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Thank You Tendril!

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.

From our logo to our brand assets to our professional photography, Tendril has helped us find incredible supporters like Frontier, Lisa Kanakko, and Emilie Muszczak to help us along the way!

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!💛 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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A Volunteer on Welcome Groups and Mental Health: “It’s had a huge positive impact”

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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“This positive energy is like a battery for me”: An Aspiring Physician on Being a Welcome Group Volunteer

Why would an aspiring physician volunteer with Together Project? 

For National Volunteer Week, we’re featuring Arad and his passion for inclusive healthcare, and why volunteering is his battery.

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A Long-time Volunteer: “Putting Empathy in Motion”

Why does a long-time Welcome Group volunteer stay involved?

For National Volunteer Week, we’re featuring Sara’s volunteer experiences with Together Project and her reflections on the National Volunteer Week theme, “Empathy in Action.”

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Volunteering as a Cultural Ambassador: “A Small Piece of Time with a Big Impact”

What’s it like to be a Cultural Ambassador with Together Project?

For National Volunteer Week, we’re featuring Paula and her experience as a child refugee, her innovative solutions for engaging youth online, and so much more.

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Three Welcome Groups and Counting: Matching the Rhythm of Newcomer Refugees

What is it really like to be a Welcome Group volunteer in a match?

For National Volunteer Week, Kathleen talks about her experiences volunteering in three matches, and shares an important message about finding the right rhythm.

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