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The Ontario Humanist Society Condemns Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

OHS calls for Russia to cease its illegal and unprovoked actions, and to cease all challenges to Ukraine’s independence. Russia must terminate its violation of international law and of the UN Charter, and withdraw from Ukraine immediately. There is no justification for this aggression and the cost will be borne by innocent Ukrainians. As Humanists we can NOT turn away from this humanitarian crisis. We encourage OHS members to stand behind the Ukrainian people through the many opportunities available to us, some suggestions are listed below. Our Ethical Actions Committee will further examine steps we can take to continue to show our support for Ukraine. If you would like to donate to support Ukraine, here are some charities that you might wish to consider: Canada/Ukraine Foundation Ukrainian Red Cross Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal The Canadian Government will match all donations by Canadians dollar-for-dollar, to a maximum of $10 million. United Nations High Commission on Refugees Canada If you would like to provide input into Canada's response to the situation in Ukraine: Write to our Prime Minister https://pm.gc.ca/en/connect/contact Or seek out an on-line petition that supports your point of view. Thank you for joining the OHS board in condemning this travesty that is unfolding before us. Sincerely,

Kerry J. Bowser President, OHS

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