From CTV News–Refugee children who have come to Manitoba from war-torn Ukraine will get to experience summer camp thanks to the provincial government.
The province is giving $106,000 to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council (UCC-MPC) to fund a nine-week day camp for school-aged children who have escaped the Russia/Ukraine war over the past few months.
“I want you to know that we are here for you,” said Premier Heather Stefanson, “Manitoba’s support for Ukraine is unwavering. We will take in as many Ukrainians seeking safe refuge as possible.”
According to Stefanson, more than 4,200 Ukrainian refugees have been processed through the province’s reception centre so far. In total, the Manitoba government has put $800,000 towards humanitarian aid for Ukrainian refugees.
The day camp will offer educational, cultural and recreational activities for more than 120 children, including field trips and transportation, according to UCC-MPC president Joanne Lewandosky.