The Steveston Buddhist Society has invited the Ukrainian Society of Ivan Franko to join their Obon Festival…we will have a table full of Ukrainian-themed items to purchase and all proceeds will be donated to new immigrant families settling in Richmond.
We are hosting a 2-day trauma workshop on July 16 and 17 for Displaced Ukrainian women who have recently arrived from war-torn Ukraine. Using a technique called EDMR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), participants will have the opportunity to reduce traumatic memories and thoughts.
Crystal Archer, who is offering this valuable workshop, is a registered social worker, registered clinical counselor, and certified EMDR therapist. If you think you would benefit from this two-day experience, click on the following link to register:
We are pleased to be able to offer a TAKE OUT AND CASH ONLY service for our upcoming Friday Night Supper on July 15th from 4:00-6:30 pm. Chef’s Choice: Stuffed Chicken Breast with Gravy.
There is NO FRIDAY NIGHT SUPPER IN AUGUST as we take a summer break. Friday Night Suppers will return on September 18th. Saturday Sales will continue throughout the summer. Purchases can be made from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
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A big thank you to everyone who supported our recent fundraiser raffle. We raised $1800 which will be very helpful towards assisting Displaced Ukrainians in our community. We are very grateful to the following businesses that donated gift cards, coffee, and flower planters: Save-On-Foods, Freshco, Safeway, White Spot, Newmans Fine Foods, Seafair Gourmet Meats, St. Germain Bakery, Paradise Mountain Organic Coffee, Prickly Pear Garden Center, Chans Nursery, Polonia Andouille Sausage, Home Depot, Penguin Meat 4, and Bespoke Bags Steveston.
The Government of Canada and the Province of B.C. have organized support for those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Government of Canada’s response includes special programs to help Ukrainian nationals and their family members find safety in Canada. For curated information and resources to support organizations and individuals who wish to help Ukrainian citizens arriving to B.C. and helpful information for Displaced Ukrainians, check out AMSSA – Strengthening Diversity in B.C. ‘Ukrainian Migration Resources’ webpage.
YVR welcome box campaign to help support Displaced Ukrainians arriving at YVR was a success! Our Society is pleased to announce that we donated 15 gift boxes for children and women filled with essential and comfort items.
The NewToBC website provides ready access to information on programs, resources, and services meant to support newcomers as they settle in British Columbia. Visitors can translate the content of the NewToBC website into a number of different languages (including Ukrainian) using the Google Translate feature. Key website features include: (click “more” to continue)(more…)
The Government of Canada just announced that they are giving financial assistance to help Ukrainian families who are in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). Check out the following link for information on how to apply: Ukraine immigration measures: Financial assistance – Canada.ca
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 register yourself at: ukraininavancouver.com. Click on Start Resettlement, then scroll down and click on Offer Accommodation and fill out and submit the form provided.
- 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.