The stories shared by our refugee panelists during our World Refugee Day 2020 Event have inspired us to launch a new Jumpstart initiative. Our Story provides refugees with an opportunity to speak in their own voice and feature their stories of perseverance, tribulation, and triumph.
Nathanael overcame major challenges to be where he is today. This is his story!
When Tarek arrived in Canada, he felt rejuvenated by a fresh new start.
Majd left everything behind and started a new career in Canada. This is his story!
Tahmina is a photographer from Afghanistan. This is her story!
Having recently arrived in Canada, Massihullah, a beneficiary of Jumpstart’s WES gateway program, shared with us the highlights of his experiences, challenges and growth in his new home. This is his story!
Martina utilized Jumpstart’s mentorship and Refugee Talent Hub program. Arriving in Canada with her children and with hopes for a fresh start, she describes some of her experiences in an interview with us. This is her story!
Samar is a beneficiary of Jumpstart’s mentorship and Refugee Talent Hub program. Having arrived in Canada, Samar left her entire life in Sudan behind, including her career. She was searching for opportunities to network when she was introduced to Welcome Talent Canada mentorship program, through a friend. We sat down for an interview with Samar. This is her story!
Moni is a refugee and Jumpstart mentee who overcame immense personal and professional challenges to jumpstart her life and career 3 different times in 3 different countries; Syria, Lebanon and Canada. From a low-income refugee to a financial coach in Canada, this is her story!
Almila is a recently settled refugee from Turkey. Upon arrival in Toronto, Almila was searching for opportunities to gain professional guidance, and she found the Welcome Talent Canada mentorship program. We asked her about her experience coming to Canada and with mentorship.
Laila is recently settled refugee of Palestinian origin. Giovanna is Vice-Principal at St. Margaret School in Calgary, Alberta. They recently became mentor and mentee and a new friendship blossomed. We asked them both about their mentorship experience and what their first meeting was like.