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Ukrainian Canadian Congress Welcomes Additional Support for Ukraine

May 4, 2015 – OTTAWA – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the recent announcement of significant new support provided to Ukraine by the Government of Canada.  On April 28, the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, announced in Kyiv the “Partnership for Local Economic Development and Governance Project,” valued at up to $19.7 [&hellip


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Canadian House of Commons Holds Debate on Situation in Ukraine

OTTAWA – APRIL 30, 2015.  Canada’s House of Commons held a 4 hour “take-note” debate on the situation in Ukraine last night in which over 30 members of Parliament participated, including 4 members of the federal cabinet (the Hon. Rob Nicholson, M.P., P.C., Minister of Foreign Affairs; the Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence; [&hellip


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Spirit Lake Internment Centre Receives Second Award

UCC Montreal. Spirit Lake Internment Interpretative Centre received its second award from the Quebec organization “Neighbours” in recognition for its contribution toward community enrichment, and its active participation in furthering awareness of Quebec’s diverse heritage. “Neighbours” serves the English-speaking community in Quebec and is a partner with Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and Canadian Heritage. [&hellip


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VIRA SAVCHENKO VISITS CANADA TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ILLEGAL IMPRISONMENT OF HER SISTER BY RUSSIA

29 April, 2015 – Toronto/Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomed Vira Savchenko, sister of illegally imprisoned Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko, to Canada.  Vira Savchenko was in Canada to raise awareness of the illegal arrest and imprisonment of her sister Nadiya by Russian authorities. While in Canada, she participated in the International Roundtable discussion [&hellip


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Chronology of Events and Global Campaign in support of Nadiya Savchenko

In June 2014, Lt. Savchenko was captured by armed terrorists backed by the Russian Federation in Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine. She was then violently and forcibly removed from the territory of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. On 9 July 2014, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation announced that charges have been laid against Savchenko for [&hellip


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UCC Announces 2015 Summer Student Positions

UCC Announces 2015 Summer Student Positions Now Accepting Resumes!   Ottawa – April 24 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce three Canada Summer Job positions available to students to work with the UCC this spring and summer.  Please find more information about the positions offered below. Students applying for the positions, must [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress Commemorates Chornobyl Disaster

April 26 2015, Ottawa.  Today the world commemorates the anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine. On April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chornobyl power plant near Prypiat exploded and melted down. The disaster affected the lives of thousands of people in Ukraine and Belarus. The terrible impact of the Chornobyl disaster is [&hellip


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Canadian Mobile Application Launched to Support Mental Health Services in Ukraine

Canadian Mobile Application Launched to Support Mental Health Services in Ukraine  Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 – The Canada Ukraine Foundation announced the launch of their mobile application to provide mental health resources for soldiers, veterans, their families and the Ukrainian people at large who are exposed to mental health trauma associated with the military conflict. [&hellip


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Op-Ed by President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Paul Grod

In Support of the TSO The Toronto Symphony Orchestra was justified – if not morally obliged – in cancelling Ms. Valentina Lisitsa’s performances this week in Toronto. Weaved throughout Ms. Lisitsa’s Twitter feed are numerous examples of her deeply offensive comments aimed primarily against Ukrainians but also targeting Jews, Poles, visible minorities, and persons with [&hellip


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UCC CONGRATULATES RUSLANA WRZESNEWSKYJ ON RECEIVING CARING CANADIAN AWARD FROM GOVERNOR GENERAL

  OTTAWA – APRIL 14, 2015.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) congratulates Ms. Ruslana Wrzesnewskyj on being awarded the “Caring Canadian Award” by Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, at a ceremony at Rideau Hall today. “On behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian community, I am pleased to congratulate Ruslana Wrzesnewskyj [&hellip


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