What We've Been Up To

In pursuing our mission to connect services in a dynamic and integrated way, WelcomeHomeTO has become a go-to partner for groups and agencies.

WHTO in the Community

Speaking Engagements

Events We've Participated In

Events We've Supported

Thought Pieces

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,...

Rania Younes, WHTO Co-Founder & Breaking the Language Barrier Panel Discussion moderator, post-event remarks and thanks.

Thanks to everyone who helped organize and run last night’s WelcomeHome.to discussion on Language barriers (and for those of you who came and participated too!) We heard over and over last night “put yourself in their shoes”, so I am sharing this all...

Put Yourself in the Shoes of a Refugee

Put Yourself in the Shoes of a Refugee Islamic State aggressors have decapitated and eviscerated many ladies and kids in terrible assaults on Syrian towns which have left 52 individuals dead. Imagine for a second that you have family in a country we all see as safe...

Why We Remember

Why We Remember The AfD (Alternative for Germany) started in 2013 as a eurosceptic party, opposed to the single currency, but has shifted further to the right, gaining success in state parliaments over the past year through its anti-immigrant rhetoric amid the influx...

Active Citizen Social Enterprise Summit 2017

Active Citizens Social Enterprise Summit  Representing WelcomeHomeTO, I was invited to be 1 of 15 youth, who traveled to Ottawa to attend the Active Citizen Social Enterprise Summit (ACSE) held on Parliament Hill. I had attended the ACSE training in Montreal during...

Understanding and Empowering Grassroots Refugee-Support Move by WHTO co-founder Rania Younes

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No New Money: A Call for Civic Action

At the recent Canadian Council for Refugees Refugees Welcome Here: Awareness, Advocacy and Action consultation, the Canadian government made it clear – there is no new money for refugee sponsorship and settlement efforts. If any money is allocated to new...

Masjid Toronto

    Yesterday I attended prayer services at Masjid Mosque in downtown Toronto.  I was there at the invitation of a friend of mine, a newcomer who came to Canada from the Middle East as a refugee. The inspiration for this visit was a chat about Ramadan and...

Where do we go from here? How to respond to hate and xenophobia in a post-factual world

PREFACE: I’ve been reflecting quite a bit about the events of the past few months because it’s been resurfacing a lot of memories and thoughts that I had while doing research on the rise of right-wing populism in relation to refugee policy in Europe. Initially, I...

St. Stephen Church

There’s a big crowd waiting at St. Stephen’s door when I arrive. Before long, the crowd has morphed into a line-up that stretches to the end of the block and around the corner. Most of the people who have come out are private sponsors of Syrian refugees; chatter in...

WHTO Impact

iamsick.ca partnership

Information Sessions for Engaged Citizens

Syrian Salad Club

Volunteer Toronto partnership

Network Weaving

Settlement System Consulting