Events & Articles

November 14, 2019

Jumpstart - Refugee Talent is organizing a career event for refugees.

This will be a chance for them to learn more about private equity and venture capital spaces.

This will also be a great opportunity to meet professionals for networking.

Date: Thursday, 22nd of November 2019

Time: 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m

To register for this event or for more information, please contact

November 13, 2019

The Toronto Arts Council is calling all Toronto-based artists or art managers who would be interested in the Refugee Artists Mentorship program.

This program gives funding for refugee artists to be mentored in their chosen artistic discipline. 

Please note that the session encompasses artists of all backgrounds and disciplines.

Date: Tuesday, 19th of November, 2019 

Time: 3:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m 

November 06, 2019

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) is looking for people to fill out their survey on Group of Five (G5) and Community Sponsors. 

Target audience: 

  • People who have been or are considering to become a G5 sponsor

  • People who have information or ideas that they would like to share on G5 based on their experience 

November 06, 2019

The Mennonite Central Committee Peace Conference  is a chance for people to see, hear, and experience first-hand how they are changing lives through peacebuilding. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn about the dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion in the relationships that develop in private refugee sponsorship

November 04, 2019

Jumpstart Refugee Talent in collaboration with The Neighbourhood Organization are organizing a youth employment event. 

This event is targeted toward refugee youth aged from 16 to 30. 

The event will feature:

  • A presentation from Linkedin on career success 

  • Ikea’s and RBC’s presentation on their initiative to hire refugee youth

October 31, 2019

Maintaining a good mental health can be extremely challenging for refugees in Canada.

Especially if they have experienced trauma or have gone through a lengthy separation from their family and loved ones. 

To help refugees who went through this ordeal, CTFC / Infinite Development is organizing a mental health awareness event. 

Participants will learn more about trauma and well-being. 

Date: Sat, 9 November, 2019

October 31, 2019

The Cantala Women’s Choir, the Forest Hull United Church Choir, and Paix Christi are organizing a concert to support refugees. 

The money raised through this event will go to the private sponsorship of refugees. 

Date: Saturday, 9th of November, 2019 

Time: 7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m

Location: 2 Wembley Road, Toronto

October 30, 2019

Settling in a foreign country entails familiarizing yourself with its language and its code of conduct, especially when you intend to work in that country.  Getting to know the Canadian business etiquette can help you transition smoothly in the job market without any bumps or misunderstanding. The last thing you want is to rub your coworkers the wrong way by unknowingly doing something that they may consider offensive. 

October 29, 2019

On the 4th of June 1969, Canada signed the 1951 Convention  pertaining to the status of refugees, 18 years after it was adopted by the United Nations. Since then, Canada has forged quite a reputation as being a leader in refugee resettlement. Unlike economic immigrants, refugees did not make a conscious choice to leave their country to seek a better life elsewhere. They fled their country because they are at risk of, or have experienced persecution.

October 25, 2019

To understand the refugees’ journey and struggle, you have to be able to walk in their shoes. 

Oxfam Canada and FCJ Refugee are organizing an exhibition on the real objects donated to refugees in their new countries, as symbols of friendship and solidarity. 

The objects will be accompanied with stories that aim to be a reminder of the strength and resilience of people forced to flee their homes.