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 intended impact.
The second episode of Together Project’s podcast is now up! We hear from Sam, a refugee from Uganda, who tells us about being matched with Together Project volunteers and looking for work in Canada.
Listen on GooglePodcasts: https://bit.ly/2Z2vJWL
Many organizations are working together to create Welcoming Communities for refugee newcomers in the GTA and Mississauga. Based on a 2010 “Characteristics of Welcoming Communities Report” by Dr. Victorira Esses, Together Project has identified five ways that volunteers and newcomers can play a role in building Welcoming Communities. Learn more here.
What inspired you to get involved in Together Project?
Three main reasons.
The first reason is my gratitude for Canada. My parents immigrated to Canada from Greece when I was very young and we have found it to be such a wonderful and kind country full of opportunities. At the age of 15, I decided that I wanted to give back to Canada for the wonderful life it has offered to my family and me, and I’ve been volunteering in different ways since then. Read more.