OUR COMMITTMENT TO HELP WHEN CALLED
The world watched in disbelief as Russia invaded Ukraine. Since that day, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees declared a Level 3 emergency – their highest – and millions of Ukrainians continue to flee to other countries.
Canada has the third largest Ukrainian population in the world, behind only Ukraine and Russia, with approximately 1.4 million Canadian citizens of Ukrainian descent–including many of our employees and their families. We stand by our communities when they are most in need, and continued to do so after Russia invaded by donating $100,000 to The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) of Saskatchewan and $50,000 to The International Rescue Committee. These organizations are helping Ukrainian refugees resettle in Canada, the U.S. and other places around the world. On July 5, 2022 the first flight from Warsaw, Poland carrying 230 Ukrainian citizens, landed at the Regina International Airport in Saskatchewan, Canada. The financial support Mosaic provided to the UCC of Saskatchewan will support the resettlement of families like these, who have been forced to leave.
Our employees were also ready to help. Through the Mosaic Employee Giving Program, The Mosaic Company Foundation matches qualifying donations, including service grants for volunteer hours. Employees have contributed nearly $25,000 to six organizations – together with the match, this totaled more than $50,000. One employee even used their time off to volunteer in person by traveling to help Ukrainian refugees in Europe. They submitted this volunteer activity as part of Mosaic’s Employee Program and qualified for the volunteer service grants – a total of $2,000 to support a non-profit organization of their choice.
As the conflict in Eastern Europe continues, Mosaic and our dedicated teams around the globe remain committed to supporting our communities. Thank you to all of our employees who donated!