March 9, 2014
Government Provides $100,000 for Humanitarian Aid for the People of Ukraine
Ontario is assisting the people of Ukraine by providing $100,000 in humanitarian aid and other supports as necessary during this challenging and difficult time.
Over the past few weeks and months, Ontario has closely observed the ongoing political unrest and escalating violence in Ukraine. The province is saddened by the loss of life there, and concerned about those who have been injured. Ontario is hopeful that Ukraine can achieve a peaceful and democratic resolution to the conflict.
The monetary support will be donated to the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Red Cross Society. It will help emergency response teams in Ukraine that are providing first aid to the wounded from both sides of the conflict.
Ontario is home to one of the world’s largest Ukrainian communities outside of Ukraine, with almost 350,000 people.
* More than 15,000 Ukraine-born immigrants arrived in Ontario from 2001 to 2011.
* The Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Red Cross Society has been Ontario’s long-time partner in delivering humanitarian aid around the world. Over the past 10 years, Ontario and the Chapter have offered assistance to those in need following almost 20 cases of natural disaster or civil unrest.
* Find out more about the Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Red Cross Society<http://www.redcross.
“Ontario has a close connection with Ukraine, and I know that many people across the province have friends and family there. We are deeply concerned about those who have been injured due to the escalating violence in Ukraine and saddened by the loss of life. That is why we are providing this contribution that will go towards emergency medical aid.”
— Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario