Together Project
Getting settled in a new country is easier when you have friends.
Photo: Lisa Kannakko
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 friendship and social support.

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Community

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Together Project works with our partners to host community events and programs that foster social inclusion.

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Research

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Together Project supports our work through evidence-based program evaluation and research.

Help us ensure that refugee newcomers have access to volunteer support.
Photo: Lisa Kannakko

Latest Blog Posts

Together Project is Building Social Connections for Newcomer Health and for our Community Health

This report from the Chief Medical Officer of Health Ontario explains why social connections are so important for our personal and community health. Thanks to our Welcome Group volunteers and newcomer participants, Together Project is working to decrease refugee newcomer social isolation and increase refugee social networks. Learn more about the power of social connections here. http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/ministry/publications/reports/cmoh_19/cmoh_19.pdf

Together Project Attends the International Metropolis Conference

Together Project wishes to thank the Toronto Foundation for supporting our Co-Directors’ attendance at the International Metropolis Conference in Ottawa. Highlights include a keynote address from the minister, a thought-provoking address from Ketty Nivyabandi, and workshops on Social Inclusion and Refugee Integration; Making Connections: Community’s Role in Immigration; Implementing the Global Compact for Refugees; and Increasing Immigration Sustainability in an Era of Populism.

The Ritz-Carlton Succeed Through Service Newcomer Hospitality Program – Summer 2019

In partnership with The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, Together Project is pleased to host The Ritz-Carlton Succeed Through Service Newcomer Hospitality Program for refugee newcomers. Through the generous support of the Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints team, this program is providing an introduction to the hospitality industry for 25 refugee newcomers. Participating newcomers have arrived in Canada from around the world. This program is running for the third consecutive summer until the end of August.