Visit our COVID-19 resource page for links and information on remote social support for vulnerable newcomers.
Together Project connects refugee newcomers and Canadians to build stronger, more integrated communities.
We match Welcome Groups of five or more volunteers with newly arrived refugees for social and integration support.
In response to COVID-19, Together Project is adapting our volunteer training to offer effective remote social support to vulnerable newcomers.
Together Project supports our work through evidence-based program evaluation and research to inform and improve our impact.
As we recently wrapped up our “Welcome Groups for Refugee Claimants” pilot program, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we wanted to share with you some of the results we received from the program’s evaluation, which you can find below. This data comes from 19 refugee claimant households who participated in surveys before and after their matches. Read more here.
CBC Metro Morning’s host Ismaila, interviews Sam and Heejae about what it’s been like for them to participate in Together Project’s Welcome Group program. After overcoming numerous challenges, Sam connected with Together Project volunteers who are helping him navigate his career and community. Listen here.
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. Listen here.