Our Inaugural Program: "Maidan's Youth 2014"

Discover the transformative journey of the "Maidan's Youth 2014" program, our initiative to empower 14 young Ukrainians affected by the events of Maidan through language study, leadership training, and cross-cultural connections in Vancouver.

Our Inaugural Program: "Maidan's Youth 2014"

In the wake of the tragic events during the Revolution of Dignity in Kyiv in winter 2013-14, the Maple Hope Foundation launched its inaugural project the “Maidan’s Youth 2014” program as a beacon of solidarity with Ukraine. The revolution, which saw over a hundred protesters lose their lives, left a scar on the hearts of many Ukrainians. In response, the global Ukrainian community rallied to support the families of the fallen heroes.

The “Maidan’s Youth 2014” projcet was a month-long cultural immersion program aimed at providing youth who have directly affected by the events of Maidan an opportunity to visit Canada, learn English, and hone their leadership skills. Over the course of July and August, 14 young Ukrainians, each with a personal connection to the tragedy, embarked on a journey to Vancouver.

The heart of the program was the Canadian College of English Language, where these young individuals not only refined their language skills but also engaged in a series of master classes focused on leadership, team-building, and cross-cultural communication.

As these young Ukrainians immersed themselves in a foreign culture, they not only expanded their horizons but also gained valuable insights into leadership and effective communication. The program aimed to equip them with the skills and knowledge necessary to contribute meaningfully to their communities back home.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our sponsors and donors. Thanks to your generous support, program participants improves their English, learned about Canadian culture, and simply had unforgettable summer in Vancouver with new friends. We won’t be able to make it happen without your trust and support!

General sponsor

Canadian College of English Language – Vancouver, Canada


  • International Organisation of Ukrainian Communities Fourth Wave -Toronto, Canada
  • Ukrainian America Association of Washington State – Seattle, USA
  • Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko – Richmond, Canada
  • Ukrainian Studies Foundation of British Columbia – Vancouver, Canada
  • Ukrainian Credit Union Limited -Toronto, Canada
  • Ukrainian Women`s Association of Canada, Lesya Ukrayinka Branch-Vancouver, Canada
  • Rotary Club of Burnaby – Burnaby, Canada
  • Ukrainians of London, UK
  • Nova Ukraine – San Francisco, USA
  • Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of New Westminster – New Westminster, BC
  • Sts.Peter and Paul Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Kyivan Patriarchate, New Westminster, BC
  • Clements Financial Incorporated & FS Financial Strategies – Vancouver, Canada
  • Flights: Solaway Travel – Vancouver, Canada
  • Generous Individual Donors
  • All Homestay Families
  • Informational Sponsors: Ukrainian Vancouver and RAZOM Media Group