Together Project
About Us
About Us

Our Vision


A shared sense of belonging.

Our Team


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.

Steering Committee

Kate Bate
Chair of Steering Committee

Patrick Marshall

Lindsay Oughtred
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.

Vanessa Redditt

Shadi Shami

Hani Bashir
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."


Kate Bate

Anna Hill

Andrew Lusztyk

Patrick Marshall

Craig Damian Smith


Leith Bishop

Lisa Wyndels

Supporters & Partners

Together Project is grateful for the support of the following founding donors, funding partners and program partners.

Founding Donors

Amanda Rosenthal Talent Agency
Peter Lusztyk
Beverly Bate
Anna Hill & Jim Creeggan
Diane Hill & Kevin Somerville
Omar Khan
Patrick Marshall & Kate Bate
Wayne Perry
Studio Blackwell
Tendril Studios
Quidnet Inc.

Funding Partners

Program Partners


Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Tides Canada / Together Project
215 Spadina #360
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7