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Ukrainian-Canadian Cultural Society of Vancouver Island (UCCSVI)

Announcement of ESL Tuition and Books Funding Support

Many Ukrainians who have left their home country under conditions of extreme urgency as a result of a war crisis are in need of rapid English language acquisition as a crucial aspect of adaptation and integration. While free ESL (English as a Second Language) programs exist in our community, individual scheduling remains a challenge for some. With this in mind, UCCSVI is committing CAD $20,000 to support Ukrainian newcomers to help pay for their ESL studies.  

Applicant Eligibility criteria:

Eligible Programs covered:

  • Offered by a Canadian credible registered provider (individual tutoring support is not eligible), with official tuition and book receipts.
  • Any level of English language study.
  • The candidate has been enrolled in the ESL program no earlier than March 2022, until the full allocation of funding by UCCSVI.

Financial Support:

  • Covers up to 50% of the full cost of tuition and books not covered by other sources, with a maximum reimbursement of CAD $500 per applicant.
  • Proof of payment will be required for reimbursement. No advanced payments can be provided. 

To apply, please follow these steps:

  • Put together a complete application. 

1) Copy of CUAET visa or work/study permit/visitor record marked СUAET (in pdf, jpg, png);

2) Proof of tuition and book payment (receipts) (in pdf, jpg, png). 

3) Submit Application Form

Please note that only complete applications will be followed up on. 


  • Applications will be reviewed on a biweekly basis. Please do not call or email the UCCSVI office to check on your application. The Office Administrator will not be responsible for reviewing or awarding payments. 
  • Reimbursements will be processed, covering up to 50% of your out-of-pocket expenses, up to a maximum of CAD $500.  Please note that funds are limited, and reimbursements will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until the allocated funding is exhausted.

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