Participating Companies

Don't see your company listed?
Contact giveitup4peace@peacegeeks.org to get your company involved.

One hour can make a world of difference

Share your insights, build a relationship, and connect 1-on-1 on topics like culture, employment, and language skills. All while raising funds to support PeaceGeeks' projects that ensure newcomers thrive in Canada!

You don’t need to be an expert—just a good neighbour.

Connect with a newcomer for 60 minutes, and have your company match ($1 per minute). Or donate $60 and fund your own connection.

62% of new immigrants say they had to overcome racism in order to land employment
40% of newcomers in Vancouver are living below the poverty line.
People with "ethnic-sounding names" are 20-40% less likely to get an interview call-back.
#GiveItUp4Peace

How it works

Sign up
1. Sign up to be a Virtual Neighbour

Register to give one hour of your time and chat with a newcomer on video call.

#GiveItUp4Peace Email
2. Get introduced to a newcomer

We send you an email introduction to a newcomer. Then you schedule a one-on-one video call.

Meet
3. Meet for your call

Don't know what to say? We'll give you a conversation prompt to get started, and you can also check out our resource guide.

Company match or donation
4. Get matched or donate

For every hour you give, your company matches with a $60 donation. Or you donate $60 to fund your own connection! (All donations go towards PeaceGeeks projects that help newcomers thrive in Canada.)

Want to support another way?
Fund a connection!

Don't have capacity for a video call? By making a donation, you will support future connections for newcomers in B.C.

Make a donation today

I'm new to B.C.
Can I participate as a newcomer?

Yes! Newcomers can get matched with a Virtual Neighbour to discuss topics like cultural exchange, career advice, or practice English!

Sign up as a newcomer

About this project

#GiveItUp4Peace is powered by Snapp, PeaceGeeks' digital program that matches newcomers with skilled professionals.

Here’s what newcomers had to say about participating...

"Meeting new people is essential for newcomers. Snapp has been doing a great job of opening up an important channel for me in Canada."

Snapp newcomer participant

Ready to give your time and meet a newcomer?

Sign up today