Information page on Ukraine

Information page on Ukraine

To show our support and our solidarity with the Ukrainian population, we have developed a page gathering some information on the means of keeping informed and mobilized. We also highlight Ukrainian members of the Montreal startup ecosystem.

This is not an exhaustive list. If you wish to add information to this page, please contact us at communications@startupmontreal.com 

Private initiatives 

VanHack Vancouver based HR firm, VanHack, has created a directory of Ukrainian workers in the tech industry who were ready to move for a job or interested in remote work. 

Hopper A leader in the tech travel industry, Hopper has pledged a total of $50,000 in booking credit to help hundreds of individuals from Ukraine fund their stays in hotels or home rentals.

Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec. The Quebec video game industry will donate $72,350 to the Red Cross for Ukraine. 

Academic initiatives 

McGill University has created training videos for Ukrainian healthcare workers. These videos demonstrate basic life support and lifesaving procedures that can be performed by non-surgeons, including chest tube insertion and airway ventilatory management. An initiative by McGill University Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning and the McGill University Health Centre.

Montréal’s Centre de Recherche Mathématique and the Institut des sciences mathématiques are offering a program in support of mathematicians in distress due to war, oppression, and persecution. Applications are open to researchers at all levels.

Ukraine in the Montréal ecosystem  

Valentin Kravtchenko, a Ukrainian based in Shawinigan and Montreal, launched his startup Grey-box during the pandemic. His project provides wireless access to educational and cultural resources in remote communities where internet access is problematic. Through its involvement in the Edteq Association and the digital literacy table, Greybox intends to promote Quebec expertise in Canada and around the world in order to bridge the digital divide.

Maria Bilash, program manager at La Piscine and of Ukrainian origin, created a spontaneous information thread on Linkedin from the start of the events, in order to share reliable sources of information.

Resources to help from Québec