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Newcomers and volunteers working together to build more welcoming communities.

Listen to Part 2 of CBC Metro Morning’s Interview with Sam and Heejae

CBC Metro Morning’s host Ismaila, interviews Sam and Heejae about what it’s been like for them to participate in Together Project’s Welcome Group program. After overcoming numerous challenges, Sam connected with Together Project volunteers who are helping him navigate his career and community. Listen here.

LISTEN TO PART 1 OF CBC METRO MORNING’S INTERVIEW WITH SAM, A REFUGEE FROM UGANDA

In Episode 1 of CBC Metro Morning’s two-part series, Ismaila interviews Sam about the many challenges he faced arriving in Toronto as a refugee claimant from Uganda. Sam is a newcomer participant in Together Project’s Welcome Groups for Refugee claimants pilot program. Listen here.

Episode 3 of the Together Project Podcast

The third episode of Together Project’s podcast is now live!

In this episode, we speak with Maria, a refugee from Mexico, and Paula a volunteer who is working with Maria and her family on learning English and more.

Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ETlFbK

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/33Mdckm

Or Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/30P17cc

Together Project: Learning From the Shift to Virtual Volunteering

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the lockdown occurred in March, Together Project had about 150 volunteers who were already participating in six-month matches with Government-Assisted Refugees, and about to match 150 more. Read about how we adapted our program to provide remote social support in this new blog post with Volunteer Canada: ow.ly/eNk250BFqQV

Episode 2 of the Together Project Podcast is now live!

The second episode of Together Project’s podcast is now up! We hear from Sam, a refugee from Uganda, who tells us about being matched with Together Project volunteers and looking for work in Canada.

Listen on GooglePodcasts: https://bit.ly/2Z2vJWL 

ApplePodcasts: https://apple.co/2QUTaNb 

Spotify: spoti.fi/2F3lRVt

Together Project Contributing to Welcoming Communities

Many organizations are working together to create Welcoming Communities for refugee newcomers in the GTA and Mississauga. Based on a 2010 “Characteristics of Welcoming Communities Report” by Dr. Victorira Esses, Together Project has identified five ways that volunteers and newcomers can play a role in building Welcoming Communities. Learn more here.

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