Welcome Home’s Mural

Ten years ago

the doors of Welcome Home opened for the very first time, thanks to the hard work and partnership of some intrepid visionaries. 2014 was a year of recounting

  • our humble beginnings,
  • the hundreds of courageous refugees who’ve become part of the Welcome Home family, and
  • your investment of much love given in countless big and small ways.

The gigantic mural on the outside wall of our former building at 260 King St E is a lasting reminder of this celebration that the whole community will enjoy for decades to come.



What do those images mean?  Read the Story Behind the Mural, by Susan Fish.

Want to see more pictures?  Click here.

What was it like to join the Painting Party?  Read “We’re Not Keeping this to Ourselves” : The Hartwick/Dorsch family and Eileen’s experiences.


Who’s the Artist?  Pamela Rojas


Mural Launch Party, June 16, 2014

Volunteers, the media and dignitaries joined us to celebrate the completion of this great community endeavour.

ribbon cutting


Prayer of Dedication

Dedication Prayer

Words of Commendation and Congratulations:

From Mayor Carl Zehr, City of Kitchener   From City of Kitchener

From Harold Albrecht, MP From Harold Albrecht MP

Media coverage

Thank you to each  of our generous, community-building sponsors:  P1030582