We have received numerous phone calls and emails from concerned Canadians asking what they can do about the humanitarian crisis precipitated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Ed Stelmach Community Foundation is currently financially supporting two types of initiatives, and for this we are accepting donations. We are purchasing and helping to cover the cost of shipping various humanitarian supplies and equipment to Ukraine in cooperation with local groups. Second, as refugees from the war enter Canada, either temporarily or permanently, we are providing financial support to various local groups to aid in resettlement. If you would like to donate to the foundation for these initiatives, we accept monetary donations by cheque or e-transfer.

We gratefully acknowledge the aid of Wilde & Company Chartered Professional Accountants in processing donations and creating tax receipts.  Wilde & Company's many hours of volunteer service in this regard helps keep our administraton costs extremely low, allowing 100% of donated funds to be distributed to charities. https://wildeandco.ca/

Donations by Cheque

Donations by E-Transfer

The Ed Stelmach Community Foundation

c/o Wilde & Company

P.O. Box 70; 4902 - 50th Street

Vegreville, AB  T9C1R1

Send to: nancyk@wildeag.ca (Funds will be auto deposited to The Ed Stelmach Foundation). In the message, please include your full name, mailing address, and phone number, as this information will be used to create your tax receipt.


Please note that we are unable to accept donations of household goods, clothing, or other items.

The following organizations do accept these items. To donate, please contact these groups directly:

Edmonton: Free Store for Ukrainian Newcomers – https://www.freestoreyeg.com

We will endeavor to add to this list as we receive current info.  

Additional Information Sources:

For immigration matters, please visit the Government of Canada website.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress has additional information on its website at www.ucc.ca.

The Canada Ukraine Foundation, in partnership with Ukrainian Canadian Congress, has an established presence in Ukraine, and is delivering aid to the country. Donations to the Canada Ukraine Foundation can be made securely online following this link: www.cufoundation.ca