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Newcomers and volunteers working together to build more welcoming communities.

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

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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