Together Project
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Newcomers and volunteers working together to build more welcoming communities.

New Research Project

Announcing our new IRCC-SDI research partnership with Western University, TD Bank Group, COSTI Immigrant Services, DIVERSEcity & Catholic Centre for Immigrants to learn about the impact of remote versus hybrid social support on newcomer settlement.

Podcast Episode 13: Aya Reflects on One Year in Canada

In this new #StoryOfAMatch episode, Aya, a newcomer in our program, reflects on her first year in Canada, the challenges of being a young newcomer, her education goals and the importance of social connections.

Listen on Apple, Spotify or GooglePodcasts.

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Volunteer for the Ottawa Welcome Group Program

We are seeking volunteers in Ottawa to be matched with refugee newcomers in our new Welcome Group Program!

If you are interested in supporting newcomer settlement and building welcoming communities, learn more here.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Together Project Impact Report

We are very excited to share with you Together Project’s first-ever annual impact report, which shares a snapshot of the work we’ve accomplished this year and our impact, as well as some of the stories shared by our volunteer and newcomer participants.

Podcast Episode 12: Feven on Building a Community For Newcomers

In this new podcast episode Feven, a newcomer participant and volunteer from our Welcome Group program, shares her experience building a community of support and how she is giving back by volunteering.

Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

The Impact of Together Project Welcome Groups on GAR Social Capital

A new pilot study by Principal Researcher Shireen Salti examines the effectiveness of the “Welcome Group” model on building refugee social capital.

The urvey design was informed by the open-source survey from the Toronto Social Capital Study (2018).

The study measured changes in refugee newcomers’ self-perception of access to social capital over the course of their participation in the Welcome Group Program.

Focus groups with refugee newcomers and team leads were also used to gain a deeper understanding of the processes underlying these changes.

Read the full report here.

Executive Summary