Newcomers and volunteers working together to build more welcoming communities.
In this video, Dr. Michaela Hynie discusses the value of social support in helping to ease the stress of refugee resettlement. Click here to view it!
Video credit: Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project (IRMHP)
Visit the IRMHP website to register for their free online courses & learn about their other resources to support immigrant & refugee mental health.
To join a group of Welcome Group volunteers offering social & integration support to refugee newcomers, visit www.togetherproject.ca/volunteer today!
Meet Nader Daouk, a Welcome Group volunteer from Lebanon who restarted his life in Canada in his 30s, and uses his experience to inspire other newcomers!
With his positive energy and attitude, Nader is a volunteer who seeks to help other adult newcomers to see their settlement journey as an opportunity:
“I wanted to encourage others to have fun with it, see it as an opportunity to create who you are, because this is the opportunity that’s given to us here. Together, we can make it.”
To learn more about Nader, click here!Read More
Meet Dawit, a #RefugeeCityBuilder who has advocated for refugees worldwide and helps refugees find meaningful employment in Canada!
After fleeing Eritrea at only 21 years old, Dawit Demoz became a refugee focused on helping other refugees. With his over 10 years of experience in advocating for refugees, Dawit has focused on pushing for meaningful refugee participation at decision-making tables
As the Community Relations Manager at Jumpstart Refugee Talent, Dawit provides free services to refugees in Canada who are seeking meaningful employment.
On June 19th, in partnership with the New Canadian TV Network, Jumpstart Refugee Talent will be holding the first Refuge(E)xpo– a free, online celebration of refugee creativity and culture. To learn more about Dawit and the Refuge(E)xpo, click here!Read More
Meet the man known as “The Syrian Mayor of Toronto”: Khaled Abdulwahed!
We’re delighted to share his story for our Together Project #RefugeeCityBuilders feature.
Having experienced the harsh realities of displacement when he was forced to leave Syria as a teenager, Khaled’s personal journey fuelled his drive to make a difference for other refugees. He has volunteered with Together Project, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, and many more organizations supporting refugee-centred development projects.
As the Administrative Manager of Molham Team’s Canadian office, Khaled continues to support refugees by providing aid to displaced people in Syria, while providing settlement support for refugees in Toronto, earning him the nickname, “The Syrian Mayor of Toronto.”
To learn more about Khaled, click here!Read More