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Together Project Podcast
Together Project, an initiative of MakeWay, connects refugee newcomers and volunteers to build stronger and more integrated communities. This podcast tells stories from our matches.
Jan 19, 2022
Episode 13: Aya Reflects on One Year in Canada
In this episode, Aya a newcomer from Syria in our Welcome Group program reflects on her first year in Canada, the challenges of being a young newcomer, her education goals and the importance of social connections.
Nov 24, 2021
Episode 12: Feven on Building a Community for Newcomers
In this 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.
Aug 30, 2021
Episode 11: Rita's Experience Finding Work and Family in Canada
In this episode newcomer Rita discusses the realities, both opportunities and challenges, of settling in Canada, her journey to find work and creating a family through Together Project.
Jul 26, 2021
Episode 10: Hanna Shares Her Experience as a Newcomer Volunteer
Hanna speaks about her own journey to Canada and how volunteering with Together Project helped her meet new people, support other newcomers and find employment in Toronto.
May 31, 2021
Episode 9: Volunteers Mohammed and Sara on Welcoming Newcomers to Mississauga
Two dedicated volunteers, Mohammed & Sara, share stories and insights on welcoming newcomers to Mississauga, including the importance of volunteerism and education.
Apr 14, 2021
Episode 8: A Young Newcomer's Perspective on Settling in Canada
In this episode, Joudy discusses her experience coming to Canada as a young newcomer, continuing university and overcoming social isolation during the pandemic with the help of Together Project volunteers.
Mar 24, 2021
Episode 7: What Volunteers Have Meant for Jane and Her Family
In this episode, Jane shares how volunteers have been able to support her family with career navigation, children’s literacy, and healthcare challenges. Through weekly video chats, Jane has built strong social connections with the volunteers over six months and is now ready to giveback.
Feb 24, 2021
Episode 6: Ngozi Shares Her Experience Looking for Work in Canada
In this new podcast episode, Ngozi shares how Together Project volunteers supported her in finding employment in Canada and how now she wants to volunteer to empower other newcomers.
Feb 4, 2021
Episode 5: Tiffany Shares Her Experience Supporting Mary
In this episode, Tiffany a volunteer with Together Project shares her experience supporting Mary through the pandemic and discovering the resilience of newcomers.
Feb 3, 2021
Episode 4: Mary Shares How Volunteers Helped Her During the Pandemic
In this episode, we speak to Mary a refugee newcomer, about her experience coming to Canada, the challenges she faced during the beginning of the pandemic and her experience being matched with volunteers.
Oct 1, 2020
Episode 3: Maria and Paula Discuss Language Learning
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.
Sep 4, 2020
Episode 2: Sam's Journey from Uganda to Canada
In this episode, we talk to Sam about his experience coming to Canada as a refugee from Uganda and meeting Together Project volunteers.
Jun 29, 2020
Episode 1 - Rawha's Welcome Group
In this episode, we interviewed four volunteers - Amy, Eunice, Melissa and Byra - who share stories about being matched with refugee newcomer Rahwa.