As the world watches the daily gut-wrenching bombardment of Ukraine and the loss of innocent lives for an unnecessary and unjust war, we are left asking what we can do? As Canadians, one of the ways we can support Ukrainians is through humanitarian aid. As millions of people seek refuge from the war, humanitarian aid demand will skyrocket. Various international aid organizations and European and North American governments are ramping up financial assistance for the expected demand.
The Canadian government has committed $125 million in humanitarian aid for Ukraine so far. It includes $115 million for experienced humanitarian partners in Ukraine and up to $10 million to the Canadian Red Cross through a matching fund for its Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal. Matco Financial is donating to the Canadian Red Cross. In addition, Matco will match any donations made by its employees.
For those interested in donating, here are some organizations to consider:
|Canadian Red Cross||Canadian-Ukraine Foundation|
|UNICEF Canada||Doctors Without Borders|