The WHTO Vision
We envision a dynamic settlement network where all newcomers are welcomed with open hearts and minds, and supported to reach their highest potential for a stronger Canada.
Develop and share insights and personal stories of settlement from diverse perspectives
Create collaborative spaces and opportunities where newcomers and Canadians engaged in settlement efforts can connect, communicate, and collectively work towards a more effective refugee settlement experience
Empower and support community-driven, refugee-focused initiatives
New ideas, new partnerships and new understanding between newcomers, settlement service providers, social innovators, government and Canadians in general
Meet a Book. Open your Heart. Grow your mind.
NEWCOMER & THE SETTLEMENT SECTOR COLLECTION
In partnership with
BREAKING THE LANGUAGE BARRIER REPORT
WHTO seems to cut through the red tape and gets at the heart of the real challenges facing newcomers, and inspires and empowers viable, sustainable solutions.
From attending our adult ESL classes, to inviting us to speak at their Month 13 event, WHTO believed in and guided On the Spot Language. Our partnership has resulted in On the Spot Language launching our pilot Newcomer Program.
Language has emerged as one of the most significant challenges for refugees as they are now passed Month 13. The quality of existing ESL programs has repeatedly been a contention in newcomers being able to progress their language skills, and in turn hindering their integration process.
WHTO connects the right people they have done and continue to do so, for On the Spot Language. Not only has WHTO given us a voice, but has continued to motivate and inspire us to keep on fighting the fight and not to give up.
The entire team at WHTO has supported On the Spot Language believing in what we’re doing to truly help these newcomers to reach their highest potential and to make Canada a stronger country.Anesh Daya