Allies in Refugee Integration Project: Focus Groups in Toronto, Ottawa and Kitchener

Refugee 613 in collaboration with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) are working together on the Allies in Refugee Integration Project.

The Allies in Refugee Integration Project is seeking to improve collaboration and teamwork between service providers and private sponsors.
We are looking for former privately-sponsored refugees, private refugee sponsors and settlement workers who work with privately sponsored refugees in Toronto, Ottawa and Kitchener.

We want to hear from you on of how settlement providers and private sponsors worked together to support refugee integration. What worked and what challenges were faced in connecting to services?
Come tell us your experiences at one of our focus groups.

Private Refugee Sponsors Focus Groups

Toronto : September 18, 3-5 pm
Ottawa: September 25, 6-8 pm
Kitchener: September 27, 5:30 pm-7:30pm


Former Privately-Sponsored Refugees Focus Groups

Toronto : September 18, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ottawa: September 24, 6-8 pm POSTPONED - NEW DATE COMING SOON
Kitchener: September 28, 5 pm- 7 pm

Former refugees will receive a $30 honorarium and we will cover public transportation. We will also make arrangements for childcare upon request.


Settlement Workers Focus Groups

Toronto : September 18, 10 am - 12 pm
Ottawa: September 24, 1:30pm - 3:30 pm
Kitchener: September 28, 10 am - 12 pm

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please email Sally Dimachki, Project Coordinator, Refugee 613 at sally@refugee613.ca.