Newcomers and volunteers working together to build more welcoming communities.
In 2019, Finnish-Canadian Social Psychology Masters student Maria Besselink began the early stages of her evaluation of the Together Project Welcome Group program. With the support of her Western University thesis advisor, Dr. Victoria Esses, Maria set out to examine how Canadian volunteers’ perceptions and attitudes towards refugees would change over a six-month match with a refugee newcomer household.
However, just as she was about to begin her study, the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything, and she ended up breaking new ground in social psychology with her study of our Welcome Group Program.
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Together Project’s corporate partners help volunteers welcome refugee newcomers to Canada in so many ways.
Today, we want to feature and thank founding donor Tendril, who has been integral to Together Project since day one.
Through their commitment to diversity, inclusion, and civic engagement, they’ve been instrumental in helping us develop our visual storytelling and brand identity.
And of course, a special thanks goes out to Tendril COO, Kate Bate.
As a Together Project Co-Founder, donor, steering committee chair, and current steering committee member, Kate has always been instrumental in showing us the power of storytelling.
Please enjoy this video of a Together Project newcomer family made through Tendril’s generous support!💛 👨👩👧👦Watch Video
How does being in a Welcome Group support refugee mental health?
For Mental Health Week, we’re featuring Together Project volunteer, Joyce Edem!
With her fluency in over 7 languages and 3 dialects, Joyce loves connecting with newcomers as they settle into their new Canadian lives.
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