Vyshyvanka Day – May 18 at noon – The Vancouver Art Gallery


Wear your embroided shirt with pride and honour at the International Vyshyvanka Day (Embroidered Shirt Day) celebration on Saturday, May 18th at noon at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Vyshyvanka Day celebrated every third Thursday of May, falling on May 16th this year (however, the celebration event takes place on May 18th).

The embroidered shirt holds deep significance as it symbolizes Ukrainian heritage, dignity, and represents the resilience of the Ukrainian people in the face of adversity.

On Vyshyvanka Day, Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine around the world wear a Ukrainian embroidered shirt to show their support for the Ukrainian people and as a symbol of unity and solidarity.

Wear your embroidered shirt with pride and honour on May 16th to let your Canadian colleagues, neighbours, and friends know that Vyshyvanka unites Ukrainians wherever we live and whatever the challenges we face.

Movie: Those Who Stayed

A Ukrainian 6-episode mini-series based on true stories about people in Kyiv at the very beginning of the full-scale invasion in February 2022. To view the trailer of Those Who Stayed, click HERE. To access the movie, click on the following link: https://gem.cbc.ca/those-who-stayed or it can be seen on Netflix.

Canadian Government Extends Canada-Ukraine Authorization For Emergency Travel And Other Supports

End dates for temporary measures available to Ukrainians and their family members

July 15, 2023 – Last day to apply for CUAET from overseas.

  • Eligible applicants who are outside Canada have until July 15, 2023, to apply for a visa under CUAET.
  • Application fees will continue to be waived.

March 31, 2024 – Last day to extend or change your temporary status in Canada under CUAET.

  • Those in Canada with a visa under CUAET have until March 31, 2024, to apply to extend or change their temporary status in Canada through the special measures.
  • Application fees will continue to be waived.
  • Last day to travel to Canada with a visa issued under CUAET
  • Those with a visa under CUAET have until March 31, 2024, to travel to Canada under the special measures.

March 31, 2025 – Last day for Ukrainians and their family members, who are in Canada temporarily, to benefit from settlement services.

  • Settlement services that are normally reserved for permanent residents of Canada will continue to be available to all Ukrainians and their family members until March 31, 2025.

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