The desire for Retail Council of Canada’s members to assist those affected by the conflict in Ukraine is widespread. Canada is home to more than one million Ukrainian-Canadians and the third largest population of Ukrainians outside of Ukraine and Russia.
Retail Council of Canada strongly encourages retailers looking to assist Ukrainians to consult the resources below. Return to this page in the coming weeks for more resources for retailers and individuals looking to make a difference.
The Ontario government has launched a suite of supports for Ukrainian families arriving under the new emergency travel authorization, including a dedicated hotline (1-888-562-4769) and email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) to connect new arrivals with job search supports and local employers in the community.
The Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress are working to provide job placements for Ukrainians who are arriving to Canada. If you are aware of open positions within your network and would like to assist with this or other related matters, please contact Olha Mandyuk at email@example.com. Additionally, for those interested in volunteering their time/expertise in support of Ukrainians affected by the war in Ukraine, can share your information with the UCC here.
The Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce detailed requests of Canadian businesses in this call-to-action statement.
As well, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is accepting donations through its Ukraine emergency program here.
To get in touch directly with your local Ukrainian community, the CUCC has provided the following contact information for your provincial chapter of The Ukrainian Canadian Congress:
Ongoing information regarding Canadian sanctions against on Russia and Belarus can be found here.