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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 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.

Thanks to a grant from the Government of British Columbia, we were able to hire 2 part-time staff effective December 5, 2022.

Staff:
Rina Haliper (Victoria)
Project Coordinator, Volunteer Teams and Administration

Anastasiia Konstanynova (Victoria)
Project Coordinator, Newcomer Support and Events

Lisa Nenko (Victoria)
Project Coordinator, Communications

Board of Directors:
Helen Ignatova (Nanaimo)
Irene Borysowich (Esquimalt)
Janna Fabrikova (Saanich)
Jessica Langer (Comox)
Sarah Stolz (West Shore)

General Manager:
Karmen McNamara (Victoria)

Deputy General Manager:
Sarah Stolz (West Shore)

Newcomer Support:
Oksana Moiseeva** (Comox)

Community Liaison Team Lead:
Aidan Mahar (Point Roberts)

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

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