25th Anniversary of Canada’s Recognition of Ukraine’s Independence

25th Anniversary of Canada’s Recognition of Ukraine’s Independence December 2, 2016.  Ottawa.  Today marks the 25th anniversary of Canada’s recognition of Ukraine’s Independence. On December 1, 1991, the people of Ukraine were asked – “Do you support the Act of Declaration of the Independence of Ukraine?” as was adopted by Ukraine’s Parliament on August 24, [&hellip


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Holodomor Commemorated on Parliament Hill

Holodomor Commemorated on Parliament Hill Holodomor National Awareness Tour Visits Hill 30 November, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, held a solemn commemoration in Canada’s Parliament to mark the 83rd anniversary of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide in Ukraine. In 1932-33 the [&hellip


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UCC Applauds Additional Canadian Sanctions for Russia’s Illegal Occupation of Crimea

  29 November, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) applauds yesterday’s announcement by Canada’s Department of Global Affairs that 15 individuals, including six members of the Russian State Duma, have been subjected to asset freezes and dealings prohibitions for their role in Russia’s continuing illegal occupation of Crimea. The Department of Global Affairs stated, [&hellip


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UCC Supports Canadian Bill Establishing Crimean Tatar Deportation Memorial Day

  28 November 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) fully supports Bill C-306, An Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide. Bill C-306 was introduced in the House of Commons by Kerry Diotte (MP-Edmonton Griesbach) on [&hellip


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Canada Commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day

November 25, 2016. OTTAWA. On November 26, Canada commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day. In 1932-33 the totalitarian regime of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sentenced the Ukrainian nation to death by starvation. Millions of children, women and men were condemned to death because of the Ukrainian peoples’ aspiration for independence, their desire to speak their language and [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress Launches Holodomor Awareness Week

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Launches National Holodomor Awareness Week “We were guilty, we just didn’t know of what, of what sins. Simply because we were called Ukrainians.” Halyna Huba Holodomor survivor, Poltava oblast 22 November 2016 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has launched National Holodomor Awareness Week from 21-27 November 2016. In 1932-33, in an [&hellip


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Ukrainians Mark Third Anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity

  November 21, 2016. OTTAWA. Three years ago today, the people of Ukraine took to the streets to protest the decision of their government not to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. On the night of November 29-30, 2013, Berkut security forces attacked and savagely beat the young protestors gathered at Kyiv’s Independence Square. The citizens [&hellip


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UCC Invictus Games Organizing Committee launches Call for Volunteers

UCC Invictus Games Organizing Committee launches Call for Volunteers The first meeting of the UCC Invictus Games Organizing Committee (IGOC) took place in Toronto on November 10 with a call for volunteers to join the community efforts to support Team Ukraine’s participation in the Invictus Games, which will be held in Toronto, September 24-30, 2017. [&hellip


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UCC Expresses Condolences for Loss of Orysia Paszczak Tracz

Конґрес Українців Канади висловлює співчуття з приводу смерті Орисі Пащак Трач   12-го листопада 2016. Вінніпеґ. Конґрес Українців Канади глибоко сумує з приводу смерті Орисі Пащак Трач, громадського провідника, письменниці, лектора і  казкаря. Пані Пащак Трач упокоїлася раптово у Вінніпеґу 10 листопада. “Ми втратили направду виняткового та надихаючого провідника громади. Неперевершена любов і відданість до [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Community Commemorates Remembrance Day

November 11, 2016. Each year on this day, Canadians from coast to coast gather together to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served and today serve Canada in our nation’s Armed Forces. With solemn gratitude, we remember those who fell in defence of our rights and our liberty. On Remembrance Day, [&hellip


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Unanimous consent for Alberta’s Ukrainian-Canadian Heritage Day

News Release – Alberta Government Nov 02, 2016 The fifth bill in Alberta’s history to pass with unanimous consent in a single day, Alberta’s Ukrainian-Canadian Heritage Day Act, recognizes the enduring contributions of Albertans of Ukrainian heritage to the province. The Act states that, starting in 2017, Sept. 7 of each year shall be known [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Introduction of Legislation to Implement CUFTA

November 3, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the introduction in Canada’s House of Commons of legislation to implement the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) and congratulates all those whose hard work made this historic agreement possible. The legislation to implement CUFTA was introduced in the House of Commons by the Honourable Chrystia [&hellip


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