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UCC joins international call to release Ukrainian political prisoners illegally imprisoned by Russia

October 7, 2016   Ottawa ON The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) joins the appeal of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) to the international community to put pressure on Russia to release illegally imprisoned Ukrainian citizens, including journalists Roman Sushchenko and Mykola Semena. There are over 20 Ukrainian citizens currently illegally imprisoned by Russia including Oleg Sentsov, [&hellip

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Historic XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians kicks off

29 September 2016. REGINA, SK – The historic XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians is kicking off in Regina, SK. Over 250 delegates from across the country are arriving today in the Queen City. Tomorrow morning the Congress will officially open, and the Triennial Congress will begin its work. High-level delegations from both Canada and [&hellip

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UCC Welcomes High-Level Officials to the XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians

September 26, 2016. Ottawa, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is very pleased to welcome high-level official delegations from both Canada and Ukraine to the XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians, which will take place for the first time in Regina, Saskatchewan, on September 29-October 2, 2016. “We are very honoured that high-level delegations of [&hellip

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Ukraine Team to Participate in 2017 Invictus Games

September 26, 2016. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce that Ukraine will be sending a team of athletes to participate in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, September 24-30, 2017. The UCC is partnering with the Government of Ukraine through the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine, on Ukraine’s participation in [&hellip

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UCC Announces Shevchenko Medals, UCC Leadership & Youth Leadership Award of Excellence Recipients

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is pleased to announce the recipients for the Taras Shevchenko Medal, the highest form of recognition that can be granted by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Ukrainian Canadian Youth Leadership Awards of Excellence. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress announced today the awarding of thirteen Taras Shevchenko Medals, seventeen UCC Leadership Awards [&hellip

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UCC and SUSK Welcome Connor Moen as New National Coordinator

August 15, 2016, Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) are pleased to announce the appointment of Connor Moen as the new National Coordinator. Connor recently completed his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Saskatchewan and will join the UCC staff in Ottawa on September [&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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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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