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Newcomers and volunteers working together to build more welcoming communities.

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:

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.

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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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What inspired you to get involved in Together Project?

Three main reasons.

The first reason is my gratitude for Canada. My parents immigrated to Canada from Greece when I was very young and we have found it to be such a wonderful and kind country full of opportunities. At the age of 15, I decided that I wanted to give back to Canada for the wonderful life it has offered to my family and me, and I’ve been volunteering in different ways since then. Read more.

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Ngozi (not her real name) is a refugee claimant single mother with three children who arrived in Canada about one year ago. She is in a Welcome Group match with five women volunteers for six months. Ngozi shares her thoughts on remote social support with Together Project Co-Director, Anna Hill. Read more.


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#TogetherHello with Together Project Volunteer Khadije

I help with Arabic translation between volunteers and newcomers. At the beginning I was in almost every WhatsApp chat translating. It gave me a lot of hope that I am doing something useful. I never knew my language could provide so much help in Canada.” – Khadije. Read more here.

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