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April UCC Parliamentary Internship Update

April UCC Parliamentary Internship report, Halyna Palichyuk It’s been an incredible 8 months as UCC’s Parliamentary Intern working with Chrystia Freeland in her Parliament Hill office. I wanted to share some of my experiences and give you a sense of my work here in Ottawa. Working on Parliament Hill means being constantly up-to-date about the [&hellip


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2018 Student Summer Jobs

UCC Student Summer Jobs (Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto)  Deadline to apply: Friday, May 11, 2018   UCC Summer Student Positions The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is seeking dynamic and highly motivated summer students with broad sets of skills to support the ongoing work of Canada’s national voice of the organized Ukrainian Canadian community in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto. [&hellip


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April is Genocide Remembrance Month

CIJA, ANCC, UCC and the Humura Association Join Efforts in Marking Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month   Ottawa – This year, on the occasion of Genocide Awareness, Condemnation and Prevention Month, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, the Armenian National Committee of Canada, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Rwandan Humura Association are [&hellip


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March 2018 UCC Parliamentary Internship Report

March 2018 UCC Parliamentary Internship Report By Halyna Paliychuk  Almost seven months of my internship in the Parliament have already passed, and it seems to be a busy time of the year, when the Parliament is wrapping up before the summer break. In December I had a chance to attend a massive Christmas party with [&hellip


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Joint letter to Minister Freeland

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress was pleased to co-sign a letter to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland in response to reports that various parliamentarians are encouraging the Government of Canada to add the “Magnitsky Law” to the agenda of the upcoming G7 summit in Quebec, to encourage our allies who have not [&hellip


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Canada’s International Assistance to Ukraine

December has been a busy month for the UCC’s Ottawa office, as we work to inform Canada’s Members of Parliament on the importance of renewing Canada’s commitment to international assistance to Ukraine.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is calling on the Government of Canada to commit to maintaining funding for international development assistance to Ukraine at the current level of $50 million [&hellip


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Paul Grod’s testimony to National Defence Committee, Oct 23, 2017

Paul Grod’s testimony to National Defence Committee, Oct 23, 2017 http://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/NDDN/meeting-63/evidence


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October 2017 UCC Parliamentary Internship Report

October 2017 UCC Parliamentary Internship Report By Halyna Paliychuk   It’s hard to believe that its already been more than a month of working as an intern in the Parliament Hill office of Minister Chrystia Freeland, Member of Parliament for University – Rosedale.  I feel privileged to see up-close some historic Canadian events with my own eyes.  Recently I witnessed the installation ceremony for Canada’s new Governor General, the [&hellip


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Magnitsky Act now the Law of the Land!

Magnitsky Act now the Law of the Land!  October 19, 2017. OTTAWA. On October 18, S-226, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) received Royal Assent. The Sergei Magnitsky Law, sponsored by Senator Raynell Andreychuk, provides “for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross [&hellip


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