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The staff and directors of the Saskatoon Open Door Society are gravely concerned about the impact of the ongoing military action on the people of Ukraine.

Along with the UN Refugee Agency and other members of the Saskatchewan Association of Immigration Settlement and Integration Agencies, we have received reports of casualties and people fleeing their homes to seek safety. We stand in solidarity with our staff and clients with Ukrainian heritage and the Ukrainian community in SK as well as with the family members in Canada of those directly impacted by the military aggression.

SODS is working with the authorities and its community partners to be ready to provide humanitarian assistance wherever necessary and possible to those who will be landing in the Greater Saskatoon area, bringing together individuals of all beliefs and walks of life.

For now, our focus is on planning and scaling up our existing programs to aid vulnerable individuals and families forced to flee by the military conflict. Your support will help us and our community partners to assist refugees, from providing temporary housing and locally acquired emergency supplies to distributing gift cards from local grocery stores.

UKRAINIAN RESETTLEMENT FUND

How to Help

For individuals, organizations, and businesses willing to offer help through volunteering, hosting, and other supports, please visit and reach out to Ukrainian Canadian Congress Saskatchewan at https://www.ucc.sk.ca/

Interpretation

We are also seeking interpreters who speak fluent Ukrainian to work with our Settlement Counsellors and staff in anticipation of the arrival of displaced Ukrainians in Saskatoon.Requirements include English CLB 7 or above and a flexible working schedule for availability during 9-5 Monday-Friday working hours.

For more information or to apply, please contact us at translation@sods.sk.ca.