Together Project

In response to COVID-19 Together Project is training volunteers to provide remote social support to newcomers.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. Together Project has worked with a variety of community agency partners across Ontario. We are currently seeking volunteers in Toronto and Mississauga. There are three ways to start volunteering with Together Project:

Welcome Groups

Welcome Groups are the backbone of Together Project’s work. We mirror Canada’s unique private sponsorship model by matching groups of four or more people with recently-arrived refugees. We support our Welcome Groups with training, resources, and feedback sessions for effectively supporting refugee newcomers.

The fastest way to get started is to form a group with coworkers, friends, or family members.


Alternatively, you can sign up as an individual volunteer, and we can work to connect you with other volunteers in your community to form a group that way. Please bear in mind that this does take more time, and we prioritize group formation in communities under served by existing Welcome Groups.

We are currently matching in Toronto and Mississauga.

Cultural Ambassadors

Each match is assigned a volunteer interpreter, called a Cultural Ambassador, to help bridge the linguistic and cultural gap between the newcomers and their counterpart Welcome Group.

Cultural Ambassadors are assigned a maximum of three matches each, and are expected to translate via WhatsApp on a daily basis and be available for in-person interpretation at least twice a month.