Alberta REALTORS® can help Ukrainians fleeing the invasion of their country for the safety of Canada.
The Canadian government is providing Ukrainians with emergency travel authorization and temporary status to work and stay in Canada. As home to one of the largest Ukrainian populations outside of Ukraine, Alberta is expected to be a preferred destination for many fleeing their country. Since they are arriving outside the usual immigration protocols, these refugees don’t have the same access to Canada’s established newcomer support programs.
This is where AREA and its members can assist.
Do you or someone you know have a spare room or space to house Ukrainian refugees for a period of 6-12 months? Can you provide support in other ways, such as by offering financial donations, in-kind donations, supplies, transportation, or job support?
AREA has partnered with Rogers Communications Inc., Servus Credit Union, and the Calgary Mosaic Refugee Clinic, to assist and help support both hosts and refugees when they arrive.
Assistance and support will include, but will not be limited to*:
AREA and its partners are making an initial commitment to extend this package to up to 50 families.
If you are interested in participating in this initiative, please fill out the intake form below.
REALTORS® can support the initiative in several ways. We are in search of:
Hosts who apply via our intake form will be contacted by support staff via telephone to schedule a pre-screening. Once the pre-screening process has been completed, a match will be made by AREA support staff, followed by an introduction and exploratory video conference call to further determine suitability.
Yes, REALTORS® can donate:
If/when a potential housing match is made, you will be notified via email and will have the opportunity to meet via video chat. At that time, you will also be connected with a local Settlement Counselor, who will provide direction and support around helping the newcomers “settle” into life in Canada.
Hosts can provide housing support for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 12 months.
AREA has partnered with Rogers Communications Inc., Servus Credit Union, and the Calgary Mosaic Refugee Clinic to create a robust package to help support both hosts and refugees when they arrive. The package will include, but will not be limited to:
Thank you for considering the provision of assistance to a Ukrainian refugee, couple or family. Please complete the below form fully with as much information as possible. AREA staff will then review your intake form and work to find the most suitable match for your situation. Should you have any questions about this initiative please email AREA at email@example.com.