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 four 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 Government-Assisted Refugees, Protected Persons and Refugee Claimants.
Together Project supports our work through evidence-based program evaluation and research to inform and improve our impact.
Pathways to Prosperity has featured Together Project as one of 25 promising practices in the immigrant settlement and integration sector. Promising practices are practices that have an objective basis for claiming effectiveness in achieving their stated aims and that have the potential for replication. Thus, promising practices are defined in terms of their effectiveness, which can be empirically measured as successful outcomes of the practice.
To watch Together Project staff talk about our work watch our video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIxwN3NSSRI
Remote Social Support for Government Assisted Refugees and Refugee Claimants” has been selected as a Promising Practice by Pathways to Prosperity (p2pcanada.ca). The project highlights promising practices in newcomer settlement and integration, sharing key features that can be replicated. Read the full report here. http://p2pcanada.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2021/06/EN-MakeWay-Charitable-Society-Together-Project.pdf
In this episode, two dedicated volunteers, Mohammed & Sara, share stories and insights on welcoming newcomers to Mississauga. Special thanks to the Pendle Fund Community Foundation of Mississauga for supporting the Mississauga Welcome Group Program! Listen on Spotify, ApplePodcasts or GooglePodcasts.