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Meridian responds to Ukraine crisis with $50K donation to fundraising appeal for humanitarian relief


Toronto, ON –  Meridian is responding to the rapidly escalating crisis in Ukraine with a donation of $50,000 to help affected people who will need humanitarian assistance and relief. 

The funds are being directed to the CUF-UCC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, a registered, non-profit charitable organization, launched by the Canada-Ukraine Foundation and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. Donations will be used to assist displaced persons and provide medical care, emergency shelter, and food security. 

“We are demonstrating our support and solidarity for the family and loved ones of Ukrainian-Canadians who are being impacted by rapidly unfolding events happening,” says Jay-Ann Gilfoy, President & CEO of Meridian. “There are more than  1.3 million Ukranian-Canadian residents across Canada. They are our neighbours, our colleagues, friends and extended family and community members and we want to help.”

The CUF-UCC Ukraine Humanitarian Foundation was identified to receive support after consulting with Ukrainian credit unions.

Update: March 10, 2022

Effective immediately, we will temporarily waive all fees associated with wire transfers to Ukraine. Any Members who sent a wire transfer after February 24, 2022, will be reimbursed.

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