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.
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.
In Spring 2021, Together Project hosted three focus groups with 20 newcomers about our communications and how to best center newcomer voices within them. Participants were recruited from within our Welcome Group matches, as well as from outside the program. We appreciate all the feedback they provided and would like to share some of the main takeaways and suggestions.
Together Project and the Crossroads Clinic, at Women’s College Hospital, are seeking Together Project volunteers to assist newcomer refugees in booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Newcomer refugees urgently need help to access COVID vaccine appointments, given the complexity of navigating booking systems and the barriers many newcomers face, such as digital constraints (limited internet/technology access, less familiar with websites), language barriers, lacking OHIP, etc. Trained Vaccine Access volunteers can make a potentially life-saving difference by helping bridge these gaps. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/2ROv5LS