Support for Ukraine

On this page, you will find information about support for academics at Canadian institutions, humanitarian initiatives, accommodation and jobs for displaced persons, staying in Canada, and Canada-wide events related to the ongoing war in Ukraine. This page is being updated regularly, but we could use your help. If you know of any resources, events, or other important information that you believe belong on this page, please write us at cspeditorialassistant@gmail.com.

To offer your assistance in Ukrainian-English or Ukrainian-German document translation for refugees, please reach out to gjlove@clemson.edu. We encourage you to pass this message along to colleagues, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Support for Academics at Canadian Institutions

The Government of Canada has launched its Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine) in order to provide relief and assistance to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers directly impacted by the invasion of Ukraine. Specifically, this temporary funding will help trainees currently in Canada who were expected to return to Ukraine in 2022 but cannot due to the invasion, as well as trainees currently in Ukraine who wish to continue their planned studies and research in Canada. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until 22 December 2022.

McGill University’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) is offering accelerated admissions for graduate applicants from Ukraine, as well as opportunities for graduate research traineeships for displaced students currently enrolled at Ukrainian universities. For contact information and information about graduate studies at McGill, see the GPS website.

McGill University is accepting late applications for undergraduate studies from incoming and transfer students experiencing exceptional circumstances caused by the invasion of Ukraine. Inquire about admissions at Enrollment Services.

The Ukraine-Archives Rescue Team at the University of Alberta offers free data backup for archival institutions, research institutions, and individual scholars in all disciplines.

Twenty-five full-tuition scholarships for Ukrainian refugees at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (April 4th deadline for spring intake).

At the University of Montreal, the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) and the Institut des sciences mathématiques (ISM) are offering support, including financial aid in the form of travel grants, scholarships, and fellowships, to displaced researchers in the mathematical and statistical sciences. For more information about the initiative, visit the CRM website.

Humanitarian Initiatives

Donate funds at the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal, organized by the Canadian Red Cross.

Send emergency aid to Ukraine via UNHCR Canada.

Send goods and other humanitarian aid directly to Ukrainian citizens and the military via the Ukrainian government.

Donate to the National Bank of Ukraine’s special fundraising account to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Support the humanitarian aid campaign organized by the Kyiv School of Economics.

Volunteer transportation, shelter, language training (English/French), career help, immigration consultation, and financial aid to Ukrainians newly arrived in Canada via this Google form by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada, the St. Volodymyr Cultural Association of Montreal, and I’mmigrant.

Visit this list of Montreal-area Ukrainian community and religious organizations to find out what you can do to help, including donating goods for incoming refugees and volunteering. Organized by the McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

Donate to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Support the University of Alberta’s Ukrainian Students and Scholars Support Fund.

Donate funds, medical supplies, and other items via the London Ukrainian Centre and Western International, organized by Western University.

Support Airbnb.org’s no-cost accommodations initiative to connect Hosts with Ukrainian refugees worldwide.

Donate to and volunteer with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress’s Stand with Ukraine campaign.

Donate to the Ukrainian World Congress’s Unite with Ukraine campaign.

Accommodation and Jobs for Displaced Persons

Staying in Canada

Find international accomodation at the Accommodation, Help & Shelter for Ukraine Facebook group.

Search and match with hosts seeking to accommodate displaced persons at Ukraine Take Shelter.

Look out for job opportunities in Canada via the Canadian government’s website.

The Canadian government’s new immigration measures for people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Information about the Canadian government’s Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel.

A list of Canada-wide immigration resources organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

The Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society, a Toronto-based non-profit that provides English language training and settlement assistance to immigrants.