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