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.

Sameera Mursal Alimi

Sameera Mursal Alimi

Sameera Mursal Alimi, a recent arrival from Afghanistan, shares her journey escaping Taliban’s takeover of the country and finding meaningful employment in Canada. This is her story!

Mai

Mai

Mai's Story   Mai arrived to Canada as a refugee with her family, leaving her life in Sudan including her career. She applied to our Welcome Talent Canada program, and was paired with a mentor who supported her secure a job she wants. This is her story! *Mai is a pseudonym. Her name was...

Yasmine

Yasmine

Yasmine saw her move to Canada as an opportunity to transform her career, and decided to pursue one that was meaningful and spoke to her. Here is her story.

Mentorship: The Story of Reem and Golam

Mentorship: The Story of Reem and Golam

Reem is a recently settled refugee from the Middle East. Golam is a seasoned professional in the banking industry. They recently became mentee and mentor in the Greater Toronto area.  We asked them both about their experiences and mentorship. This is their story!

Mentorship: The Story of Omar and Rommel

Mentorship: The Story of Omar and Rommel

Omar is a recently settled refugee from Sudan. Rommel is a seasoned professional in the procurement industry. They recently became mentee and mentor in the Greater Toronto area and found success!  We asked them both about their mentorship experience. This is their story!

Pablo

Pablo

Pablo faced unexpected difficulties and along the way discovered his resilience. Now he is building his life anew. This is his story! 

Nathanael

Nathanael

Nathanael overcame major challenges to be where he is today. This is his story!  

Tarek

Tarek

When Tarek arrived in Canada, he felt rejuvenated by a fresh new start.

Majd

Majd

Majd left everything behind and started a new career in Canada. This is his story! 

Tahmina

Tahmina

Tahmina is a photographer from Afghanistan. This is her story!