Bringing together the power of many to support displaced Ukrainians.
United Way British Columbia supports the resiliency and strengthening of communities though vital connections that make them healthy; this includes newcomers from Ukraine seeking safety and belonging. Through 211 British Columbia, we provide support for displaced Ukrainians as they navigate this challenging transition, and connect compassionate British Columbians to volunteer and donation opportunities.
For the past year or more, we have welcomed displaced Ukrainians into our communities and supported their integration. United Way BC’s role has supported many families and individuals, agencies, and volunteers.
- Matched over 350 families with local host accommodations.
- Coordinated 495 kids’ activity kits, 1,138 baby hygiene kits, 1,960 hygiene kits for families, 400+ TransLink Compass Cards, BC Transit passes, and Telus SIM cards.
- Supported 578 incredible volunteers who gave 2,503 hours to United for Ukraine programs and services.
- Worked with 67 non-profit partners, providing them with access to resources and helping increase their capacity to support displaced Ukrainians.
- Funded a dedicated School’s Out program for Ukrainian children ages 6-12.
- Allocated $150,000 to 10 non-profit organizations through grants to facilitate English language and skill building programs for Ukrainian children and youth.
- Provided 21 United for Ukraine Local Love Grants to support resident-led events promoting Ukrainian heritage and culture.
As with our other Urgent Response work, we look to building resiliency through long-term solutions, such as funding for English and skill building programs for children and youth, as well as a unique School’s Out program for children 6-12.
We will also continue to support housing needs, the administration of goods and services, and volunteer opportunities.
Have you arrived in BC from Ukraine? A list of supports and resouces is availalble here.
Looking to donate or volunteer? Visit uwbc.ca/ukraine.
Want to learn more about United Way BC's United for Ukraine? Visit uwbc.ca/campaign/ukraine