About | Про нас

Our Mission | Наше завдання

Project Sunflower Aid Society is an incorporated non-profit organization based in southern Alberta that has emerged in response to the crisis facing Ukraine and its people. We support Ukrainians by helping them come to Canada and providing them with the supports they need once they arrive.

We work closely with them by helping them obtain visas, secure safe passage, and obtain work permits once they have arrived in Canada. We are reaching out to people in Canada who can offer displaced Ukrainians a place to stay, jobs, and other community supports to help make the stay as welcoming as possible.

​Проект Соняшник — це низова організація, що базується в Південній Альберті, яка виникла у відповідь на кризу, з якою зіткнулася Україна та її народ. Ми підтримуємо українців, допомагаючи їм приїхати до Канади та надаючи їм необхідну підтримку після прибуття.

Ми тісно співпрацюємо з ними, допомагаючи їм отримати візи, забезпечити безпечний проїзд та отримати дозволи на роботу після того, як вони прибули до Канади. Ми звертаємося до людей у Канаді, які можуть запропонувати переміщеним українцям місце проживання, роботу та іншу підтримку громади, щоб допомогти зробити перебування максимально комфортним.

Our Board of Directors

CHAIR
Mykhailo Pereverza | Михайло Переверза

Mykhailo Pereverza arrived in Canada as an exchange student from Ukraine in 2012. After graduating from the National Agricultural University in Kyiv, Misha came to Canada as a first generation immigrant. He navigated the full process, becoming a Canadian Citizen in 2018! His deeply personal ties to Ukraine have prompted action through Project Sunflower.

contact: misha@projectsunflower.ca


VICE-CHAIR
Anastasia Sereda | Анастасія Середа

Anastasia Sereda is a Canadian of Ukrainian and Scottish descent. She studied Political Science and obtained her Masters Degree in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge. Anastasia has spent time in Ukraine with family and dancing in workshops with Virsky Studios. She is a Coordinator at the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association and a Head Instructor with the Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Club.

contact: anastasia@projectsunflower.ca

SECRETARY
Marc Woons |
Марк Вунс

Marc Woons is a settler Canadian of Dutch and German descent whose parents immigrated to Canada in 1969. Born and raised in Canada, he has spent much of his adult life in Europe, which included time spent on a PhD in Political Philosophy at the University of Leuven (Belgium). Marc is a highly qualified project manager with experience in various sectors. He now works in investment management, as well as with various Indigenous and non-profit organizations.

contact: marc@projectsunflower.ca

MEDIA LIAISON
Devon Hargreaves | Девон Харгрівз

Devon Hargreaves is a long-time advocate for the community of Lethbridge. Under his leadership, Lethbridge Pride Fest was awarded Downtown Event of the Year in 2017. Devon successfully lead the local, provincial, and federal initiatives to ban conversion therapy, securing these protections in December 2021. With experience as a candidate in provincial and federal elections, Devon currently serves as Southern Alberta Regional Chair for a federal political party.

contact: devon@projectsunflower.ca