the Canadian system.

I love to learn and have a master’s from Wilfrid Laurier University in Religion and Culture. I am also a licensed Paralegal with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Feel free to call or drop by if you have any questions!”

Carmen Clubine, Development and Communications Coordinator

519-571-1912 x 1011

“I began working at MCRS in July 2018 and I am honoured for the opportunity to be a part of the story of the many courageous people who amidst struggle do not lose hope.

I love working in an environment where input from all people at all levels is valued,  where we combine our talents and turn them into practical results to make MCRS a safe and welcoming place for those seeking refuge, hoping to make Canada their home.”

Emily Charron, Administrative Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator

519-571-1912 x 103

 “I started volunteering with MCRS in September 2018 after earning my Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University, and I am so excited to have the privilege to work towards the incredible goals of the staff and volunteer team. I am passionate about creating a positive impact within my community and working to provide services that make a difference in the lives of the courageous newcomers who help make this region and Canada stronger.

If the work we do excites and moves you to action, please do not hesitate to contact me to become involved as a volunteer!”


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