Donation to Ukraine emergency fund from Sheridan College in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville


Published April 6, 2022 at 4:51 pm

Sheridan College in Oakville, Mississauga and Brampton joined several other Ontario colleges to make a donation of more than $200,000 to help Ukrainians.

The $210,000 was donated to UNICEF’s Ukraine emergency fund, and Sheridan College contribute $10,000 to the effort.

Donations to the fund will support the organization’s ongoing programs and response to the escalating need in Ukraine by providing communities with safe water, urgent medical aid and health care services, child protection and education.

UNICEF has been working in Ukraine since 1997.

“Sheridan is a community of caring and compassionate global citizens,” said Dr. Janet Morrison, president and vice-chancellor of Sheridan.

“As an educational institution, we take our responsibility to care for and support others seriously, both locally and globally. Joining with other Ontario colleges in financial support is one bold way that we are taking action to help people experiencing extreme crisis in Ukraine.”

In addition to this financial donation, Sheridan has connected with their Ukrainian and Russian international students (in Canada and overseas) to offer personalized support, referrals and connections to fellow students. They are providing gift cards for groceries and necessities for those in immediate need.

Sheridan teams are also working to support Ukrainian and Russian applicants with admissions, immigration and study permit questions as quickly as possible. To date, Sheridan’s Financial Aid team has awarded more than $31,000 in needs-based bursaries to 15 students connected to the conflict.

Additionally, Sheridan joins institutions in creating scholarships to support students who are resettling in Canada as a result of the conflict, and seek to continue their education.

Sheridan will offer a full scholarship (up to five terms), for a Ukrainian student enrolling in the English Language Studies program as part of their transition to life in Canada.

Altogether, 19 colleges contributed to the joint donation, as did Colleges Ontario (the sector’s advocacy organization) and the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS).

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