How Canadians can help Ukraine

With tensions mounting in Ukraine, citizens around the globe are looking for ways to contribute. The following is a list of ways Canadians can help with the conflict in Ukraine:

The Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations for humanitarian aid in Ukraine. The Government of Canada will be matching civilian donations dollar for dollar, up to $10 million.

The Canadian Ukraine Foundation has taken up a collection for humanitarian aid. A Go Fund Me account has also been launched. It can be found at #HelpUkraineNow – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

The following resource listing has been compiled by Ukrainians, and verified by Fast Company to be legitimate organizations:

Come Back Alive, will use donated funds to help purchase supplies for the Ukrainian military, including ammunition, shields, and food.

Army SOS “manage purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, uniforms and food supply. We deliver all goods directly to the unit`s emplacement and pass them right to the hands of our warriors.”

The following four organizations will use donations to fund medical aid for the people of Ukraine, including the purchase of first aid kits, backpacks stuffed with medical supplies, and medical rehabilitation for injured soldiers:


United Help Ukraine

Sunflower of Peace

Revived Soldiers Ukraine

International Rescue Committee helps families in conflict zones around the world, including in Ukraine.

Direct assistance

Fund the Ukrainian military

The National Bank of Ukraine created an account for foreigners to donate directly to the government, to fund the military efforts. It is open for fund transfers from any donor, through bank transfers or credit card payments.

Join the military

International volunteers are being welcomed to serve in the International Legion for the Territorial Defense of Ukraine. To volunteer, contact the Embassy of Ukraine to Canada, located at 310 Somerset Street West in Ottawa, 613-230-2311.

Stay informed, and spread the word, by watching and supporting English news sites in Ukraine: