Supporting Ukraine

St. Albert stands with Ukraine and supports the Ukrainian-Canadian community in its time of need. If you are interested in supporting the Ukrainian community or need information to provide to Ukrainians coming into St. Albert, please review the various resources on this page. We will be updating this page regularly as we learn about additional resources. 

Provincial and Regional Resources

Government of Alberta - Support for Ukrainians

Support for Ukrainians provides programs and supports available to help Ukrainians who are arriving in Alberta. 

Connect with Canadian-Ukrainian Agencies

211 Alberta

Resources Specific to Ukraine Crisis

Local Services in St. Albert for Newcomers and Refugees

St. Albert has a number of resources to assist newcomers and refugees as they settle into our community. Some of these resources include, but are not limited to: 

St. Albert Public Library

In partnership with Edmonton Immigrant Services Association, the St. Albert Public Library offers a Settlement Services Program. The library offers Settlement Practitioners, resources to learning English and much more. 

Settlement Practitioners can assist with:

Information and Orientation:

  • Life in Canada
  • Improving English/French
  • Employment/Job search
  • Education/Training
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Money and Finances
  • Health/Health Insurance
  • Community Connections

Referral Services: 

  • Community/Social Services
  • ESL/Language Classes
  • Recreation Services
  • Immigration Issues
  • Citizenship Classes
  • Government Programs
  • Interpretation/Translation
  • Legal Services

Please call the St. Albert Public Library to enquire: 780-459-1530.

St. Albert Further Education

Newcomer Connection Program

The Newcomer Connection Program through St. Albert Further Education offers newcomers a sense of community and connection. The program assists with community navigation, volunteer interpreter support, referrals to health, education and support services, as well as cultural sharing groups. For further information please contact: 780-460-2236 or helpers@stalbertfurthered.com 
 

STAR Literacy

STAR Literacy is a non-profit adult literacy program that offers free tutoring to assist adults in improving their reading, writing, numeracy and/or English language skills. They also offer a free Conversation Circle to practice English. Contact STAR Literacy at 780-459-5864

English Language Courses

All English Language Learners are welcome including temporary residents, temporary foreign workers, and visitors to Canada. Learn more about classes on the English Course web page or call 780-460-2207.

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)

Community Support Workers 

Community Support Workers can assist and provide support to residents, including refugees, to navigate resources and social support services, such as mental health, newcomer services, employment services, transportation, support groups, financial supports, and form completion. This is a free, confidential service for all ages. One Community Support Worker works specifically with youth aged 15-24. 

To connect with a Community Support Worker, please call: 780-459-1756.

City of St. Albert Subsidy Programs 

Transit and recreation subsidies are available to low-income individuals and families. 

Please contact the City Subsidy Coordinator to determine eligibility and apply at: 780-459-1755ext. 3077 or dblanchard@stalbert.ca 

St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village

The St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village provides a range of services including providing food hampers, housing support, and social workers. Please call 780-459-5864

School Information

Further Supports & Information

For further information regarding supports for newcomers, please refer to the Welcome to St. Albert For Newcomers to Canada brochure. 

Last edited: April 21, 2022