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Canada-Ukraine Foundation grants $364,065 to expand trauma therapy program in Ukraine

The Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) has provided a $364,065 grant towards the “Helping Hand for Ukraine” - trauma therapy program of HOPE worldwide Canada.


Over the next 24 months, this grant will allow HOPE worldwide Canada to equip close to 240 trainers-psychologists with the methods to provide therapy for an estimated 10,000 children in war-torn Ukraine.


Taras Kulish, International Relations Volunteer of HOPE worldwide Canada, states: "HOPE worldwide Canada has worked hand in hand with HOPE worldwide Ukraine since 2015 to bring the Helping Hand for Ukraine trauma therapy program to thousands of children and families from Eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Since February 24, 2022, as soon as we were able to ascertain that all the members of our Ukrainian team were safe, we set about to pivot and expand the program to deal with the growing mental health crisis directly caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We are pleased to welcome the Canada-Ukraine Foundation as a key long-term partner. We plan, with the support of CUF, to expand our programs and help a larger swathe of the Ukrainian population than we were previously able to serve."


"The Canada-Ukraine Foundation is committed to coordinate, develop, organize and deliver assistance projects generated by Canadians and directed to Ukraine”, says Victor Hetmanczuk, Chair of the Board of CUF. "We are proud to partner with HOPE worldwide Canada by providing a grant of $364,065 to help provide mental health support to children and their families in Ukraine."


For more information on HOPE worldwide Canada and the work they are doing to support people affected by the crisis in Ukraine, please visit hopewwc.org, and, for more information on HOPE worldwide Ukraine and the " Helping Hand for Ukraine " program, please visit https://hopeww.org.ua/en/projects/children-s-and-youth-projects/helping-hand/



To learn more about the Canada-Ukraine Foundation, please visit cufoundation.ca.