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UKRAINE RESPONSE

At Centre for Newcomers, we are dedicated to helping immigrants and refugees of all nationalities in Calgary and we invite you to be a part of this.

 

As you may know, Russia has invaded Ukraine and hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, just like the Afghans fleeing, Ukrainians are fearing for their lives.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

With much of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure being targeted and destroyed in recent weeks, many Ukrainians who thought they could stand the onslaught of war and remain in their country are now choosing to flee for fear of the freezing cold from a fast-approaching winter.

 

This uptick in those fleeing Ukraine has led to an increased demand for sponsors and host families. If you, or someone you know, has interest in temporarily housing one or more people during their transition to a Canadian life here in Calgary, please contact us at n.shen@centrefornewcomers.ca 

I am a Refugee

or

I want to bring a refugee to Canada or protect a refugee already here

If you are a refugee who has fled Ukraine, in another country, or in Canada wanting to seek asylum, or you are wanting to help a refugee, and need help please email: 

b.mino@centrefornewcomers.ca


I want to give a donation

If you wish to give a donation of money, please give at:

Canada Helps 

        

Clothing and household Item donation

 

If you wish to give clothes, household items, or furniture, please visit Women In Need Society

 

You can also store household goods in your home and register what you have with our volunteer coordinator at: volunteer@centrefornewcomers.ca

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Workshop: Enhancing the Success of Sponsoring Refugees

Filling out the forms for privately sponsored refugees may seem like a daunting task. It can be, especially if it is your first time answering the many questions needed in the application process.

What leads to application success? How can you complete the application process without undue stress? In this Centre for Newcomers workshop, participants will better understand the process of filling out refugee sponsorship forms and how to avoid common mistakes. The workshop will use a holistic approach to the application process, rather than merely giving instructions on which forms and fields to fill.


Contact Director, LGBTQ+ & Vulnerable Population Services Boban Stojanovic at b.stojanovic@centrefornewcomers.ca for questions.

Do you wish to donate your time as a volunteer, or do you have any household items for incoming refugees?

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