Ukrainian refugees are expected to arrive in Saskatchewan in early July — 230 of them.
“Government of Saskatchewan officials have been working with the Ukrainian Embassy to coordinate assistance and support for Ukrainians who are being displaced by the war,” the government of Saskatchewan said in a statement to Global News.
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“We are working with them to support the arrival of a donated flight to Saskatchewan at the beginning of July.”
While the exact details for the flights arrival is still be confirmed, July 4 has been marked as the tentative arrival date.
“We have a team of officials leading much of the planning and logistics and we will be providing the supports those arriving may need, including temporary accommodations, housing, income assistance, healthcare, etc..,” the Government of Saskatchewan said.
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As of June 21, Saskatchewan has welcomed over 600 displaced Ukrainians to the province.
“We are working across government and with community groups and organizations to ensure those arriving have easy access to the information and supports they need,” they said.
“We have also engaged our network of settlement service providers, including the Ukrainian Canadian Congress of SK, to further help those arriving to access the supports they need and settle into their new communities.”
There will be officials from Saskatchewan on the ground in Poland ahead of the plane leaving to ensure the refugees are prepared and the transition to life on the prairies can begin before they even arrive.
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