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Pivoting in Response to Global Crisis: Supporting Ukrainian Newcomers on the North Shore

Ukrainian Newcomers


Ukrainian newcomers received settlement support


Families with children accessed services


Women accessed specialized support

Over 500 Ukrainian newcomers and their families accessed services at Impact North Shore this year. Fleeing from war conditions, Ukrainian families are facing multiple challenges to establish a sense of comfort and continuity to make a home in our local communities.

Centering an integrated service approach, Impact North Shore offers a full range of settlement services for Ukrainian families, in first language, including mental health support and specialized employment services. Most of the arriving families are women, children, and seniors who require extensive support with settlement because of their unplanned migration. Our settlement services focused on needs assessment, meeting essential needs, navigating local resources, and complex im/migration statuses. Impact North Shore worked with a broad range of sectoral partners to mobilize a coordinated response to support families, women, and children through specialized programming. We provided opportunities for social networking through peer connection groups for families to meet each other and worked with local employers to connect Ukrainian newcomers to the job market. We continue to welcome increasing numbers of Ukrainian newcomers seeking support to navigate evolving im/migration pathways.

More Impact Stories

In the last year, we have mobilized knowledge, wisdom and tools to increase im/migrant belonging and leadership. Check out the stories below for some more ways we have been building equitable communities.