The Ukrainian Canadian Community is grateful to the Government of Canada, the Ministry of Multiculturalism, and Minister Jason Kenney, for supporting the “Holodomor National Awareness Tour”. The three year grant, valued at $1.5M, will support the education of tens of thousands of students, community leaders and the public at large on the historical events of the horrific Holodomor Genocide in Ukraine, 1932-33.
The “Holodomor National Awareness Tour”, is a joint project between four organizations: the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF, the lead on the project), the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre (UCRDC) and the Holodomor Research and Educational Consortium (HREC).
“This project will build bridges among communities to promote intercultural understanding, tolerance, awareness and a deeper respect for the democratic values that we Canadians hold so dear,” said Bob Onyschuk, Q.C., Past Chair of CUF, and Project Lead.
Holodomor Film Good for Schools
(From left) Lydia Falconer, Luba Goy, Ariadna Ochrymovych, Tamara Mischena Photo by Peter Warth
Oksana Zakydalska, Toronto
“If we want schools to teach about the Holodomor, we need to provide teachers with appropriate materials”, says Valentyna Kuryliw, Chair of the National Holodomor Education Committee of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC). With the cooperation of
Commemoration of Holodomor Memorial Week at the Ontario Legislature
On November 17, 2014, Mr. Yvan Baker, MPP for Etobicoke-Center, invited the Ukrainian Canadian Congress’ National Holodomor Education Committee to join him as special guests in the Ontario Legislature for the start of Holodomor Education Week. During the parliamentary session Mr. Baker commemorated the 81st anniversary of
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Let Us Remember
National Holodomor Memorial Day
Saturday, November 22
Canadians mark the 81st anniversary of the Ukrainian Genocide
“The Ukrainian Famine was the crime of the century that nobody’s ever heard of.”
- Historian James Mace
Canadians continue to mark the 81st anniversary of the Holodomor, Famine Genocide of 1932-33, with commemorative events scheduled across the country.
Saturday, November 22 marks
81st Holodomor Anniversary Commemorated in Parliament
Rev. Michael Winn (L) and Rev. Fr. Ihor Okhrimtchouk lead those assembled in prayer
November 19, 2014 – Ottawa, Canada
On Wednesday November 19th, in participation of National Holodomor Awareness Week, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) in cooperation with the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group (CUPFG) and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada
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.”
Holodomor survivor, Poltava oblast
18 November 2014 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has launched National Holodomor Awareness Week from 17-23 November 2014.
Eighty one years ago, in an attempt to silence the Ukrainian nation
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National Holodomor Memorial Day
November 22, 2014
Pause for a moment of silence at 19:32 local time.
Light a candle of remembrance in your home.
Participate in local commemorative events and memorial services
Let us pay tribute to the memory of the millions of innocent victims
by sharing the story.