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Newcomers and volunteers working together to build more welcoming communities.

Together Project Podcast Episode 5

In this episode, we speak to we speak with Tiffany, one of the volunteers who have supported a newcomer named Mary through the pandemic. She also shares her thoughts on the resilience of newcomers.

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Together Project Podcast Episode 4

In this episode, we speak to Mary a refugee claimant from Uganda about her experience coming to Canada, the challenges she faced during the beginning of the pandemic and her experience being matched with volunteers. Listen on Spotify, ApplePodcasts or GooglePodcasts.

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From Aleppo to Mississauga: How one Syrian refugee family’s journey ended with newfound hope and community in Canada

Younes & Feryal speak about the “Canadian smile,” the pandemic and the arrival of their infant son. Special thanks to #TDReadyCommitment volunteers & @TD_Canada for providing refugee newcomers with social & integration support via our Welcome Group program. Read the full article here.

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Together Project 2020 Holiday Video Out Now

Happy Holidays from Together Project! Please enjoy these video stories about how newcomers and volunteers have been working together to build more welcoming communities. We have achieved a lot in this challenging year, by reaching over 80 newcomer families and 350 volunteers. We would love for you to be a part of our work whether as a volunteer or by making a donation. On behalf of our Together Project team, we wish to thank our newcomers and volunteers for participating in our program. We also wish to thank our partners, funders and individual donors without whom our work would not be possible. Watch here: https://vimeo.com/491875733

REDUCING SOCIAL ISOLATION THROUGH THE WELCOME GROUPS FOR REFUGEE CLAIMANTS PILOT PROGRAM

As we recently wrapped up our “Welcome Groups for Refugee Claimants” pilot program, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we wanted to share with you some of the results we received from the program’s evaluation, which you can find below. This data comes from 19 refugee claimant households who participated in surveys before and after their matches. Read more here.

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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.