Job Opportunity: Part-Time Cook in Richmond

We are a Ukrainian Community Hall looking for a part-time cook who will be primarily preparing Ukrainian food. Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the kitchen duties at our hall
  • Food preparation such as perogies, cabbage rolls, and borscht
  • Coordinating volunteers to help with food preparation
  • Communicating with vendors, other staff, and the Board of Directors
  • Overseeing inventory and ordering supplies as needed
  • Pick up supplies as needed

Having an accessible vehicle is a requirement for this position. This position offers $18 an hour. Training will be provided. Part-time hours are mostly during weekday mornings.  

For interested applicants, please email your resume to info@ivanfranko.ca by September 30, 2022.

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

Conversational Ukrainian Language Classes

Are you interested in learning how to speak Ukrainian?  Or, maybe you are a bit rusty and you would like to brush up on your speaking ability.  Our Society is considering the possibility of offering conversational Ukrainian classes for adults in September. If you are interested, please email us by September 1st at:  info@ivanfranko.ca and indicate if your Ukrainian language proficiency is:

  • No proficiency to speak or understand the language
  • Beginning level of proficiency – some limited understanding of the Ukrainian language and limiited speaking ability
  • Intermediate proficiency –  a reasonable ability to comprehend when others are speaking Ukrainian and speaking ability is workable but rusty 
  • Advanced proficiency –  very good understanding and speaking ability

After September 1st, we will decide if we will proceed and at that time, provide details regarding day/evening of the week, time, and cost. Classes will be located at our Centre in Richmond.

Request For Help From The Richmond Food Bank

The Food Bank is having an influx of Displaced Ukrainians signing up for their services during their Saturday distributions (10:40-2:00) and there is a significant language barrier.

The Food Bank is looking for two translators that are fluent in Ukrainian to assist with newly arrived Ukrainians accessing services.  Please click on the following link if you are interested in volunteering: