UCC Launches Parliamentary Internship Program

UCC Launches Parliamentary Internship Program  for Canadian Youth         June 15, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) today announced the renewal of the UCC Parliamentary Internship Program aimed at providing Ukrainian Canadian youth with meaningful political experience. UCC is pleased that the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada (UNF) is a founding [&hellip


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Condolences to the family of Mr. Ivan Putko

It is with great sadness that UCC expresses condolences to the family of Mr. Ivan Putko, beloved husband of the late Irena Baran, and dear father of Marika, Irena and Dania. He will be greatly missed by his grand children, Roman, and Andrij (Debbie) and his great grand children Ivanka and Klara. Below are condolences [&hellip


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Invictus Games Ticket Launch Event – Support Ukrainian Team!

  За 100 днів розпочнуться #InvictusGames у Торонто. Не пропустіть нагоди підтримати українську збірну у Канаді! #IAM #IG2017 Where: Downtown Toronto’s Commerce Court, in the heart of the financial district. When: Thursday, June 15, 12:15 p.m. What: On the 100-day countdown to the 2017 Invictus Games, join us in the heart of the city to [&hellip


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CUFTA Granted Royal Assent

CUFTA Granted Royal Assent June 2, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the granting of Royal Assent to the act implementing the Canada Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, signed the CUFTA Implementation Act (C-31) on June 1. “This historic agreement is a win-win for [&hellip


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UCC Mourns the Passing of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar

UCC Mourns the Passing of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar June 1, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian community joins Ukrainians around the world in mourning the passing of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar, former Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Cardinal Lubomyr Husar passed away on May 31. He was 85. “We express our deep sorrow [&hellip


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UCC Meets with Minister Bibeau

UCC meets with Minister Bibeau on Canada’s international assistance for Ukraine  May 18 2017 – A UCC delegation led by National President Paul Grod met with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, in Ottawa on May 18.  The UCC briefed Minister Bibeau about the community’s projects in support of [&hellip


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Three Nations-One Freedom

Wally Bunka – a descendant of Ukrainian immigrants – is a WWII veteran of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles of Canadian Armed Forces who fought against the Nazis in France, Belgium and the Netherlands in 1944-1945. Together with thousands of other soldiers he landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944. He was wounded twice in battles [&hellip


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Remembering the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People

Remembering the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People May 18, 2017 – OTTAWA – Today the Ukrainian Canadian community stands in solidarity with the Crimean Tatar People who mark the anniversary of the mass deportation from their ancestral homeland by the totalitarian regime of Joseph Stalin. The entire Crimean Tatar People, the indigenous people of [&hellip


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#FreeSentsov – UCC Calls for Sanctions against Russian Human Rights Violators

#FreeSentsov UCC Calls for Sanctions against Russian Human Rights Violators  Three years ago, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was arrested by Russian “authorities” in Russian-occupied Crimea and imprisoned on false charges of “terrorism.” Sentsov was sentenced in a Russian show trial to 20 years in prison. There was no evidence of Sentsov having committed any crime [&hellip


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Victory in Europe Day

Victory in Europe Day Today marks the 72nd anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day). On May 8, 1945, Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Western Allies and the Soviet Union. World War II in Europe, which had begun in 1939 with the Nazi-Soviet invasion and dismemberment of Poland, was ended. After more than [&hellip


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Canada’s Senate adopts Magnitsky Law

Canada’s Senate adopts Magnitsky Law UCC Calls for Swift Adoption in House of Commons  April 13, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the adoption by Canada’s Senate of the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), introduced by Senator Raynell Andreychuk. The legislation was adopted by the Senate on [&hellip


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UCC meets with Ukraine’s Defence Minister

  A UCC delegation led by National President Paul Grod met with Ukraine’s Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak in Ottawa yesterday. The UCC briefed Minister Poltorak about the community’s projects in support of Ukraine’s armed forces and military veterans. Minister Poltorak thanked the Ukrainian community in Canada for its ongoing assistance to the Ukrainian army. Grod [&hellip


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