Together Project
Getting settled in a new country is easier with a Welcome Group.
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COVID-19 Updates

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Visit our COVID-19 resource page for links and information on remote social support for vulnerable newcomers.

Photo: Lisa Kannakko

Our Work

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Together Project connects refugee newcomers and Canadians to build stronger, more integrated communities.

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Matching

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We match Welcome Groups of five or more volunteers with newly arrived refugees for social and integration support.

Remote Social Support

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In response to COVID-19, Together Project is adapting our volunteer training to offer effective remote social support to vulnerable newcomers.

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Research

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Together Project supports our work through evidence-based program evaluation and research to inform and improve our impact.

Help us ensure that refugee newcomers have access to volunteer support. Get involved!
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Latest Blog Posts

LISTEN TO PART 1 OF CBC METRO MORNING’S INTERVIEW WITH SAM, A REFUGEE FROM UGANDA

In Episode 1 of CBC Metro Morning’s two-part series, Ismaila interviews Sam about the many challenges he faced arriving in Toronto as a refugee claimant from Uganda. Sam is a newcomer participant in Together Project’s Welcome Groups for Refugee claimants pilot program.

Episode 3 of the Together Project Podcast

The third episode of Together Project’s podcast is now live!

In this episode, we speak with Maria, a refugee from Mexico, and Paula a volunteer who is working with Maria and her family on learning English and more.

Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ETlFbK

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/33Mdckm

Or Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/30P17cc

Together Project: Learning From the Shift to Virtual Volunteering

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the lockdown occurred in March, Together Project had about 150 volunteers who were already participating in six-month matches with Government-Assisted Refugees, and about to match 150 more. Read about how we adapted our program to provide remote social support in this new blog post with Volunteer Canada: ow.ly/eNk250BFqQV