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Newcomers and volunteers working together to build more welcoming communities.

Listen to Part 1 of CBC Metro Morning’s Interview with Sam, a refugee from Uganda

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.

Listen here.

Podcast Episode 3: Maria and Paula Discuss Language Learning

The third episode of Together Project’s podcast is now live!

In this episode, we speak with Maria, a refugee from Mexico, and Paula a volunteer who is working with Maria and her family on learning English and more.

Listen on SpotifyApple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.

Together Project: Learning From the Shift to Virtual Volunteering

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.

Click here for our article!  

Podcast Episode 2: Sam’s Journey from Uganda to Canada

The second episode of Together Project’s podcast is now up!

We talk to  Sam, a refugee from Uganda, who tells us about being matched with Together Project volunteers and looking for work in Canada.

Listen on GooglePodcasts, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.

Together Project Contributing to Welcoming Communities

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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Interview with Welcome Group Volunteer Alexander

We interviewed Alexander Katsabouris about his Together Project volunteer experience.

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