Funders and Partners

TalentLift is powered by the generous support of our funders and by our partners. Together, we’re supporting more people living in refugee circumstances to access work and skilled visa opportunities towards a secure future for them and their families.

Transformational funders

Scotiabank is a Canadian multinational banking and financial services provider. TalentLift received transformational support from the Scotiabank ScotiaRISE program that will support displaced talent worldwide to connect with Canadian employers and relocate for work as a skills-based solution to their displacement.

ScotiaRISE is Scotiabank’s 10-year, $500 million initiative to promote economic resilience among disadvantaged groups. ScotiaRISE partners with organizations that provide the tools people need to improve their education and employment prospects, adapt to changing circumstances, and increase the likelihood of financial success.

Our funders

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada provides funding to TalentLift to implement programming that advances access by displaced job seekers to Canada’s Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP).

UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.

Fast Forward bridges the tech and nonprofit sectors to provide funding, mentorship, and community to accelerate tech nonprofits.

Teshebaeva Henderson is a family law firm based in Ottawa with a client-centered approach focused on helping clients understand their legal rights, navigate the law and access justice.

Our partners

Unicorn Rebellion is a branding agency that helps organizations discover their brilliant truth and unleash it onto the world.

Will O’Hare is a photographer based in Toronto who specializes in portraits and visual storytelling.

Secular Rescue is a program of the Center for Inquiry designed to provide emergency assistance to writers, bloggers, activists, and others who face threats due to their beliefs or expressions.

World Education Services (WES) is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to helping newcomers achieve their educational and career goals in Canada.

HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.

Convo is an online language centre for IELTS test prep and language training. Convo builds credible and accessible resources for learners globally.

Focus Humanitarian Assistance Canada (FOCUS) responds to emergency situations arising out of natural or other disasters, including support for populations displaced by civil instability or conflict.

ANZ is a professional language translation provider. Through a global network of professional translators and linguists, ANZ provides high quality, swift translations in all major world languages.

The Language Platform is a translation and interpretation company based in Beirut. They are dedicated to connecting people all around the world by offering high-quality, efficient services through a network of highly capable and experienced Arabic, English and French translators, interpreters and linguists.

Hoot Reading offers one-to-one online reading lessons for kids with experienced teachers to accelerate learning. Their mission is to raise independent, confident readers who love learning.

It takes a whole community.

Are you interested in joining us? We are grateful for any contribution. Your donation will directly support candidates to reach their full potential and leave refugee circumstances behind.

Thank you!