United for Ukraine

Bringing together the power of many to support displaced Ukrainians.

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United Way British Columbia supports communities and strengthens the vital connections that make them healthy; this includes newcomers 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. 

Have you arrived in BC from Ukraine?

If you have newly arrived in BC from Ukraine, connect to resources by visiting bc.211.ca/united-for-ukraine. Consolidated information about available supports and services can be found there, as well as an opportunity to connect with a live multilingual operator who can answer questions and provide direction.

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.

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Help support arriving Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes.  

A need for housing

If you have accommodation to offer for those arriving without secured housing, please fill out our Housing Intake Form.

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.

Information Sessions

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, Sept 29 6:00 p.m. Register in advance here

Thursday, Oct 27 6:00 p.m. Register in advance here

Thursday, Nov 24 6:00 p.m. Register in advance here

Are you looking to donate or volunteer?

If you are a compassionate British Columbian looking for volunteer opportunities, you are urged to visit iVolunteer.ca.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Donate and stand United for Ukraine

Your generosity supports arriving Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes.