This fund is temporarily closed.
Funds are collected and dispersed by the Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Society of Vancouver Island, NOT by Help Ukraine Vancouver Island. If you have questions, please contact the Ukrainian Cultural Centre by email or phone.
Help Ukraine VI Emergency Fund
If you are in a crisis situation requiring immediate financial assistance, please email [email protected] with the subject line EMERGENCY FUND. Emergency funding is used for situations on Vancouver Island such as sudden homelessness. Do not abuse this request for routine requests for assistance. If you or someone in your care is in a life-threatening situation, contact police, fire, or ambulance by dialing 9-1-1.
Temporary financial support is available from both the Government of Canada and the B.C. government. If you arrived under CUAET, you should apply for both programs.
If you arrived or are staying in Canada through CUAET, you may be able to get a one-time payment of $3,000 for each adult (18+) and $1,500 for each child (under 18) from the federal government. Review eligibility requirements and apply online.
You can apply for temporary financial assistance for up to 6 months from the BC Provincial government. Payments are based on need and family size. Review eligibility requirements and learn how to apply. If you are having trouble with the online form, you can speak with ministry staff who will complete your application over the phone in Ukrainian or Russian 1-866-866-0800.