Techfugees Toronto 🇨🇦

Techfugees took its first steps in North America in Toronto in October 2019. Canada is one of the world’s leading immigration countries. 28 100 refugees have been resettled in Canada according to the UNHCR in 2018 and 18 000 refugees accessed Canadian citizenship.


📰 Read all the Techugees’ news here


🗓 Take a look at the Techfugees global calendar here

🇨🇦 Techfugees Toronto Talk #2: The Canadian Refugee Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Wednesday, July 8th  👉Register on eventbrite

⏮ 2020, May 21st: Techfugees Toronto Talk: Get to know Techfugees
⏮ 2019, November 14th: Techfugees Toronto welcome party 🎉

The Core Team

Techfugees Toronto is currently led by:

Olivia Doggett, Toronto, Ontario

Olivia is a design researcher and strategist who is currently working on a digital incubation team within financial services. This means Olivia spends a lot of her time talking to people about their human and digital relationships and thinking and conceptualizing what our future will and should look like. Alongside design and research, Olivia is also very passionate about helping newcomers along their path to resettlement in Canada and has worked at Canadian Council for Refugees as a youth ambassador and volunteered for other community settlement initiatives in Quebec.

Connect with Olivia on LinkedIn and have a look at her website!

Amy Weinrieb, Toronto, Ontario

Amy is currently a Product Manager at Connected. She was born and raised in the suburbs of Toronto and received a B.Comm from McGill University in Montreal. Passionate and fascinated by the possibility of using what is traditionally known as “business strategy” to address complex social problems, Amy has worked at The Centre For Social Innovation and then moved onto MaRS, a nonprofit who’s mission intersects entrepreneurship and innovation. She also has a knack for client-facing work and has further refined those skills while at SoapBox, Normative and most recently Connected. She’s excited to bring her knowledge and experience with the Toronto tech ecosystem to help build the first American chapter of Techfugees!

Connect with Amy on LinkedIn!

Mounir Nasri, Toronto, Ontario

Mounir is a social entrepreneur and advisor in the field of community development. His multicultural background, as well as his organizational network in different countries, have helped him build several refugee settlement programs in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq prior to his arrival to Canada under the Syrian refugee sponsorship program. He currently works with ACSA – Newcomers’ Centre as a Program Specialist, where he focuses on building entrepreneurship, employment, skills building, and mentorship programs for refugees and newcomers. With an educational background in computer science, global development studies, and innovation and entrepreneurship management, he is excited to help launch Toronto’s Techfugees chapter!

Follow Mounir on Twitter!

Jules Phillips, Toronto, Ontario

Jules is a communication and engagement professional in Toronto, Canada committed to advancing the intersections of technology and social justice. She has held diverse roles at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, University of Toronto Entrepreneurship, and in the arts and culture sector. 

Follow Jules on Twitter!

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 Press coverage

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