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Meet Nasima: Afghan Community Leader Becomes Our First Match Coordinator

As Together Project’s first Match Coordinator, Nasima Omari Sayar brings a wealth of experience as an Afghan community leader, a newcomer to Canada, and a Welcome Group volunteer. Meet our newest team member, Nasima!

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Where Are Together Project Newcomers From?

On Canadian Multiculturalism Day, we’re sharing a snapshot of the current matches in our Welcome Group Program!

Along with refugee newcomers from Afghanistan, Syria, Palestine, Nigeria, Eritrea, Iran, we’re also currently serving households from Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia, Ethiopia, Honduras, Iraq, Mali, Mexico, Sudan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Yemen.

Happy Canadian Multiculturalism Day!

A Video on the Importance of Newcomer Social Support

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 today!

Meet Farah Kurji, Our New Steering Committee Member!

Meet Farah Kurji, our new steering committee member!

As a second-generation Canadian, lifelong volunteer, and Senior Manager of Strategy & Planning at TD Bank Group, Farah brings a wealth of experience in creating social impact.

Read more about her here!

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Meet Welcome Group Volunteer Nader Daouk

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!

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Meet Dawit: Community Relations Manager at Jumpstart Refugee Talent

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!

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