Together Project connects refugee newcomers and Canadians to build stronger, more integrated communities.
We match Welcome Groups of four or more volunteers with newly arrived refugees for social and integration support.
Find resources to best support newcomer refugee households in our Welcome Group Program.
Together Project supports our work through evidence-based program evaluation and research to inform and improve our impact.
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