Premier Heather Stefanson has announced that the province will be offering additional support regarding challenges that Ukrainian newcomers may face.
As of July 13th, more than 4,180 individuals have attended the reception centre looking to access temporary accommodations, meals, health services, and more. The premier also mentions that they've supplied over 2,000 new Manitoba health cards to Ukrainians.
"Our government remains committed to providing a safe haven to newly arrived Ukrainians, who have endured unimaginable loss and suffering," notes Stefanson. "Manitoba continues to be the national model by offering a full continuum of settlement, social, educational and health supports that are readily accessible through a centralized reception centre."
Currently, more than 765 people are staying in 388 hotel accommodations until they can find a permanent place to call home. There are 246 individuals currently using the Temporary Assistance Program (TAP), which grants them access to short-term financial support.
"The unwavering support of all Manitobans, including community groups and volunteers, has been fundamental to ensuring the settlement process has been as smooth as possible," says Stefanson.
The province has given $800,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine, as well as provided almost 300 soft body-armour vests to assist with the war effort.
For the full press release from the Government of Manitoba, click here.