The Ukrainian crisis continues to impact millions of Ukrainians, and the Alberta Government is trying to help some Ukrainians find a safe home in our province.
A new program will launch on July 25 to provide up to six months of support for expenses like food, clothing, and shelter. Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta is adding more to the already existing supports to help Ukrainians during this difficult time.
“Millions of Ukrainians have had to drop everything and flee in the wake of Russia’s illegal invasion. Alberta’s government moved quickly to offer access to health care, child care, education, emergency financial funding, and guidance to get official documents and find work. Now we will do even more to help them rebuild their lives here in Alberta with these expanded social supports for Ukrainians seeking refuge here,” Kenney said.
Many arrivals are expected to be single-parent families and families that had to leave everything behind. To help with this, Ukrainian parents can also apply for six months of funding to cover the cost of licensed child care through the Child Care Subsidy Program.
President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Orysia Boychuk says these extra supports will be a big help for helping Ukrainians create a life in Alberta.
“We are grateful to Alberta’s government for the financial income support. This is definitely an additional support that was not available to Ukrainian newcomers prior. Everything counts and this will definitely help contribute to the success of the Ukrainian nationals integrating successfully into Canadian society,” she said.
For more information on how Alberta is supporting Ukrainian newcomers, visit alberta.ca/Ukraine.
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