Who We Are

 

Our Vision

A world where every displaced person has a pathway to protection, and every potential host community has an opportunity to welcome.

 

Our Mission

We are driven to solve one of the defining global challenges of our time. The number of people fleeing their homes grows each day. Climate change and growing instability are accelerating this trend of displacement. Millions of people seeking protection and a successful future are choosing dangerous journeys to unwelcome borders because they are unable to access a safe and legal route.

The current system is unable to provide enough people with a pathway to protection.

At the same time, there are millions of potential welcomers all over the world. These are communities, universities, employers. They are individuals who are missing someone they love, and strangers who want to welcome a new neighbor.

The current system is unable to provide enough people with an opportunity to welcome.

Solving these problems requires systemic change on a global scale. Driving this change is our single preoccupation. We do not provide services, operate programs, or sponsor refugees. We build systems, create partnerships, and pilot bold solutions with the potential to transform the field of safe and legal routes.

We grow pathways.

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Our Team

Our global team reflects our approach to partnership building. We are world-leading experts with backgrounds in government, civil society, philanthropy, law, and business, as well as expertise drawn from lived experience of displacement. We are based in Canada, the US, and across Europe. We are bold, restless, and determined. And we are working together, and with dozens of close partners, to build a new global system of safe and legal routes.

 
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Akjemal Gujikova

Finance and Administrative Officer

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Alexandra Davri

Junior Communications Officer

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Ania Kwadrans

Principal Policy Advisor

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Anna Campos

Global Director, Finance & Administration

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Biftu Yousuf

Principal Analyst

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Caitlin Thomas

Research Coordinator

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Colm O’Gorman

Global Director, Community Engagement

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Diana Printsev

Administrative Coordinator

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Dorota Wanat

Program Lead Poland

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Eunjin Jeong

Communications Coordinator

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Giulio Di Blasi

Vice President, Global Partnerships

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Hannah Gregory

Global Director, Knowledge & Sponsorship

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Irene de Lorenzo-Cáceres Cantero

Senior Policy and Project Officer

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Jennifer Bond

Founder & CEO

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Jennifer Samson Billet

Policy Officer

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Khyber Farahi

Senior Project Officer

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Lukas Troetzer

Director, Europe

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Nathan Benson

Director, Strategy

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Nina Pavlovic-Djokic

Program and Logistics Officer

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Peyman Saleh

Technology Assistant

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Sean Dempsey

Project Coordinator

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Sezgi Karacan

Graduate Fellow

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Sheila Pezeshky

Executive Coordinator

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Taylor Normington

People, Culture and Technology Coordinator