Updates February 10, 2024

Our New Project Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of Displaced Ukrainians

On September 12, 2023, Maple Hope Foundation will launch the "Healing the Wounds of the War Together" project to provide psychological support to displaced Ukrainian women, youth, and teens.

Our New Project Supporting the Mental Wellbeing of Displaced Ukrainians

We are excited to share that we recently received a grant from Canada Ukraine Foundation to bring our new project, “Healing the Wounds of the War Together,” to life.

In collaboration with psychologists, mental health professionals, careers and academic advisors, Maple Hope is committed to enhancing the emotional and mental well-being of displaced Ukrainians in Canada. Our primary focus is women, young adults aged 18 to 30, and teenagers.

Here’s a sneak peek into what we’re offering:

“Kolo Balansy” (Support Program for Women who Came to Canada after Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine)

Relocating to a different country with its own culture always presents challenges, often involving practical, professional, and personal matters. The complexity of emotions, the pain of loss, the helplessness stemming from the inability to change anything, chronic stress – all lead to emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion.

How can you rediscover your inner self in these situations? 

How can you restore your energy and strengths? 

How can you construct a new life within an unfamiliar framework? 

Do you want to learn how to regulate your emotions?

Do you seek to rekindle your distinct talents? 

How can you rediscover the delight in living once again?

Answers to these questions and more await you in our 7-week support program for women. Each online session will last 1.5 hours and consist of brief theoretical segments, practical exercises, reflection, and small group discussions. Registration for the program here

re-START 2.0 (Support Program for Young Adults Aged 19 to 30 Who Came to Canada After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine)

The war in Ukraine disrupted your studies or dashed your career prospects. It could have torn you apart from family, friends, or loved ones. Perhaps it erased cherished places from your hometown or disrupted your sense of security. Amid this, your resilience might have faltered, making progress seem uncertain. While everyone’s losses differ, a shared truth emerges: the war has left you with yourselves. You are valuable.

Yet, how do you navigate this unfamiliar terrain? 

How can you uncover your strengths and define your individuality? 

What steps lead to both professional success and personal contentment?

How do you cultivate a network of support? 

How can you reconcile your inner world with the outer while immersed in Canadian culture? 

Moreover, how do you rediscover the ability to embrace life and savor its essence once more fully?

Answers to these questions and more await you in our 7-week support program for young adults. Each online session will last 1.5 hours and consist of brief theoretical segments, practical exercises, reflection, and small group discussions. Register here.

GPS-4-SUCCESS (Adaptation and Career Planning Program for High School Students in a New Cultural Environment)

Adjusting to a different culture, especially far from home, can take much work. Imagine you’re at the edge of becoming an adult, dealing with big decisions about your future job. Figuring out what career to pick is already tricky, with lots of unknowns. Now, picture doing all this during a war and in a new school environment – it’s like a super tough puzzle. But don’t worry, things can become clearer once you understand more. When you know what you’re good at, your skills, your passion, and what’s important to you. That’s when you can find your unique talents and create new goals for your career journey.

How do you pick the right career path for yourself? 

How can you turn your passions into a job you adore? 

What’s the trick to planning your future job, knowing what’s popular in the global job market? 

And what about boosting your emotional and cultural smarts? 

What’s the deal with getting ready for college or university? 

How do you even choose what to study? 

Can you try out your dream job before you commit? 

Plus, how do you make a resume and cover letter that stand out?

Answers to these questions and more await you in our 7-week support program for teens. Each online session will last 1.5 hours and consist of brief theoretical segments, practical exercises, reflection, and small group discussions. Register here.

Offline community forums in different cities across British Columbia and individual online wellness sessions across Canada will be available for Ukrainians, who fled the war and landed in Canada in search of safety and rebuilding their life. The main goal is to improve mental and emotional  health and assist with professional re-start or simply a new start.

We express our heartfelt gratitude to the Canada Ukraine Foundation for their generous funding, enabling us to positively impact the lives of those affected by war. Together, we’re building a foundation of healing and hope.