UCC Applauds Successful Canada-Ukraine Business Forum, Welcomes Announcement of Prime Minister’s Trudeau Trip to Ukraine

June 24, 2016. TORONTO. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) applauds the successful Canada-Ukraine Business Forum, held in Toronto on June 20, and welcomes the announcement of the official visit to Ukraine by the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, which will take place on July 11-12. The Canada-Ukraine Business Forum, organized by [&hellip


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Prime Minister to attend NATO Summit in Poland and visit Ukraine

News release from the Prime Minister’s Office Toronto, Ontario – 20 June 2016 The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening Canada’s place in the world and will continue to pursue Canadian interests and values at every opportunity. Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that he will travel to Warsaw, Poland, to attend the [&hellip


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UCC 75th Anniversary Celebrations and Tour of Ambassador Shevchenko in Saskatchewan

June 15, 2016. REGINA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress’ (UCC) 75th anniversary celebrations continued with the official visit of Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada, His Excellency Andriy Shevchenko and UCC Interim Executive Director Olya Grod to the province of Saskatchewan on June 9-11. They met with government officials, academic, business and community leaders and Ukrainian students during [&hellip


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UCC Participates in Canada’s Defence Policy Review at Edmonton Roundtable

The Edmonton Roundtable hosted by Minister Hehr (Photo – Department of National Defence) June 10, 2016. EDMONTON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) participated in a roundtable with key stakeholders held June 4 in Edmonton, Alberta as part of public consultations taking place across Canada to inform Canada’s new defence policy. The roundtable was hosted by [&hellip


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Support the Ukrainian World Congress May Appeal!

May 27, 2016. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) calls on Canadians to support the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) May Appeal. “The Ukrainian World Congress has been instrumental in advocating for Ukraine and keeping Ukraine on the international agenda in Washington, Brussels and capitals around the world,” stated Paul Grod, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian [&hellip


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Nadiya Savchenko Released!

Lt. Savchenko receives the Gold Star of Hero of Ukraine from Ukraine’s President May 25, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the news that Ukrainian pilot and Member of Ukraine’s Parliament Nadiya Savchenko has been released from illegal imprisonment in the Russian Federation. Today, Lt. Savchenko arrived in Kyiv, Ukraine where she was [&hellip


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Remembering the Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People

May 18, 2016 – 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 Crimea, were exiled to the Soviet east in [&hellip


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125th Anniversary of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada

CANADA – HERE WE ARE! Canada has the third largest population of ethnic  Ukrainians behind Ukraine and Russia. Canadians born in Canada, of Ukrainian heritage, make up 3.7 % of our population. Where did they all come from originally? The first major immigration  of 170,000 rural farmers  came primarily from Galicia and Bukovina in western Ukraine. [&hellip


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UCC Applauds Proposed Law to Sanction Human Rights Abusers in Russia

May 13, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the introduction in the House of Commons and the Senate of the “Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law)” which would “provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human [&hellip


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Canada Ukraine Business Forum – June 20, Toronto

  11 May, 2016. The Canada Ukraine Business Forum will be held on June 20 in Toronto, at the Toronto Congress Centre. Global Affairs Canada and Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and the Conference Board of Canada, have the pleasure of inviting you to take [&hellip


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Please Support the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal

May 11, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is calling on all Canadians to support the Canadian Red Cross’ Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal. On May 3, massive wildfires triggered the largest fire-related evacuation in Alberta history with tens of thousands of people forced to leave their homes in more than 12 communities, including Fort [&hellip


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Thank You From the Canadian Red Cross

Dear Ukrainian Canadian Congress, I cannot thank you enough for your generous donation to the Alberta Fires Appeal. With your support, the Canadian Red Cross will be able to provide vital relief to those impacted by this worsening disaster. Thank you again for making it possible for us to help Canadians in their time of [&hellip


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