Support for Ukraine

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Record #: MET6991
Last Full Update: 28 Feb 2022

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) The following information is for people who are concerned about the conflict in the Ukraine, wish to help people travel/immigrate to Canada or who wish to donate to Ukrainians affected by the conflict

Emergency Contact Information for Canadians

For consular assistance in Ukraine, contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre:

Telephone: +1 613-996-8885
SMS: +1 613-686-3658
WhatsApp: 613-909-8881

Information on Immigrating to Canada for Ukrainians Currently Outside Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a helpline for Ukraine inquiries, available in Canada and abroad, 613-321-4243 - collect calls accepted. Inquirers can add keyword Ukraine2022 to IRCC Web form with questions and the email will be prioritized.
  • IRCC prioritizing applications for permanent residency (PR), refugee status, temporary residence and grants of citizenship for adoption for Ukrainian nationals
  • Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) available to Ukrainians who want to come to Canada temporarily; it eliminates many visa requirements. Eligible Ukrainian nationals may stay in Canada for up to 3 years so long as they meet the criteria of CUAET.
  • Canada granting exemptions for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated Ukrainian nationals to enter Canada, see vaccination exemption
Ukraine2Canada Travel Fund
Link of Resources for Those Wanting to Help the People of Ukraine

Unless otherwise noted, donations are financial only. As of June 14, 2022, none of the organizations on this list appear to be taking in-kind donations (though Save the Children will accept donations of cars - see their website for details). If it was found that organizations take securities, cryptocurrency or Aeroplan miles, this was noted

Canadian Red Cross:
  • local wing of an international emergency relief organization.
UNCHR - The UN Refugee Agency
  • helping individuals who have been forced to flee their homes stay safe and find shelter
  • collection of charities providing urgent aid in Ukraine; put Ukraine into search to find a list of charities taking donations. Financial aid, and gifts of securities, mutual funds and cryptocurrency are accepted.
Help us Help
  • works with established networks on the ground in Ukraine. Current projects include First Responder Medical Support, Relocation Support, Mental Health Hub Expansion, Anti-Human Trafficking and Humanitarian Aid
Global Medic
  • provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid.
  • donations will go to support those exiting Ukraine into neighbouring countries as well as to people still in Ukraine
  • financial donations, cryptocurrency, gifts of securities/mutual funds and Aeroplan miles accepted
Médecins sans frontières (Doctors Without Borders)
  • humanitarian group that is resupplying Ukraine's hospitals, providing training to Ukrainian medical staff in treating mass casualties and assessing needs and assisting Ukrainian refugees in neighbouring countries
  • financial donations, Aeroplan miles and gifts of mutual funds, stocks and bonds are accepted
Canada-Ukraine Foundation:
  • Toronto-based registred charity that co-ordinates Canadian charitable aid to Ukraine.
Razom for Ukraine:
  • U.S. based pro-democracy group that has been fundraising for medical supplies in Ukraine
  • financial donations, cryptocurrency and gifts of securities are accepted

Focused on Children

  • responding to the need in Ukraine by providing families and children with health, education, protection, water, basic need supplies, and sanitation
Save the Children:
  • an international NGO delivering emergency aid to Ukrainian families. Financial donations and donations of cars are accepted.
Voices of Children:
  • offers psychological support to children affected by the war in Ukraine and assisting families with children to evacuate. Financial donations and cryptocurrency are accepted.

Kyiv Independent:
  • a Ukraine-based, English-language independent news media outlet.
Areas Served Ontario
Languages English

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Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Newcomers
HCSD Sub Heading Immigration / Sponsorship
Service Categories International Relief ~ Ukrainian Community ; Temporary Resident Status Programs ~ Ukrainian Community

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