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Welcoming Ukrainians: Community Supports and Resources


Please note that this page will be updated as more resources/information become available.

Ways You Can Help Newcomer Ukrainians arriving in the North Okanagan

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Hosting/Housing Ukrainians:

https://bc211.ca/

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS WHEN HOSTING:

Safety measures - Google Docs

Community Service

Offering Support:

DONATING FUNDS TO HELP UKRAINIANS:

Locally: Slavic United Network is a registered charity accepting monetary donations and goods to be collected for incoming Ukrainians to the North Okanagan.  www.vernonslavic.org/sun

https://www.cufoundation.ca/cuf-ucc-ukraine-humanitarian-relief/

UNHCR Ukraine

FUNDING AIR TRAVEL:

As of April 20, Canadians and Canadian companies can donate their Aeroplan points through the Air Canada and Miles4Migrants websites. Canadians who would like to donate cash can do so through the Travel & Settlement Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto, which will distribute these donations for the purposes of sponsoring displaced Ukrainians. Tax receipts will be issued for donations above $10. These partners are inviting Canadians to donate, with the goal of bringing at least 10,000 Ukrainians and their families on flights to Canada. In addition to a significant donation of 100 million Aeroplan points by Air Canada, The Shapiro Foundation will match donations by Canadians, with a donation equivalent of up to 50 million Aeroplan points.

VOLUNTEERING:

VERNON AND DISTRICT IMMIGRANT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY

#100 3003 30 STREET, VERNON, BC V1T9J5

(250)542-4177

www.vdicss.org 

(Settlement Services are now available to temporary residents in Canada eligible under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) until March 31, 2023. To learn more: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2022/03/canada-expands-settlement-support-for-ukrainians-coming-to-canada.html)

OFFERING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Connect to the VDICSS Employment Services Coordinator - vdicss@vdicss.org - to share your local employment opportunities.

Submit Job Opportunities to the Job Bank

Guidance for Employers

SUPPORTING PETS AND ANIMALS:

https://animalfoodbank.org/supporting-ukraine/

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Ukrainian Resources and Information: