TORONTO, ON – CIBC announced it is donating $200,000 to three organizations focused on providing immediate humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine. Canadians can join in their support and make a donation as well at UNICEF Canada Ukraine Appeal, the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal, and the United Nations Refugee Agency Canada.
The donation includes:
- $100,000 to the UNICEF Canada Ukraine Appeal, which is focused on providing humanitarian aid to children and families and protecting children’s rights, while responding to the vulnerabilities caused by the dual crises of conflict and COVID-19.
- $50,000 to Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal, which will enable the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to respond to humanitarian needs generated by the recent crisis in Ukraine. This includes supporting preparedness, immediate and ongoing relief efforts, long-term recovery, resiliency, and other critical humanitarian activities as needs arise.
- $50,000 to United Nations Refugee Agency Canada (UNHCR). This will help ensure that Ukrainians forced to flee their homes are sheltered and safe.
Funds will be used to enable these organizations to provide immediate and ongoing relief efforts, shelter and safety, long-term recovery, resiliency, and other critical humanitarian needs to Ukrainians of all ages.