Website offers ways for Peninsula residents to host Ukrainian refugees – Surrey Now-Leader

Ukrainian refugees wait for transport at the central station in Warsaw, Poland. The UN refugee agency says more than 5.5 million people have fled the war so far, the biggest exodus from Europe since World War II. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Website offers ways for residents of the peninsula to host Ukrainian refugees

Holy Eucharist Cathedral in New Westminster coordinates local relocation

Residents of the Semiahmoo Peninsula who might be interested in providing temporary housing for Ukrainian refugees – or offering to host a Ukrainian family – now have a website to contact for more information.

Those who wish to know more can visit the website of the Ukrainian Foundation “Help us to help Ukraine” established by the Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Congress.

The team from this region has been assembled at the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in New Westminster to assist those who fled Ukraine due to the Russian invasion and wish to temporarily settle in British Columbia.

The team is made up of professionals who volunteer their time, talents and skills to assist in the safe and successful resettlement of Ukrainians who have escaped the horrors of war resulting from the Russian invasion.

Among the crucial steps in the integration process are helping people with visa application forms, air tickets and insurance; provision of temporary accommodation (free); help with post-arrival paperwork and help with mental health issues, community settlement and job search.

Inquiries can be left at


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