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Who We Are

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.

INFORM


Develop and share insights and personal stories of settlement from diverse perspectives.

CONNECT

 


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

 


Empower and support community-driven, refugee-focused initiatives.

INSPIRE

 

Inspire existing and potential settlement supporters to create or adapt innovative solutions to the integration process.


BREAKING THE LANGUAGE BARRIER REPORT 

 

It’s been a crazy & memorable few months working closely with the MCIS team on Join us on February 1st for MCIS Annual Kick Off & Award Ceremony

BOUND by Against the Grain Theater – What is it about?

We heard about Against the Grain Theater incorporating testimonies of refugees and displaced peoples settlement experience in their new production BOUND.  We wanted to hear more about how they came to create this new performance and why the refugee crisis is the...
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Response to the Auditor General’s Report 3: Settlement Services for Syrian Refugees

“We were concerned about the department’s inability to track whether the Syrian refugees had access to basic provincial services, such as health care and education – especially considering that part of the department’s objective was to help Syrian refugees benefit...
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Barriers to Health Care by Emma Bartel

What does the literature have to say about…  This article is part of a series summarizing research conducted in Canada related to refugee health and settlement. This segment is focused on:   BARRIERS TO HEALTH CARE   Research studies have unveiled a number...
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Get to know Destin AI, Jusoor Disruptor Lab Winner

Destin.ai founder and CEO Nargiz Mammadova  sat down to tell us how she developed her artificial intelligence platform to help newcomers integrate, how it can help Canada become more inclusive and whats on the horizon for Destin.ai.     What does a typical...
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MCIS Language Solutions to host #MigrahackTO

MCIS Language Solutions will host #MigrahackTO on November 3rd – 5th. This community hackathon brings together journalists, web developers and non-profit organizations. Together they will be educated on visualizing data, the stories behind the numbers and...
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Get to know Jusoor Disruptor Lab Education and Learning winner and On the Spot Language founder Anesh Daya

We managed to fit into the busy schedule of On the Spot Language founder and winner of Jusoor Disruptor Lab for education and learning, Anesh Daya.  We wanted to know more about his Newcomer Program, what this win means for the organization and how his curriculum...
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Jusoor Fifth Annual Global Conference: Newcomer Food Exhibitor Ani Hjir

With Jusoors Fifth Annual Global Conference happening this weekend, We wanted to know more about newcomers who will be sharing their settlement journeys, as well as the initiatives which helped them integrate socially and economically into Canada. I was lucky enough...
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Jusoor Fifth Annual Global Conference: Newcomer Food Exhibitor Majeda Boshi

With Jusoors Fifth Annual Global Conference happening just next weekend, we wanted to know more about newcomers who will be sharing their settlement journeys, as well as the initiatives which helped them integrate socially and economically into Canada. We sat down for...
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RVezy and the Toubeh Family

After hearing about the Toubeh’s family journey curtesy of RVezy we wanted to know what inspired the company’s intiative and how others can learn from their example. We spoke to Ariella McNaught to find out more! What inspired RVezy to offer this trip to...
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Get to know LoveArabic Co-founder & Chief Culture Guide, Waleed Nassar

We sat down for a chat with Co-founder & Chief Culture Guide for LoveArabic Waleed Nassar. We wanted to know more about this initiative and show you the wonderful work happening in Toronto to increase diversity and breaking barriers between neighbors. Hi Waleed,...
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