Integration Navigators

Arabic Speaking volunteers (Integration navigators) are matched with refugee families. Each navigator is partnered with a Syrian refugee family upon their arrival to the hotel in Toronto. They accompany them to Waterloo region, act as interpreters, provide assistance in settling and navigating the settlement system, and connect them to their local community and the community at large.

All navigators are fluent in both English and Arabic, all are internationally trained professionals and have completed “Beyond Translation” training.