A rally to show continued support for Ukraine takes place tomorrow – Sunday, August 7th starting at 4pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
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. We are considering the possibility of offering conversational Ukrainian classes for adults in the fall. If you are interested, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
To determine if there is an interest, please email by August 15th. At that time we will decide if we will proceed and provide more details.
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:
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