←New Brunswick Resources for Ukraine
Why to host
- Feel Rewarded: People who host talk about it being one of the most rewarding things they’ve ever done—not just from their sense of having helped those in need, but even more, the rich friendships they’ve developed. At the conclusion of a guest stay, many host families and guests remain long-term friends. Saying goodbye represents only the next phase of the newly developed, lifelong relationship. That’s why Canada is a country of immigrants—we welcome everybody with open arms.
- Invest in the Future: We’re asking you to invest in helping Ukrainians find safety while also investing in Canada’s future. Welcoming the bright minds of Ukrainians will help us to build this country to an even stronger state.
- Enrich Your Cultural Life: Hosting a person from abroad is an excellent chance to learn more about the world, without leaving home! Over time, you can gain a better understanding of other people’s cultures and views and get a taste of some of their traditions such as their national dishes, games or music.
- Gain New Perspectives: Familiarization with other cultures can expand your mindset. As you analyze and find ways to explain certain words, phrases and behaviours, you learn to adapt to be able to demonstrate and teach differences and similarities in languages and culture
- Bring a Difference Into Your Life: Having a guest in your home is among others a different experience, bringing a change to your daily routine. Some hosts are particularly motivated to host a guest to introduce some change and dynamism in their lives and look to the future. Hosting is also a great way for city dwellers living alone to cope with loneliness problems.
- Learn New Languages: Learning another language as a host can be a lot of fun. Children in host families—even adult children—develop and expand analytical skills and even improve their native language when they compare their native language to another language. As globalization redefines the world we live in, learning a new language is a rapidly growing asset in the business world. It can be beneficial for both a host and their family. When children are exposed to another language, they can learn the fun and simplicity of learning a new language.
Why host through NBMC Settlement Agencies
We want you to feel supported. It’s important to know that you don’t have to carry everything on your shoulders. Settlement agencies are there for you and for the individual(s) you host to provide support and make your experience seamless and fun. The settlement agency can take care of:
- Donations: Helping you to find or provide donated household items that you need to host.
- Processes and Logistics: Helping a displaced person to obtain and go through all procedures and documentation required for newcomers .(obtaining a SIN, bank account, Medicare, medical exam, driver’s license, etc)
- Language Support: Providing English/French language training courses.
- School Enrolment: Helping with signing up kids to school/daycare.
- Job Search: Helping with job search and referring to an appropriate organization or employer.
- Food Security: Referring to a food bank.
- Intercultural Skills: As a host, you will receive Intercultural Competency Training (ICT) on working with vulnerable people from other cultures.
- Volunteer Networks: Connection with other volunteer opportunities in your community through your local settlement agency.
- Additional Information and Guidance: Adding extra insight, experience, and support to the host when they need their questions and needs addressed.
- And many more!
As a multicultural organization, we celebrate diversity and cultures! Hosts share their passion for cultural activities, as well as share and teach new skill sets to help their guests.
- Private bedroom/sleeping/personal space
- Furniture in the bedroom: sleeping furniture, wardrobe
- Access to bathroom
- Access to laundry
- Access to kitchen
- Access to backyard/deck
- *Spare key (at you discretion)
- *Contacts of settlement worker
- *Contacts of local Ukrainian community member/volunteer (if applicable)
You can download the host checklist of the checklist
Thank you for your interest in providing housing to support Ukrainians coming to New Brunswick to flee from the war. The purpose of this form is to collect the information needed to connect you with NBMC member Immigrant Service Agencies (ISAs) that are supporting Ukrainians with their pre-arrival, arrival, settlement, integration and community connection process as they arrive to New Brunswick.
NBMC is only collecting information, and by submitting this form, you agree to NBMC releasing all information to the appropriate Settlement Agency in your Region. A settlement organization will use the information for matching purposes. Once a housing match is arranged, they will be in touch with you directly to arrange all details.
Please follow these steps to successfully submit your accommodation offer.
Step 1: Complete the registration form below
Please proceed with filling the form below. If you require any assistance with filling this form, please contact Vova Ievets, firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Complete a Criminal Record Check
All volunteers and housing providers are subject to a vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check (CRC) specifically for engaging with seniors, children and vulnerable adults. You can obtain your CRC by completing an application through your local Police Department. This must be done for all individuals in the house over 18.
A fee for the CRC is waived for host volunteers, your local settlement agency will reach out to you to provide all the details regarding the application.
NBMC is not vetting nor reviewing the housing being offered and we do not guarantee a match will happen nor can we guarantee any time frame on the match within the available dates specified in this form. In case of any issues with the housing or the arrangement, please contact the settlement agency that initially reached out to you.
Click here to access the registration form.