Together Project

Meet Mohammed: Long-time Welcome Group Volunteer and Our New Steering Committee Member!

Meet Hanen: Syrian-Canadian Changemaker and Our New Steering Committee Member!

Meet Western University Researcher Maria Besselink!

A Study of Together Project’s Welcome Group Program: Examining Canadian Volunteers’ Virtual Contact Experiences with Refugees

A Volunteer on Welcome Groups and Mental Health: “It’s had a huge positive impact”

“This positive energy is like a battery for me”: An Aspiring Physician on Being a Welcome Group Volunteer

A Long-time Welcome Group Volunteer: “Putting empathy in motion”

Volunteering as a Cultural Ambassador: “A small piece of time with a big impact”

3 Welcome Groups and Counting: “Matching the Rhythm of Newcomer Refugees”

Listen to more stories from newcomers in our Welcome Group Program on the Together Project podcast. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

“I can confidently say I have five Canadian friends and family… they are supportive in every area of my life.”

“After almost three years in Canada, I feel fortunate to call Toronto and Canada my home.”

“At some point in anybody’s life someone somewhere has volunteered to assist them in a time of need.”

“Even though we couldn’t meet in person because of the pandemic, I feel like we were able to become friends.”

“The ‘Canadian smile’ we received from our friends and neighbours made us feel so welcome, comfortable and safe.”