Prime Minister Trudeau Concludes Historic Visit to Ukraine – Announces Additional Canadian Support for Ukraine

July 13, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) congratulates the Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, on his historic visit to Ukraine, which took place July 10-12, and welcomes the announcement of additional Canadian support for Ukraine. Prime Minister Trudeau and President Poroshenko at Official Welcoming Ceremony, Kyiv Prime Minister Trudeau [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Signature of Historic Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

July 11, 2016. KYIV. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s signature of the historic Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA), which launches a new chapter in relations between Canada and Ukraine. The CUFTA was signed during the official visit to Ukraine of Canada’s Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, taking place July 11-12. “The [&hellip


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Happy Canada Day from the UCC!

A Mari Usque Ad Mare July 1, 2016. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress wishes all Canadians a Happy Canada Day! A day to celebrate our great country, Canada Day reminds us all how fortunate we are to call Canada our home. United by our common values of freedom, tolerance and diversity, today we reflect on our [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Community Celebrates Canadian Multiculturalism Day

June 27, 2016 – OTTAWA. “I am pleased to bring greetings to all Canadians on this Multiculturalism Day,” stated Paul Grod, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC).  “Multiculturalism has become one of the most fundamental values that defines Canada as a nation, and the Ukrainian Canadian community feels very proud to have been [&hellip


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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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