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.

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:

Raffle Fundraiser A Success

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.

Ukrainian Migration Resources

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. 

NewToBC Website To Support Newcomers Settling In BC

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)

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Our Fundraiser Dinner In Support Of Ukraine was a huge success!

The Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko would like to extend A BIG thank you to everyone who came out to support our April 8th fundraiser. The community came out in full support and we are beyond grateful. Our wonderful kitchen staff and volunteers prepared well over 500 dinners. Our apologies to those that were turned away once we ran out of food.  

Due to the amazing support of our community, we are donating $14,000 to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and Canada Ukraine Foundation Humanitarian Appeal.   We are incredibly proud to be making this donation in Support Of Ukraine on behalf of our Society.  

Welcoming People Fleeing Ukraine

“How can we help Ukrainians coming to Vancouver?” There are many ways that individuals and groups can help – from offering temporary accommodation, donating household items, offering English lessons, free childcare, immigration and translation services, job opportunities, etc. Click on “more” below to find out how you can help.

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