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

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!

Massihullah

Massihullah

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

Martina

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!