The Alberta government is expanding its support for Ukrainians coming to the province from the war-ravaged country.
Premier Jason Kenney says there's a special, deep connection between Alberta and Ukraine.
He says starting July 25, Ukrainian evacuees arriving in the province would be eligible for temporary financial assistance for basic living expenses _ such as food, clothing and rent _ for up to six months.
He says those arriving later this month would also be able to apply for child care support for the first six months.
Kenney says the expanded support is key for people, particularly women and children, whose lives have been thrown into chaos.
He says the program, which is expected to cost between $15 million and $38 million, is in addition to the province's support for settlement and language services, humanitarian aid and defensive equipment.
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