How you can send help to Ukraine

By Sean Delaney

The end of March sees the approximate four-week anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Ever since the conflict began, the world has been watching, with many feeling a need to reach out to the people of Ukraine, whether through verbal, electronic or spiritual support, or through the actual donation of their time, finances and resources in order to see peace instead of war.

Canada is home to one of the largest Ukrainian populations in the world outside of Ukraine, with approximately 1.4 million Ukrainians living within the borders of the Great White North. If you are among those looking for ways to donate to the Ukrainian people, here are 10 organizations with specific portals for this conflict.

We encourage you to follow the electronic links and find out more about each organization and their relief efforts for Ukraine.

Canada-Ukraine Foundation

Develops and delivers assistance projects produced by Canadians and directed to Ukraine. The foundation wants to raise $5 million to provide humanitarian assistance to those in need in Ukraine.

Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement collect donations to help with immediate and ongoing relief efforts in Ukraine. The Canadian government will match up to $10 million in donations to the Red Cross.

Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund

Provides shelter, food, clean water, medical support, access to education, and economic assistance to those in need, with a specific focus on those who are most vulnerable.



The United Nations Children’s Fund will gather donations to go toward ensuring access to safe water, urgent medical aid, healthcare services and child protection.

Help Us Help

This Canadian organization is focused on humanitarian aid and educational projects in Ukraine and in Canada. They raise funds to help relocate displaced children, scholars, and veteran families in Ukraine as well as contribute to humanitarian and medical assistance.



Supports those exiting Ukraine into neighbouring countries and raises funds to help facilitate this type of operation and movement.

Ukraine Humanitarian Fund

Helps NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and UN agencies in Ukraine to help the most vulnerable communities and provide them with food, water, shelter, and other basic support.

Save the Children Canada

Brings relief to the children in the country who are under threat of displacement, serious injury, or death.



A UN Refugee Agency with operations in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to support those forced to flee their homes.

Ukrainian World Congress

Works with the government of Ukraine, international governments, and organizations to support Ukrainians with donations for humanitarian initiatives and supports.