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First Track pioneers Operation Welcome Home to support Ukrainian refugee families in Vancouver

“We, at First Track are proud to aid the pilot project, Operation Welcome Home, in support of Ukrainian refugee families. We’ve transformed two single-family dwellings on our future development site into fully-furnished homes for displaced families in need. Through a combined effort with municipal staff, a settlement services operator, and advisors, we were able to provide living amenities, job opportunities, English language learning, and other support that’s needed to live here in Metro Vancouver.”


Giving Back

This is all made possible through our partnership with CUAET, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Maple Hope and the Rennie Foundation.

Homes pending demolition haven’t historically been represented within our supply of available housing. While these properties come with their own challenges, they also pose an opportunity for us to inspect, repair, and outfit for those in need. Due to the urgency and volume of Ukrainian refugees arriving in BC, we’re encouraging other developers with properties awaiting demolition to take part.

We believe we all have a responsibility to our communities and to help those in need. At First Track, we are committed to engaging more parties to lend a hand. For questions or additional information, please contact Sasha Faris at


Learn how you can create positive change by becoming a member, donating, joining our team, volunteering, or partnering at

Donate: There is also an option to donate, where the funds raised benefits various community programs and services that are unfunded or not fully funded by the government.

Volunteer: in response to the growing and evolving needs of our communities, lending a hand take can take various forms such as events, help lines, mentoring, transportation, and many more.

Become a Member: Through our partners at S.U.C.C.E.S.S, proposals from organizations, businesses, and community groups alike are welcomed.

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The developer reserves the right to make changes and modifications to the information contained herein. Maps, views, photography, and renderings are representational only and are not necessarily accurate, and final design, construction, and features may differ. Floor plans, layouts, finishes, prices, and availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact a developer representative for details. E. & O.E.

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