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 friendship and social support.
Together Project works with our partners to host community events and programs that foster social inclusion.
Together Project supports our work through accessible, evidence-based, program evaluation and research.
In partnership with The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, Together Project is pleased to announce 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 will provide an introduction to the hospitality industry for 20 refugee newcomers ages 18 and above. Classes will meet at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in downtown Toronto from 5:30 PM-8:00 PM on Monday evenings for six consecutive weeks... Read more >
Together Project is honoured to receive a Vital Ideas and Leadership grant from the Toronto Foundation. Our Refugee Social Capital Accelerator initiative will allow us to deepen the impact of our Welcome Group model through further social capital research, building off of the Toronto Foundation’s Toronto Social Capital Study 2018. As well, we will develop and formalize relevant curriculum for volunteer training, and strengthen our evaluation and reporting mechanisms.
Together Project’s Welcome Group Program has been selected as a “Promising Practice” by the Pathways to Prosperity Project. To learn more about the program, download the Welcome Group brief and see the video interview with Together Project’s co-directors here.