Given current global events, Carleton International has gathered some resources to help those in our community make an informed decision on how best to support Ukraine in the ongoing conflict. Below you will also find links to other information, including immigration measures.

Resources:

  • 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 university is currently working with Carleton’s Scholars at Risk (SAR) initiative to host academics fleeing Ukraine. If you know at-risk Scholars, they can register with Scholar at Risk and the Scholar Rescue Fund, and please contact Faculty Affairs. You can also donate to help maximize the number of scholars Carleton can host.

Immigration Updates:

Please note: this information comes to us from a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant.

Other Information:

  • The Canadian Bureau for International Education‘s official statement regarding the crisis.
  • 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.
  • 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.