Warm Clothing Drive A Success!

We had a wonderful response to our call out for donations to the North Shore Firefighters.  A BIG THANK YOU to the many who have brought bags and bags of winter clothing and blankets to the hall these past three days.  We appreciate it, and today we were able to deliver two carloads to the North Shore.  

One 40-foot container has been filled and was shipped out today to help the people of Ukraine struggling with no heat or electricity.  The North Shore Firefighters are now working on filling a second container.  We are grateful for their efforts. You can still help! North Shore Firefighters are also accepting financial donations to cover the cost of shipping via the DNV Fire Charity or Defend Ukraine Foundation websites.  Tax receipts will be provided.

Saturday Food Sales Open

We continue to have Saturday sales from 10:00 – 2:00 pm.  

Products available are:

  • Potato & cheese or sauerkraut perogies
  • Borscht
  • Ukrainian sausage
  • Cabbage rolls

** Please bring your own carry bag for your order. **

Help For CUAET Visa Holders Announcement 

Prescription Costs – On Sep 23, the Ministry of Health announced that Ukrainians arriving in B.C. with a Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) can receive 100% coverage of eligible prescription costs for one year under PharmaCare’s Plan C. News Release

Medical Diagnostic Testing Costs for Displaced Ukrainians – On Oct 3, the Ministry of Health announced that as of October 1, the Ministry of Health will be managing payment for the medical diagnostic test for CUAET visa holders. This means that CUAET holders will not have to pay out of pocket for the test costs. Those who have already paid for the testing can be reimbursed. News Release

Hosting Immigrants From Ukraine

Many displaced Ukrainians are now arriving and are needing temporary accommodation until they find something more permanent.  At this moment, we do not have enough community offers to accommodate all the new arrivals. 

  • You can identify yourself with S.U.C.C.E.S.S who provide settlement services to new immigrants and refugees.  Please contact Peggy Lau, Director of Settlement and Families Services at: peggy.@success.bc.ca  if you are interested in helping Displaced Ukrainian individuals or families needing a temporary place to stay.
  • Another option is to go to the BC Government Welcome Ukraine website.  Scroll down and you will see I want to help people from Ukraine.  There you will see a list of options for how you can help.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the process or we can also help connect you to our contacts who are working on placing new immigrants with host families.

Canada, Here We Are! – in Victoria until Jan 6

Celebrating Ukrainians in Canada

Presented by the Royal BC Museum and Archives in partnership with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Vancouver, Canada, Here We Are! celebrates Ukrainian Canadian history, cultures, and arts from community perspectives.

This travelling exhibit recognizes the impact of Ukrainian Canadians to life in Canada and how their fight against discrimination, advocacy and activism for justice, and wide-ranging contributions have played a key role in shaping Canada.

This exhibit represents the partners’ joint efforts to honour Ukrainian Canadians during a particularly challenging time since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, and our unity in standing with Ukraine and Ukrainian Canadians.

August 3, 2022 – January 6, 2023 | Clifford Carl Hall, Royal BC Museum, Victoria | Free

Website: https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/exhibitions/canada-here-we-are