For almost a year now, the Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Society of Vancouver Island has been managing and supporting a temporary housing project for Ukrainians affected by the war in Ukraine.
With the support of sponsors and private donations, the Ukrainian Village exists and provides a free and safe shelter to the most vulnerable population – women, single mothers with children and the elderly. About 50 people have already received the opportunity to live for free for the first three months in Canada and use this time to get the necessary documents, undergo a medical examination, enroll in English courses, find a job and rent their own housing.
Thanks to the help of volunteers and organizations, the Ukrainian Village provides all possible assistance and support to the newcomers – with food, documents, resume writing, job search, English lessons, as well as psychological assistance and counseling.
We are very grateful for help of every person and organization that supported us and continues to support us not only financially, but also by giving a lot of their time and effort.
The pictures show our guests from Mariupol: Tamara, her daughter Oksana and grandson Daniel. The family was forced to seek asylum, first in Poland, where Daniel was born, and now they live in Canada, where Daniel recently celebrated his first birthday in the Ukrainian Village.
If you would like to support our project and people fleeing the war, please send your donations here (option 2).
Unfortunately, the war is not over yet and any amount will help us to keep this charitable project afloat.