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.
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
Immigrant Québec is mobilized to help Ukrainians get access to immigration information in Canada.
Donations through the Canadian Red Cross. The Government of Canada will match donations between February 24 and March 18, 2022, up to a maximum of $40 million.
The Ukrainian church in Montreal has launched a list on Amazon of what is needed. Your purchases will be delivered directly to the church and directed to Ukraine via Poland. During “checkout” please choose “Église catholique ukrainienne St-Michel” as delivery address.