Newcomers and volunteers working together to build more welcoming communities.
In Episode 1 of CBC Metro Morning’s two-part series, Ismaila interviews Sam about the many challenges he faced arriving in Toronto as a refugee claimant from Uganda.
Sam is a newcomer participant in Together Project’s Welcome Groups for Refugee Claimants pilot program.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the lockdown occurred in March, Together Project had about 150 volunteers who were already participating in six-month matches with Government-Assisted Refugees, and were about to match 150 more.
Read about how we adapted our program to provide remote social support in this new blog post with Volunteer Canada.
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Many organizations are working together to create Welcoming Communities for refugee newcomers in the GTA and Mississauga.
Based on a 2010 “Characteristics of Welcoming Communities Report” by Dr. Victorira Esses, Together Project has identified five ways that volunteers and newcomers can play a role in building Welcoming Communities.
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We interviewed Alexander Katsabouris about his Together Project volunteer experience.
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