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Newcomers and volunteers working together to build more welcoming communities.

Story of a Match – Aya on Newcomer Education

Aya is a 21 year-old Syrian newcomer who came to Canada in January 2021.

After being connected to Together Project through the Youth Change-Makers Initiative run by COSTI, she is being featured in our #StoryofaMatch series.

Read more to learn about Aya’s thoughts on her education in Canada.

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Vaccine Access Project Video

Learn how a team of Together Project volunteers empowered newcomers from the Crossroads Refugee Clinic Women’s College Hospital to overcome language and technology barriers to access COVID-19 vaccines through the #VaccineAccessProject.

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Cadillac Fairview Announces new Philanthropic Strategy Aimed at Combating Social Isolation

We are proud to partner with Cadillac Fairview to reduce newcomer social isolation through Together Project’s Welcome Group Program. Thank you for helping us build more welcoming and connected communities!

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A Former Refugee Helps New Arrivals Overcome Obstacles

As a single mom from Syria, Fatma came to Canada with her son in February 2016.

After leaving the Syrian refugee camp in Turkey, she felt like she was building her new life “from zero.”

Read more about her story here.

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Story of A Match – Aya Meets Her Welcome Group

We’re excited to share Aya’s #StoryofaMatch!

Aya is a 21-year-old newcomer to Canada who was previously living in China, but is originally from Syria.

This is the first of a series of updates from Aya over the course of her match with her Welcome Group volunteers.

Read more to learn about the beginning of Aya’s journey!

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Launch of our Education Support Guide

Together Project has launched an education guide to assist refugee newcomer families in navigating the educational system.

This document provides matched volunteers with training, resources, and guidance around addressing newcomer families’ unique challenges with regards to their children’s education.

It includes an in-depth overview of how newcomers interact with the school system and the different challenge areas refugee newcomer parents may face when engaging in their children’s education.

This guide will help Welcome Group volunteers more effectively support newcomer families with a safe return to schools as part of the pandemic recovery.

View the guide here!