A shared sense of belonging.
Anna Hill – Co-Director
Anna is the management lead for Together Project. Anna spent the first ten years of her career working as an architect on community development projects in Los Angeles. After moving to Toronto, she began working at Park People where she was involved with The Weston Family Parks Challenge and the TD Park Builders program. Anna’s experience working with newcomer engagement in parks led her to co-found Together Project and develop our community programs.
Andrew Lusztyk – Co-Director
Andrew is the program development lead for Together Project. Prior to moving to Toronto in 2016, Andrew spent six years designing and implementing community development initiatives across three continents with organizations such as the Aga Khan Development Network in East Africa. Andrew is a co-founder of Together Project and directs Together Project’s Welcome Group program across Ontario.
Chair of Steering Committee
Lindsay Oughtred has been a Together Project Steering Committee member since November 2016. As the Executive Director of Kids Up Front Toronto, Lindsay brings 13 years of experience in nonprofit management, program development, fundraising and board governance. Lindsay is particularity proud of the Newcomer Pass Program she created in 2013 that has provided free access to cultural events for more than 30,000 newcomer families across Canada.
Hani Bashir joined Together Project Steering Committee on January 2019. As a newcomer and refugee himself, Hani brings his real-life experiences in the non-profit management, settlement, social work, community integration, and empowerment. Hani Co-Founded Immigrants Healthcare Support Network (IHSN) to mobilize health care professionals, equip and strengthen communities for better health services and awareness in GTA and all over Canada."
Craig Damian Smith
Together Project is grateful for the support of the following founding donors, funding partners and program partners.
Refugee Matching Program Celebrates 100 Matches
CBC Metro Morning, 01/02/2019
CBC Interview With Alkhouly Family And Their Welcome Group
CBC Player , 01/01/2019
From Friends To Family: Together Project Matches Newcomers With Local Families
CBC News , 12/31/2018
Helping Government-Assisted Refugees
CBC Metro Morning, 12/19/2017
Refugee Welcome Program Plans Thunder Bay Expansion
CBC News, Thunder Bay, 10/11/2017
Together Project Matches Government-Assisted Refugees With Canadian Volunteers
CBC News, London, 10/09/2017
Together Project Helps Government-Assisted Refugees Find Support and Friendship
Tides Canada 2016 Year in Review, 09/28/2017
We Day Family - Toronto, 09/28/2017
Overwhelming Number of Volunteers Wanted to Help Syrian Refugees
CBC Radio International, 07/09/2017
Settlement Agencies Unprepared for Volunteer Surge Amid Refugee Crisis: Report
The Globe and Mail, 04/09/2017
Private Sponsorship is not Panacea for Refugee Integration
Refugees Deeply, 04/04/2017
Refugee Lay Down New Roots at First-Time Visit to Toronto’s High Park
CBC News, 03/20/2017
Refugees in Canada Going Curling for the First Time
Canadian Refugees Learn to Curl
“Welcome to Canada”
The Globe and Mail, 03/15/2017
Syrian Refugees: One Year Later
The Agenda with Steve Paikin, 12/20/2016
Taking Refuge in Toronto
Toronto Life, 12/20/2016
Together Project Plays Matchmaker for Government-Assisted Refugees
Toronto Star, 11/23/2016
Government-Assisted Refugees Partner up with Canadians Thanks to Together Project
Metro Toronto, 11/16/2016
Tides Canada / Together Project
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