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About Us

The Help Ukraine Vancouver Island Society is a volunteer-led organization supporting displaced Ukrainians across Vancouver Island. Together with partner agencies, we direct and assist displaced Ukrainians in creating decent and safe new lives for themselves and their families.

Help Ukraine Vancouver Island Society — це волонтерська організація, яка підтримує українців-переселенців на острові Ванкувер. Разом із партнерськими агенціями ми спрямовуємо та допомагаємо новоприбулим українцям створити надійне та безпечне нове життя для себе та своїх родин.

Who Are We?

We are 100% volunteer-run. We have over 600 amazing volunteers island-wide and we are grateful to each of them for their help. We are unable to list each one individually, but here are a few of our key people.

Board of Directors:
Helen Ivanova (Nanaimo)
Janna Fabrikova (Victoria)
Jessica Langer (Comox)
Sarah Stolz (West Shore)

General Manager:
Karmen McNamara (Victoria)

Deputy General Manager:
Sarah Stolz (West Shore)

Administration:
Lisa Nenko* (Victoria)

Newcomer Support:
Ksenia Moiseeva** (Comox)
Rina Haliper (Victoria)

Community Liaison Team Lead:
Aidan Mahar (Point Roberts)

Housing Support Team Lead:
Devon Sereda-Goldie (Victoria)

Host Support Team Lead:
Jennie Preuss (Victoria)

Welcome Basket Team Leads:
Roxalina Prus (Victoria)
Alex Akulov (West Shore)
Fay Verhagen (Peninsula)
Amanda Armishaw (Cowichan)
Cathryn Gunn (Nanaimo)
Joy Lockhart (Oceanside)
Janette Martin-Lutzer (Comox Valley)

Ukrainian Village Manager:
Liubov Moisieieva***

*In cooperation with the Ukrainian Studies Society
**In cooperation with the the Comox Valley Ukrainian Cultural Society
***In cooperation with the Ukrainian-Canadian Cultural Society of Vancouver Island and St. Nicholas Church