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.
Ron, a recent arrival from Indonesia, shares his journey of seeking asylum in Canada and finding a meaningful employment. This is his story!
Fairuz, a newly arrived refugee from Afghanistan, lost hope and the life she has built for herself and her family when she was forced to leave her home country. Yet, she quickly found strength not only to rebuild her life, but to also support fellow Afghan activists through her new job at a Canadian organization.
Fadi arrived in Canada as a refugee, right before a global pandemic hit. He struggled at first, but then found his way. This is his story;
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 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!
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!