Together Project
Getting settled in a new country is easier with a Welcome Group.
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Our Work

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

Image: Emilie Muszczak

Matching

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

Volunteer Resources

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Find resources to best support newcomer refugee households in our Welcome Group Program.

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Impact

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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

A new pilot study by Principal Researcher Shireen Salti, examines the effectiveness of the “Welcome Group” model on building refugee social capital. Survey design was informed by the open-source survey from the Toronto Social Capital Study (2018). The study measured changes in refugee newcomers’ self-perception of access to social capital over the course of their participation in the Welcome Group Program. Focus groups with refugee newcomers and team leads were also used to gain a deeper understanding of the processes underlying these changes. Read the full report here.

Hi! My name is Aya! I am a 21 year-old newcomer to Canada. I am originally from Syria and I arrived in Canada in January 2021. I got connected with the Together Project through the Youth Change-Makers Initiative run by COSTI. Read Aya’s comments on her education in Canada.

Learn how a team of Together Project volunteers empowered newcomers from the Crossroads Refugee Clinic Women’s College Hospital to overcome language and technology barriers to access COVID-19 vaccines through the #VaccineAccessProject