Greetings on the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine August 24, 1991-August 24, 2016

Dear Friends! The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, its member organizations, provincial councils and local branches extend warm greetings to the Ukrainian Canadian community and all those celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence! 25 years ago, the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for independence, self-determination and freedom were realized and the hopes of so many generations [&hellip


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UCC SUPPORTS BLACK RIBBON DAY COMMEMORATIONS

 August 23, 2016 – Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) encourages all Canadians to take part in Black Ribbon Day Commemoration events being held across the country. These events are organized by the Central and Eastern European Council (CEEC), which represents the interests of 4 million Canadians of Central and Eastern European heritage. In [&hellip


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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Black Ribbon Day

Ottawa, Ontario 23 August 2016 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Black Ribbon Day, the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe: “Today, we honour the victims and survivors of Communism and Nazism in Europe, and all those around the world who continue to [&hellip


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Russia’s Military Escalation – A Threat to Ukraine and Global Security

August 11, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns the Russian Federation’s military escalation, its aggressive, provocative statements, and continued refusal to honour a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. Large movements of Russian troops, tanks, artillery and other materiel into the occupied territories of Crimea and the Donbas over the last week have been [&hellip


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Alberta Declares 2016-17 Alberta’s Year of the Ukrainian Canadian

August 8, 2016. EDMONTON. On Sunday, August 7, the Honourable Deron Bilous, Alberta’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade, declared “Alberta’s Year of the Ukrainian Canadian.” Minister Bilous made the announcement speaking at the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada during Ukrainian Day at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. Alberta’s Year [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes New CEO

Board of Directors appoints Ihor Hnatiw Michalchyshyn to lead Ukrainian Canadian Congress July 27,2016, Ottawa – Ukrainian Canadian Congress President Paul Grod is pleased to announce the appointment of Ihor Hnatiw Michalchyshyn as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. In his new role which begins September 6, Mr. Michalchyshyn will [&hellip


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UCC Expresses Condolences on Passing of Professor Orest Subtelny

July 26, 2016. TORONTO. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses its deep sorrow on the passing of Professor Orest Subtelny, a prominent Ukrainian Canadian academic and community leader. Professor Subtelny passed away on July 24 2016 in Toronto. He was 75. Professor Subtelny authored six books, including the seminal Ukraine: A History, published in 1988, [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Community Celebrates 125th Anniversary of Immigration to Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax – Ukrainian Canadian Community unveils plaque honouring five waves of Ukrainian immigration to Canada

    July 25. HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), in cooperation with the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the KULE Folklore Centre and the UCC Halifax-Dartmouth Branch celebrated the 125th Anniversary of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax on July 21. The celebrations featured the launch of the exhibit “Journey to Canada: Ukrainian Immigration Experiences [&hellip


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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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