National Volunteer Week

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  Thank You to Our Volunteers! #NVW2017   April 24, 2017.  As Canada celebrates National Volunteer Week, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses heartfelt gratitude to our thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to coast of our great country. Together, We Keep our Community Strong!   Since Ukrainians began immigrating to Canada over 125 [&hellip


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UCC Summer Student position (Winnipeg)

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UCC Summer Student Position: Research and Resource Management Assistant (Winnipeg) Full time hours ($12 hr for 9 weeks) starting as soon as possible The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated summer student with a broad set of skills to support the ongoing work of Canada’s national voice of the organized Ukrainian [&hellip


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Canada’s Senate adopts Magnitsky Law

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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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100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

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100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge Hill 70 Memorial Unveiled April 9, 2017.  OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian community joins all Canadians in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. “Several thousand Ukrainian Canadians fought in World War I with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Many were recently arrived immigrants to Canada [&hellip


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UCC announces Canada 150 Community Animators

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The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is excited to announce the selection of five Community Animators as part of the UCC’s Canada 150 project “Youth Engaging Youth”. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress will work with our member organizations and community across the country to organize youth-led and driven Canada 150 celebratory events. Community animators will organize [&hellip


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UCC meets with Ukraine’s Defence Minister

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  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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UCC President meets with Prime Minister Trudeau

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April 5, 2017. OTTAWA. Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) National President Paul Grod met with the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau in Canada’s Parliament today. Prime Minister Trudeau and Grod discussed the recent extension of Operation UNIFIER, Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine; this week’s signing of the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement; [&hellip


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#mypysanka contest

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Join us this year as we commemorate Easter and our Ukrainian traditions with the UCC #myPysanka Contest! Download the pysanka colouring page Fill in the spaces with your choice of colour(s) Share on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) with the hashtag #myPysanka and you might be featured!   Easter Message from the UCC   The #mypysanka contest is an Easter [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Signature of Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement

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UCC Welcomes Signature of Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement Canada commits $3.85 million for demining efforts in Ukraine April 3, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s signature of the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement. The Arrangement was signed by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, and General Stepan Poltorak, Ukraine’s [&hellip


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Joint Statement on Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month

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CIJA, ANCC, UCC and the Humura Association Issue Joint Statement on Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month April 3, 2017 –  Ottawa – On April 24, 2015, the House of Commons unanimously passed a historic motion (M-587) designating the month of April as Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month. With support from all major parties represented [&hellip


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UCC British Columbia Update

UCC British Columbia Update British Columbia report by UCC CEO Ihor Michalchyshyn I’m pleased to report on my recent working visit to Canada’s west coast, where I travelled along with His Excellency Andriy Shevchenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada. In Victoria, the Ambassador and I met with several senior government leaders including Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of [&hellip


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UCC announces hiring of Janine Kuzma as National Fund Development Manager

March 29, 2017, Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Janine (Asya) Kuzma as the new National Fund Development Manager. “I am very pleased to welcome Janine to the UCC team.” stated Paul Grod, National President of the UCC. “It is important for us to strengthen our capacity [&hellip


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