Looking to donate to Ukraine?
United Way British Columbia supports communities and strengthens the vital connections that make them healthy; this includes newcomers from Ukraine seeking safety and belonging.
While we will continue to help create solutions for those currently in need of housing in our local communities, our Urgent Response program, and support from the provincial government allows us to also support arriving Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes.
United for Ukraine Local Love Grants
The United for Ukraine (U4U) initiative supports Ukrainians displaced by war seeking safety and belonging with a multitude of resources. Along with secure housing, goods donation and volunteer service support, U4U intends to support events promoting Ukrainian culture. Promoting a sense of identity and celebrating the unique culture is vital for the Ukrainian people today. Therefore, this one-time funding addresses gaps and inequity in development, implementation or improvement of events promoting Ukrainian culture. It also intends to enhance multigenerational interactions among Ukrainians while strengthening connections between Ukrainians and their new neighbours. This fund aims to improve awareness of Ukrainian culture among residents of BC.
How you can help
Підключіться до ресурсів, відвідавши bc.211.ca/united-for-ukraine. Тут можна знайти консолідовану інформацію про доступну підтримку та послуги, а також можливість зв’язатися з багатомовним оператором у прямому ефірі, який може відповісти на запитання та надати вказівки.
Подключайтесь к ресурсам, посетив сайт bc.211.ca/united-for-ukraine. Там можно найти сводную информацию о доступных службах поддержки и услуг, а также возможность связаться с живым многоязычным оператором, который может ответить на вопросы и дать указания.
Donate to Ukraine
Help support arriving Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes.
Every day, 20-30 Ukrainians arrive in British Columbia fleeing a war in their home and seeking a safe place to shelter.
Their journeys have seen them face trauma and horrors, but also hope as they are welcomed to a new community. Unfortunately, as more people arrive, there are less available accommodations for those in need.
United Way British Columbia’s housing program places safety and security as a priority. Applications are vetted and provided to partner settlement agencies to find the most suitable matches for everyone. Both hosts and Ukrainians are supported throughout the process. In cases where a match doesn’t work out, all parties collaborate to find a resolution and new accommodations if needed.
If your home is insured by BCAA Home Insurance, any additional home insurance premiums are covered for eligible customers who host a displaced Ukrainian family or individual.
Interested in providing accommodations but aren’t sure where to start? Have questions? Join one of our information sessions and learn more about the process and how to be a host!
Thursday, Oct 27 6:00 p.m. Register in advance here
Thursday, Nov 24 6:00 p.m. Register in advance here
If you have goods or services you’d like to donate, please fill out our donation form. UWBC will coordinate and direct donations according to community needs.
Donate and stand United for Ukraine
Your generosity supports arriving Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes.