Ukrainian Support Program

YWCA Halifax offers New to Canada supports to help women, gender diverse people, and families settle into their new homes. When war began displacing citizens of Ukraine in February 2022, we expanded this programming to support those moving to Canada for safety.

The Ukrainian Support Program empowers Ukrainian families to thrive living in Halifax and in Canada by providing support in key areas of resettlement, such as housing, employment, and financial literacy.


  • Ukrainian women, gender diverse people, and families
  • Newcomers who arrived through the prior Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel program (CUAET) or other Ukrainian immigration paths

Services Offered

Housing Support

➕ Safe and stable housing is the foundation for building a new life. Our housing search services include:
  • Assisting with lease agreements and housing tours
  • Finding housing options that best suit a family’s needs and preferences
  • Guiding a smooth transition and move into your new home
  • Helping understand the Canadian rental system

Financial Literacy

➕ Our two-week program (total of eight hours), gives free financial skills for newcomers to make informed decisions about their money. Program topics include:
  • Budgeting
  • How to bank in Canada
  • Understanding Canadian tax and financial systems

Employment Support

➕ Employment support services are one week program (four hours total) that help Ukrainian newcomers access employment opportunities that fit their skills and goals. Skill building includes:
  • Learning job search strategies
  • Preparing for a job interview
  • Writing a resume and cover letter to fit Canada’s job market

Register for a Free Ukrainian Support Program

To sign up for one of our programs, please email the following contact and say what program you are interested in:

Olena Lokutsovska (she/her) | Ukrainian Newcomer Peer Leader | (902) 320-5535

We are committed to fostering a welcoming and supportive environment where newcomers feel valued, supported, and equipped for success. Welcome to Canada, and welcome to the Ukrainian Support Program – we’re here to help you every step of the way.