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UCC 75 Years Strong – President/Ambassador Tour visits Alberta

27 April, 2016. Edmonton/Calgary/Red Deer, Alberta. To mark the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), as part of the Cross-Canada Tour undertaken by UCC President Paul Grod, and Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko, UCC and UCC Alberta Provincial Council together held celebrations in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer, Alberta on April 15-18 [&hellip


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Senator Andreychuk Commemorates the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Rising in the Senate on April 20, 2016, Senator Andreychuk commemorated the thirtieth anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. “Today, we commemorate those who lost their lives, and those who continue to suffer in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster,” said Senator Andreychuk. On April 26, 1986, a nuclear reactor exploded at the Chernobyl power [&hellip


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Minister Dion announces further support to help address aftermath of 1986 Chornobyl nuclear accident

April 25, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will continue to support international efforts dealing with the containment and safe storage of radioactive materials resulting from the 1986 accident at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, in Ukraine, with a contribution of [&hellip


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Europe expected to lift visa requirements for Ukraine – UCC calls on Canada follow suit

April 21, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes yesterday’s proposal by the European Commission to lift visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens travelling to the European Union. The UCC calls on Canada to follow suit by establishing criteria and a timetable for the lifting of visa requirements for Ukrainians travelling to Canada. Once the [&hellip


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Canadian Member of Parliament Shows Support for Savchenko

For Immediate Release   20 April 2016   Canadian Member of Parliament Shows Support for Savchenko   Ottawa – On Tuesday, April 19, Etobicoke Centre MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj delivered a statement on the floor of Canada’s House of Commons calling on the Russian government to release and return kidnapped air force pilot Nadia Savchenko to [&hellip


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Thank You to Our Volunteers! Together We Keep Our Community Strong

11 April 2016. OTTAWA – 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! This year, the theme of National Volunteer Week is Volunteers are the roots of strong [&hellip


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Minister Dion calls for immediate release of Nadiya Savchenko

March 8, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “I am gravely concerned about the health of Nadiya Savchenko, Ukrainian pilot, member of Ukraine’s parliament and Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, who has been unlawfully detained [&hellip


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Stand Up for Nadiya Savchenko! March 9 – #FreeSavchenko Global Day of Support

March 8, 2016. OTTAWA – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement on the eve of Freedom for Nadiya Savchenko Global Day of Support, which is being marked on March 9: “On March 9, Russia’s illegal trial of Ukrainian Member of Parliament and delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of Europe (PACE) Lt. Nadiya [&hellip


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Camp Sokil is Hiring for 2016!

Camp Sokil is Hiring for 2016! Camp Sokil is hiring! Are you ready for a fun and challenging summer helping to create memories that will last a lifetime? We have recently launched a revamped summer program offering up to 6 weeks of employment throughout the summer. We’re currently looking for Life Guards, Councillors and a [&hellip


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UCC Statement – Two Years of Russia’s War Against Ukraine

February 26, 2016 – OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement on the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Two years ago, the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine. Violating international law and several international treaties, Russian forces moved on sovereign Ukrainian territory in the Crimea. Crimea remains occupied by Russian forces to [&hellip


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