Carleton International has gathered some resources to help those in our community who are affected by current world events. We encourage you to browse this page for resources and support.
We, at Carleton, stand in solidarity with Iranian students, faculty, staff, alumni, and citizens. The ongoing violent acts in Iran, including on Iranian university campuses, are upsetting, especially for those in our community who have close ties with the country. We support the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Melanie Joly, in her condemnation of the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, as well as her condemnation of the state’s subsequent violent response to civilian and student protests. Carleton remains strongly opposed to all acts of violence and is committed to the rights and freedom of women – and all human rights – around the world.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress brings together all Ukrainian organizations in the country under one umbrella. On their website, you can donate to the UCC-CUF Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal who, as of March 4, has deployed $1.62M CAD to provide food, medicine, and shelter. You can also find numerous ways to provide personal assistance, including immigration consultancy, legal aid, housing, and childcare.
The African Canadian Association of Ottawa is accepting monetary donations to help BIPOC international students who are facing challenges leaving Ukraine and those who have managed to flee to Poland.
The International Committee of the Red Cross is currently accepting donations that will help increase their response to the humanitarian needs in Ukraine. Funds will go toward emergency resources such as food, water, medical equipment, and other essential items.
The Government of Canada has announced special funding in the form of supplements to existing research grants that will provide relief and assistance to research trainees from Ukraine. The Special Response Fund for Trainees is administered by Canada’s three federal research funding agencies and targets graduate students and postdoctoral researchers directly impacted by the crisis. For more information, click here.
The Government of Ontario has established the Ontario-Ukraine Solidarity Scholarship to support students attending Ontario’s publicly assisted colleges and universities. Carleton University has been provided four competitive scholarships to be awarded.
From the Canadian Bureau for International Education:
The International Student Services Office (ISSO) can assist Ukrainian international students requiring support with academics, finances, housing, mental wellness, immigration, and other needs. Students can contact the International Student Services Office directly for guidance and support.
Carleton’s Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies is hosting a discussion board to provide up-to-date, real-time analysis of the conflict and broader understanding of its historical, societal, and geopolitical contexts. As the war develops, experts on the topic and other related issues will write in conversation with one another from a variety of perspectives.