RESOURCES FOR UKRAINE CRISIS

Last Updated: 2022-04-19

Below is a list of resources supporting those who have been affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including:

  • Information for Ukrainian Nationals
  • Information for Migration
  • Information for Donating Money
  • Information for Donating Goods

Need information about other programs and services?
Please contact 211 Alberta:

Information for Ukrainian Nationals

Emergency Watch and Response Centre – Government of Canada:

People in Ukraine who need consular assistance should contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre.

Visit website for details.

Telephone: 1-613-996-8885
Email: sos@internaional.gc.ca
SMS: 1-613-686-3658


Additional Immigration Support for Those Affected by the Situation in Ukraine – Government of Canada – Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):

As part of the Government of Canada’s response, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken the decision to prioritize applications for new and replacement travel documents for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members.

In addition to prioritizing applications, IRCC is launching a package of new immigration measures, including the following:

  • Establishing a dedicated service channel for Ukraine enquiries
    Available for clients both in Canada and abroad at 1-613-321-4243, with collect calls accepted. In addition, clients can now add the keyword “Ukraine2022” to the IRCC Web form with their enquiry and their email will be prioritized.
  • Implementing urgent processing of travel documents
    This includes issuing single-journey travel documents for immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who do not have valid passports.
  • Updating webpage to provide current information on measures
    This page will include content in Ukrainian for ease of reference.
  • Ensuring that Ukrainians currently in Canada are able to extend their stay or stay longer in Canada
    This will be accomplished by prioritizing the renewal of work and study permits, and extending a policy that allows individuals to apply for a work permit from within Canada. This policy would allow temporary residents who receive a job offer to remain in Canada and start working while they wait for their work permit application to be processed.

Visit Website for details.

Telephone: 1-613-321-4243


Information on Refugee Support – Government of Alberta:

Information about refugee supports in Alberta, Canada.

Visit website for details.


Ukraine-Based News Media Outlet – Kyiv Independent:

A Ukraine-based, English-language independent news media outlet.

Visit website for news.


Assistance to New Immigrants – Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (Edmonton, Alberta):

Offers settlement supports for new Canadians.

Visit Website for details.

Telephone: 1-780-471-4477


Help for LGBTQ+ Individuals in Ukraine – Insight Ukraine:

Providing psychological support, shelters, evacuation assistance, hormones for transgender people, and legal aid.

Visit Facebook page for details.

Email: hello@insight-ukraine.org


Kosher Food Hampers and Toiletries – Chabad of Edmonton:

Providing Kosher dry goods food hampers and toiletries for Ukrainian visitors to Edmonton, Alberta. Volunteers will deliver or pickup is available at key locations throughout city.

Telephone: 1-780-483-1028
Email: edmontonkosher@gmail.com

Volunteers needed for deliveries. Accepting donations.


Free Clothing and Toiletries – The Free Store for Ukrainian Newcomers:

Proving free toiletries and gently used clothing to Ukrainian newcomers. Store location is 10137 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

Visit Facebook page for dates and times.

Email: janice5@telus.net

Volunteers needed. Accepting donations.


Information for Migration

Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel Course – Canadian Immigration Institute:

Provides information on how to prepare and submit the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) application, including:

  • how to how to fill out the immigration application forms
  • prepare and organize your supporting documents
  • explains what to expect after you file your application

Access to member-only community group for Ukrainians where you can connect and share your experience, ask for help and offer assistance to people going through the CUAET process

Visit website to enrol in course.


Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) Step-by-Step Guide – Fasken:

Provides downloadable step-by-step guides for completing a CUAET application:


Dedicated Information Pathways – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada:

Provides up-to-date information and guidance from the Government of Canada on pathways for Ukrainian Nationals to relocate to Canada, as well as Canada’s response to the Ukraine Crisis

Visit website for more information.


Pro Bono Initiative: Crisis in Ukraine – Canadian Bar Association:

Provides free legal consultations and advice for those seeking to take advantage of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s facilitative initiatives and programs to bring eligible Ukrainian nationals to Canada.

Visit website for more information and to request assistance.


Support for Ukrainians – Government of Alberta:

Provides information on programs and services available for Ukrainians arriving in Alberta, including how to:

  • access settlement services
  • enrol children into school and childcare
  • find jobs
  • get your credentials recognized
  • get a driver’s licence or identification card
  • access the health care system
  • set up banking and finances.

Available in English and Ukrainian

Visit website for more information.

Information for Donating Money

Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal – Canadian Red Cross:

Accepting donations. Money raised will enable the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to respond to humanitarian needs generated by almost eight years of conflict, as well as preparedness and response efforts due to heightened tensions in Ukraine. The support could include preparedness, immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long-term recovery, resiliency, and other critical humanitarian activities as needs arise, both in Ukraine and surrounding countries, including supporting populations displaced.

Visit website to donate.


Donations to Stop the Occupation of Ukraine – Ukrainian Canadian Social Services of Canada:

Accepting donations.

Visit website for information on how to donate.


Emergency Response Activities in Ukraine – Médecins sans frontières (Doctors Without Borders):

Accepting donations. A humanitarian group that has been supporting Ukraine by distributing war-wounded kits to hospitals, providing telemedicine, and gathering essential staff and supplies.

Visit website to donate.


Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal To Send Opening Aid Provision – Ukrainian Canadian Congress and Canada-Ukraine Foundation:

Accepting donations. The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, established by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) is working with Ukrainian government ministries, who advise on the needs on the ground so that they can ensure the donations meet the needs of the Ukrainian people.

Visit www.ucc.ca or www.cufoundation.ca to donate.


Donations to Support Children in Ukraine – Save the Children:

Accepting donations. An international NGO delivering emergency aid to Ukrainian families.

Visit website to donate.


Donations for Ukraine Emergency – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):

Accepting donations. UNHCR is providing life-saving protection to families forced to flee their homes.

Visit website to donate.


Stand With Ukraine – First Responder Medical Support – Help Us Help:

Accepting donations. Help Us Help is providing urgently requested medical supplies to volunteer medical units in Ukraine.

Visit website to donate.


Help Children of War in Ukraine – Voices of Children:

Accepting donations. Voices of Children is providing non-stop assistance to affected children and families from all over Ukraine, providing emergency psychological assistance, and assisting in the evacuation process.

Visit website to donate.


Emergency Assistance to the People of Ukraine – Humanitarian Coalition:

Accepting donations. Humanitarian Coalition provides emergency supplies, supports child safety, and provides health care.

Visit website to donate.


Razom’s Emergency Response – Razom for Ukraine:

Accepting donations. Razom is responding to the crisis by providing critical medical supplies and amplifying the voices of Ukrainians.

Visit website to donate.


Donate to Support LGBTIQ Ukrainians – OutRight Action International:

Accepts donations. OutRight has started to receive the first requests for support from LGBTIQ organizations which are preparing to receive LGBTIQ people in search of shelter, safety, and security.

Visit website to donate.


Information for Donating Goods

Fill a Plane for Ukraine – Firefighter Aid Ukraine:

Accepting physical donations to fly to Ukraine from Edmonton. People can also sign up to host Ukrainian refugees.

Visit website for donation locations and drop-off times.

Email: info@firefighteraidukraine.com


Furniture and Monetary Donations – Ukrainian Canadian Congress:

Accepts furniture (and monetary) donations to support new Ukrainian refugees. Does NOT accept clothing or other items. Only new and used furniture in good repair.

Drop off location and hours:
15330 114 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
(Boilermakers Lodge 146, Training Centre)
Tuesday & Thursday 6 PM to 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday 12 PM to 4 PM

Visit website for information.