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Supporting the people of Ukraine and other refugees to Canada

Thank you for your interest in supporting the people of Ukraine and other refugees to Canada.

Here is what you need to know.

The Immigrant Welcome Centre is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization and our purpose is to help newcomers settle on the North Island by providing information, services, and programs. 

The Immigrant Welcome Centre is not directly involved in bringing Ukrainian refugees to our communities, or in collecting funds or donations. Once refugees or other immigrants arrive, we can assist them with their settlement needs. 

If you would like more information on what the Immigrant Welcome Centre does, please visit our website:


Immigration measures for people affected by the situation in Ukraine: here is the link to Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada:


Here’s the link to the Government of B.C. page with info for both Ukrainians arriving in B.C. and citizens wanting to help people from Ukraine:


United Way British Columbia has published a website with resources such as housing and goods/services:

Help Ukraine VI is a collaborative project uniting Ukrainian organizations and supporters from across Vancouver Island. They run a hosting program and have a job dashboard:


Operation Ukraine Safe Haven has launched a Pan Canadian Post Arrival Support Framework to welcome displaced Ukrainians arriving in Canada.
Read the press release via


For Canadian immigration related updates on the Ukraine crisis and Afghan resettlement humanitarian initiative. Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQ’s):


Here is curated information and resources to support organizations and individuals who wish to help Ukrainian citizens arriving to B.C.:


If your request is political or media related please contact: or by phone: 250.830.0171


Again, thank you for your concerns and inquiries regarding the support for refugees.

–  The Immigrant Welcome Centre – 

Immigrant Welcome Centre
Immigrant Welcome Centre

We provide free specialized services for immigrants, refugees and newcomers in Campbell River, the Comox Valley, and northern Vancouver Island.

Immigrant Welcome Centre

Free Professional Services for Immigrants & Newcomers in Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and northern Vancouver Island.