Syringes Delivered to Hospitals in Need – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Update

The Ukrainian people continue their heroic defence of their homeland from Russia’s genocidal war. The humanitarian situation in Ukraine is critical and the needs are immense. Thanks to your generous support and commitment the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal is able to deliver aid and assistance– both in Ukraine and to Ukrainians who have sought refuge in bordering countries.

CUF continues to assist the currently strained healthcare sector in Ukraine, at the same time rapidly aligning our partner linkages for an impactful result. One such successful project started when Orest Sushko at Humber College in Toronto reached out to us, having recognized that a substantial quantity of a medical product could be made available for Ukraine: namely, high-quality syringes that were in supply on campus. “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and now with the war in Ukraine, Humber has worked with our community partners to provide assistance whenever we could,” said Tyler Charlebois, Director, Centres of Innovation Network and Partnership Development, Humber College. “We are so pleased that more than 165,000 unused syringes left over from our COVID-19 vaccination clinics were able to be shipped to Ukraine to provide some medical supply relief during the humanitarian crisis happening there.” 

Source: The Ottawa Citizen

Generous donations of life-saving equipment were collected from the Montfort Hospital, Queensway Carleton Hospital, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, The Ottawa Hospital, Brockville General Hospital, the Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Healthcare Linen Services.

The collection of donations from hospitals was led by Dr. Tetyana Rogalska, and CUF funded the logistics costs of the movement to Ukraine.

“This lifesaving equipment is in addition to the previous 60 pallets over the past 2 months. We are actively seeking additional donations from hospitals and suppliers across Canada,” said Victor Hetmanczuk, Chair of the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Committee.

Due to security issues, CUF will not identify the receiving locations institutions in Ukraine. Please donate to the appeal today to support millions of Ukrainian families who have been displaced from their homes. #HelpUkraineNow


Your donation is needed to help support this important community project!

Donations in support of humanitarian relief can be made through:

www.cufoundation.ca

Email: [email protected]

Background

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal has been established jointly by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Canada Ukraine Foundation to formalize a coordinated approach in providing humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. The main efforts of cooperation are to provide humanitarian assistance/relief in the areas of Assistance to displaced persons, Medical care, Emergency Shelter and Food security. 

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Delivering Crucial Relief to Vulnerable Ukrainians – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Update

The Ukrainian people continue their heroic defense of their homeland from Russia’s genocidal war. The humanitarian situation in Ukraine is critical and the needs are immense. Thanks to your generous support and commitment the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal is able to deliver aid and assistance– both in Ukraine and to Ukrainians who have sought refuge in bordering countries.

The Association Internationale de Cooperation Medicale Ukraine is delivering crucial relief to some of the areas of Ukraine hardest-hit by Russia’s war, providing medicine, food, hygiene kits, blankets, dignity kits, diapers and specialized food for children and the elderly.

With the support of the CUF/UCC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal and other organizations such as the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America and other partners, every week AICM reaches 25,000 Internally Displaced Persons, and 50,000 vulnerable residents in cities and towns recently liberated by the Ukrainian army from Russian occupation. 

Donations in support of humanitarian relief can be made through:

www.cufoundation.ca

or by cheque to: 620 Spadina Ave, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4

For further information: [email protected]

Background

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, established by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) is working with Ukrainian government ministries, who are in the best position to advise on the needs on the ground so that we can ensure that the donations we receive meet the needs of the Ukrainian people. The appeal will work with established partners on the ground who have demonstrated the ability to deliver aid in a timely and effective manner. The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Committee is established jointly by the two organizations to formalize a coordinated approach in providing humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. The committee will work with the Ukrainian Canadian community across Canada to reduce duplication of effort, increase efficiency and ensure aid efforts have the most effective impact for Ukrainian citizens affected by the crisis.

Two Months of Russian Invasion – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Update

It has been two months since Russia launched a full-out invasion of Ukraine, bombing Ukrainian cities and towns, targeting civilians and committing war crimes and crimes against humanity on a massive scale.

Earlier this week, Canada’s House of Commons unanimously recognized Russia’s actions acts of genocide against the Ukrainian people

The Ukrainian people are heroically defending their homeland from Russia’s war, but the humanitarian situation is critical and the needs immense. Thanks to your generous support and commitment the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal is able to deliver aid and assistance– both in Ukraine and to Ukrainians who have sought refuge in bordering countries.

The Appeal has delivered millions of dollars in crucial aid that is helping people survive through partnerships and cooperation with more than a dozen organizations.

One such organization is the Ukrainian Deminers Association (UDA).The UDA has been a partner of CUF since mid 2021 and up until February 24 they were helping identify land mines for safe removal so that farmers might once again safely work their fields to provide food and a livelihood. The UDA’s adaptability in changing their scope to now deliver humanitarian aid demonstrates the value of CUF’s strong and dynamic working relationships with its partners on the ground who are able to respond quickly to the changing needs.

The Ukrainian Deminers Association is providing assistance to war-affected people in the oblasts of Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Kyiv, Sumy, Chernihiv and Kharkiv oblasts. As of two weeks ago, thanks to support provided by the CUF, over 1300 people have been provided with assistance – food, medicine, hygiene products, building materials and money of up to UAH 1,500 per person. The UDA stated, “We continue working for the sake of Ukrainians and our victory! We truly thank our Ukrainian Canadians and concerned Canadian citizens!”

Donations in support of humanitarian relief can be made through:

www.cufoundation.ca

or by cheque to: 620 Spadina Ave, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4

For further information: [email protected]

Background

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, established by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) is working with Ukrainian government ministries, who are in the best position to advise on the needs on the ground so that we can ensure that the donations we receive meet the needs of the Ukrainian people. The appeal will work with established partners on the ground who have demonstrated the ability to deliver aid in a timely and effective manner. The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Committee is established jointly by the two organizations to formalize a coordinated approach in providing humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. The committee will work with the Ukrainian Canadian community across Canada to reduce duplication of effort, increase efficiency and ensure aid efforts have the most effective impact for Ukrainian citizens affected by the crisis.

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Sunflower of Hope Charitable Dinner and Jazz Concert

Join us for a Fundraising Dinner and Jazz Concert to support Ukrainian Refugees

Event details:

  • Hosted by Summit Garden Chinese Cuisine
    • 8-course Chinese Gourmet Dinner
    • Wine Tasting, Live Auction featuring Celebrity Chef, Massimo Capra
    • World Premier of The Dan Bodanis Big Band
    • Special Guest from the Ukrainian Community, Mayor Bonnie Crombie and more…

Date and Time:

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

6:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT

Location:

Summit Garden Chinese Cuisine

3015 Winston Churchill Boulevard

Mississauga, ON L5L 2V8

BUY YOU TICKET HERE

Tickets – $150 per person.

Table of ten – $1,500.

After the event, a $75 charitable tax receipt issued with each ticket purchased.

For tickets & information call 416-966-9700

[email protected]

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Aid Delivered to North, East and South of Ukraine – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Update

Since Russia launched a full-out war on Ukraine on February 24, aid has been delivered to some of the hardest-hit cities in the north, east and south of Ukraine. We are withholding more specific information due to security concerns.

The Humanitarian Appeal has also delivered aid to Ukrainian displaced persons in Romania and Moldova. CUF is working with more than a dozen organizations and projects to help alleviate the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe since WWII.

In the coming weeks, CUF/UCC will continue to share information about the organizations, programs, and projects that your generous donations are supporting.

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal is supporting the work of GlobalMedic, who are assisting Ukrainians displaced to neighbouring countries and internally in Ukraine. In Ukraine, Romania and Moldova GlobalMedic is distributing food, hygiene products and other aid.

Irina, a refugee from Kyiv, is one of the people who GlobalMedic assisted. To hear her story please click below:

To learn about GlobalMedic’s assistance to Ukrainian refugees in Romania please click below:

In Lviv, GlobalMedic and a “local partner have taken over a restaurant in Lviv. Funded by GlobalMedic, this local restaurant serves free meals to Ukrainians living in or passing through Lviv. GlobalMedic has set up at the train station, providing these free meals to families directly after disembarking the train.” GlobalMedic has also shipped medication and medical supplies to Warsaw, which were transported to support a hospital in Lviv. “Additionally, GlobalMedic has purchased 5,000 First Aid Kits, which will be sent overseas to families in Ukraine. Some of GlobalMedic’s Ukrainian-speaking volunteers translated instructional videos made to demonstrate how the contents of the kits should be used.”


Donations in support of humanitarian relief can be made through: www.cufoundation.ca

or mailed to 620 Spadina Ave, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4

For further information: [email protected]

Background

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, established by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) is working with Ukrainian government ministries, who are in the best position to advise on the needs on the ground so that we can ensure that the donations we receive meet the needs of the Ukrainian people. The appeal will work with established partners on the ground who have demonstrated the ability to deliver aid in a timely and effective manner.

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Committee is established jointly by the two organizations to formalize a coordinated approach in providing humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. The committee will work with the Ukrainian Canadian community across Canada to reduce duplication of effort, increase efficiency and ensure aid efforts have the most effective impact for Ukrainian citizens affected by the crisis.

More than $30M pledged by Canadians – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Update

April 9, 2022. Thanks to the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses, the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal is pleased to announce that $30 million in donations have been pledged across Canada. This includes more than 55,000 donations from large corporations, community fundraising events and individual donors.

“With almost $10M in aid delivered and committed, we know that the scale of Russia’s violent war on Ukraine will mean the need to support Ukraine for many months and years,” said Orest Sklierenko, President of the Canada Ukraine Foundation. “The Ukrainian Canadian community will be there to provide support and deliver much-needed aid to help with the largest humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War 2.”

For 27 years the Canada Ukraine Foundation has been working to support humanitarian projects in Ukraine. Many stakeholders and donors have entrusted CUF with their support, and CUF will continue to evaluate the needs on the ground and deliver support when and where it is required, taking care to assess the impact of each provision of aid prior to using the same channel again.

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal has also delivered aid to Ukrainian displaced persons in Romania and Moldova. CUF is working with more than a dozen organizations and projects to help alleviate the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe since WWII.

The following article by Marco Levytsky was published April 7 in New Pathway Ukrainian News https://newpathway.ca/cuf-helps-evacuate-2500-deaf-ukrainians/

CUF helps evacuate 2500 deaf Ukrainians

Some 2500 deaf Ukrainians have been evacuated to safety thanks to the generosity of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation.

Transportation has been by bus, train, and private vehicles, and some of the deaf citizens from eastern Ukraine have been moved to deaf centres and schools in Western Ukraine. Humanitarian aid is also being used for food, water, and life necessities.

CUF funds are also supporting countless others staying in the country, and cover the crucial sign language interpreting services, says Debra Russell, former President of the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters and member of the Alberta Stands with Ukraine group.

Sign language interpreters have largely stayed in Ukraine and were volunteering until we were able to support them. The government updates are interpreted, as well interpreting is happening at hospitals, government offices for people to secure papers required to leave, in deaf centres where people go for the latest updates on the war.


Donations in support of humanitarian relief can be made through: www.cufoundation.ca  or by sending a cheque to CUF office (620 Spadina Ave, suite 200, Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4).

For further information: [email protected].

Background

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, established by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) is working with Ukrainian government ministries, who are in the best position to advise on the needs on the ground so that we can ensure that the donations we receive meet the needs of the Ukrainian people. The appeal will work with established partners on the ground who have demonstrated the ability to deliver aid in a timely and effective manner.

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Committee is established jointly by the two organizations to formalize a coordinated approach in providing humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. The committee will work with the Ukrainian Canadian community across Canada to reduce duplication of effort, increase efficiency and ensure aid efforts have the most effective impact for Ukrainian citizens affected by the crisis.

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal facilitated the airlift of five pediatric cancer patients to the Hospital for Sick Children

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal (UHA) facilitated the airlift of five pediatric cancer patients to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto last month, as part of the UHA’s ongoing programs to address the humanitarian catastrophe caused by the war in Ukraine.

The five children were flown to Canada in two separate airlifts that were sponsored by UHA and cost just under half a million dollars for the specialized airplanes with proper medical equipment and healthcare professionals on board. The Toronto-based charity Meagan’s Hug sponsored the accommodations for the children and their families, and the Canada Ukraine Foundation financially supported the transport of the children, their families and medical personnel from Europe to Canada. SickKids is covering the medical costs.

The children in Canada were forced to flee from Ukraine where they had been receiving treatment. Between February 24 and April 3, 2022, there were 85 attacks on health care in Ukraine impacting 71 facilities, according to the World Health Organization’s surveillance system, resulting in 73 deaths and 46 injuries. In Ukraine, 1,442 children under the age of 14 were diagnosed with cancer in 2020. In 2019, 446 children died from cancer in Ukraine, according to Global Health Burden data and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Background

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal (UHA) was established by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) in response to the war in Ukraine. Working with governmental and non-governmental partners in North America and Europe, UHA’s humanitarian efforts are focused on the delivery of food, shelter and medicines, and addressing the needs of the millions of refugees and victims of war. Click here to support the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal or visit us on the web: http://cufoundation.ca

Cheque can be sent to the CUF office (620 Spadina Ave, suite 200, Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4).For further information, email: [email protected]

Canada-Ukraine Foundation is a federally-registered charity (BN: 898992151RR0001)

Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal delivers food aid to refugees: One month of supplies for 20,000 refugees

As part of ongoing relief efforts, the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal has paid for the production and delivery of 20,000 meal kits for refugees.The boxes were assembled in Dembicia, Poland, on the premises of Meest Corporation. The food contents were sourced locally, with boxes containing porridge, pasta, beans, canned meat, sunflower oil, sugar, iodized salt, oatmeal sardines, rice and black tea. With more than 57,000 calories per box, each provides 47 days of sustenance for a single person. These boxes are being delivered to the Lviv Train Station, Dzherelo, Ivano-Frankivsk.

The UHA is collaborating with multiple NGO’s in trying to meet the food needs of Ukrainians displaced by Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. CUF’s assistance has delivered food to Eastern Ukraine where Ukraine has been hardest hit! Those needs are expected to climb, as Russian military aggression continues to cause the greatest humanitarian crisis Europe has seen since the end of the Second World War.

Donations in support of humanitarian relief can be made through: www.cufoundation.ca or by sending a cheque to CUF office (620 Spadina Ave, suite 200, Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4).

For further information: [email protected]

CUF Works with Partners to Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Update

April 2, 2022. OTTAWA/TORONTO, ON.  Since Russia launched a full-out assault on Ukraine on February 24, millions in aid has been delivered to some of the hardest-hit cities in the north, east and south of Ukraine.  We are withholding more specific information due to security concerns.

The Humanitarian Appeal has also delivered aid to Ukrainian displaced persons in Romania and Moldova. CUF is working with more than a dozen organizations and projects to help alleviate the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe since WWII.

In the coming weeks, CUF/UCC will continue to share information about the organizations, programs, and projects that your generous donations are supporting.

Together with Meest, CUF has started delivery of 400 Tons of food or 20,000 food boxes. For example, the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal recently delivered food to the Ivano-Frankivsk Food Kitchen and 500 food kits to Dzherelo Children’s Rehabilitation Centre. Dzherelo provides quality, family-centered, educational and rehabilitation services for children and youth and children at risk in Ukraine, and currently is providing shelter to displaced persons with disabilities. Find out more about the delivery by clicking on the picture below: 

As Russia continues its vicious assault on Ukrainian civilians, indiscriminately shelling and bombing Ukrainian cities, the need for humanitarian aid grows every day.

Please donate to the appeal today to support millions of Ukrainian families who have been displaced from their homes. #HelpUkraineNow

Your donation is needed to help support this important project!

Donations in support of humanitarian relief can be made through: www.cufoundation.ca  or by sending a cheque to CUF office (620 Spadina Ave, suite 200, Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4).

For further information: [email protected].

Background

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, established by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) is working with Ukrainian government ministries, who are in the best position to advise on the needs on the ground so that we can ensure that the donations we receive meet the needs of the Ukrainian people. The appeal will work with established partners on the ground who have demonstrated the ability to deliver aid in a timely and effective manner.

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Committee is established jointly by the two organizations to formalize a coordinated approach in providing humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. The committee will work with the Ukrainian Canadian community across Canada to reduce duplication of effort, increase efficiency and ensure aid efforts have the most effective impact for Ukrainian citizens affected by the crisis.

Donations in support of humanitarian relief can be made through: www.cufoundation.ca or by sending a cheque to CUF office (620 Spadina Ave, suite 200, Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4). For further information: [email protected]

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Over $6 million in aid delivered – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Update

Over $6 million in humanitarian aid and support has now been delivered to the Ukrainian people by the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation & Ukrainian Canadian Congress. Over $1 million in support has been delivered in the last week.

Since Russia launched a full-out assault on Ukraine on February 24, aid has been delivered to some of the hardest-hit cities in the north, east, and south of Ukraine. We are withholding more specific information due to security concerns.

The Humanitarian Appeal has also delivered aid to Ukrainian displaced persons in Romania and Moldova. CUF is working with more than a dozen organizations and projects to help alleviate the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe since WWII.

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing information about the organizations, programs, and projects that your generous donations are supporting. HelpAge International is actively engaging with refugees in Moldova and working in Ukraine delivering food, medicine, and hygiene to older people, their families, and communities.

Ekaterina, from Voznesensk, Ukraine, who has sought refuge in Moldova, is one of the people whom HelpAge is assisting.

You can read her story here.

As Russia continues its vicious assault on Ukrainian civilians, indiscriminately shelling and bombing Ukrainian cities, the need for humanitarian aid grows every day.

Please donate to the appeal today to support millions of Ukrainian families who have been displaced from their homes. #HelpUkraineNow

Your donation is needed to help support this important project!

Donations in support of humanitarian relief can be made through: www.cufoundation.ca or by cheque to: 620 Spadina Ave, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4

For further information: [email protected]


Background

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, established by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) is working with Ukrainian government ministries, who are in the best position to advise on the needs on the ground so that we can ensure that the donations we receive meet the needs of the Ukrainian people. The appeal will work with established partners on the ground who have demonstrated the ability to deliver aid in a timely and effective manner.

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal Committee is established jointly by the two organizations to formalize a coordinated approach in providing humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. The committee will work with the Ukrainian Canadian community across Canada to reduce duplication of effort, increase efficiency and ensure aid efforts have the most effective impact for Ukrainian citizens affected by the crisis.

Donations in support of humanitarian relief can be made through: www.cufoundation.ca or by sending a cheque to CUF office (620 Spadina Ave, suite 200, Toronto, ON, M5S 2H4).

For further information: [email protected]