Newcomers and volunteers working together to build more welcoming communities.
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!
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.
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