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Team Haven

Our team at Haven is comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds spanning the globe, unified by a common mission: to offer better support to newcomers in Canada.


Alexis Buisson

Product / Engineering Manager

Our technology expert. Previously a Senior Developer at Shopify and at several Canadian start-ups.


Victor Lal

Founder and Executive Director

Victor has managed refugee resettlement to Canada since 2017 and has worked on the frontlines of the Ukrainian, Syrian and Palestinian crises.


Meg Black

Head of Content

Previously leading content for the Mayor of Toronto and various UN and non-profit organizations.


Catherine Goncalves

Social Media Manager

A social media expert, Catherine has scaled several brands to 1M+ followers and views.


Olga Vorobiova

English Language Teacher

A refugee from Ukraine, Olga has over 20 years of experience teaching English back home.

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Larysa Sokolovska

English Language Teacher

A refugee from Ukraine, Larysa is based in Ottawa and is a talented teacher.


Areej Alasadi

English Language Teacher

A refugee from Syria, Areej has over 10 years of teaching experience in universities in Damascus.


Yuliia Shabaranska

English Language Teacher

Also a refugee from Ukraine, Yuliia is teaching our intermediate level English students.


Jordan Hutchings

Community Manager

Jordan has a sales background and loves to use his skillset to get more Canadians, communities and companies helping refugees.

Sofi Head.heic

Sofi Galuza

English Language Teacher


Olga Kasyan

English Language Teacher


Diana Serdiuk

English Language Teacher

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Interested in joining us?

The easiest way to help our mission is by joining the platform and helping refugees directly. However, we're also growing our team. If interested, reach out to Victor at

Available full-time roles

Join our team - we have a tech start-up mindset and a humanitarian mission

Check back soon!

Volunteer opportunities

Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? Join our team! Hours are flexible, but we ask for a minimum 5 hour commitment per week

Canadian Growth Manager

Help lead our growth strategy by reaching more Canadians and engaging them in the refugee resettlement effort

Refugee Growth Manager

Help us grow by reaching refugees coming to Canada from across the world

Product Manager

Help us improve the Haven platform and create the best refugee resettlement tool in Canada

UI/UX Designer

Help us create an intuitive and beautiful product for refugees and Canadians

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