Millions of people have fled Ukraine in one of the fastest-growing displaced citizen crises since the Second World War. 

In September, Alberta schools found that more than 2,200 registered students were Ukrainian refugees. That has prompted the government to contribute $12.3 million towards language, social, and educational support for those new students.

“Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Albertans have stepped up to support Albertans of Ukrainian descent and Ukrainian evacuees," said Danielle Smith, premier of Alberta. "This new funding will help each new student from Ukraine receive the supports they need to be successful in their studies.”

The funding will be provided for schools in this month. Additional funding is coming in March 2023 for Ukrainian students who arrive midway through the school year.

"As we witness in horror Russia's war on Ukraine, Alberta's government is taking action," Smith said.