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.

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! 

Nicolas

Nicolas

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!

Samar

Samar

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

Moni

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!