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  • Call to Action: Stop Putin’s war against Ukraine!

    Stop Putin’s war against Ukraine!
    Dear community leaders, activists, and peace loving Canadians.
    Today the OSCE confirmed that Putin’s proxies and Russian troops fired multiple rockets intothe center of Ukraine’s city of Mariupol. This is the latest in a series of murderous attacks oncivilians by these terrorists. It is obvious that Putin is moving to take the


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    UCC APPALLED BY BRUTAL ATTACK ON CIVILIANS BY KREMLIN-BACKED TERRORISTS

    UCC APPALLED BY BRUTAL ATTACK ON CIVILIANS
    BY KREMLIN-BACKED TERRORISTS
    CALL TO ACTION!
    24 January, 2015 – Ottawa - The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is appalled by the brutal and unprovoked attack on civilians today in Mariupol, Donetsk oblast, by terrorists armed, trained and actively supported by Russia’s military. The Kremlin-backed terrorists indiscriminately shelled residential areas of the city, murdering


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    UCC Statement on Day of Unity of Ukraine

    UCC Statement on Day of Unity of Ukraine
    22 January 2015 – Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Day of Unity (День Соборності) of Ukraine:
    “The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) greets Ukrainians the world over on this anniversary of the Day of Unity of Ukraine. On 22 January


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    UKRAINIAN CANADIAN COMMUNITY CAROLS AT STORNOWAY

    UKRAINIAN CANADIAN COMMUNITY CAROLS AT STORNOWAY   

    January 16, 2015 – OTTAWA - Celebrating the Ukrainian Christmas season (Julian calendar January 7th to 19th),   members of Ottawa’s Ukrainian Canadian community performed a series of Ukrainian Christmas carols at Stornoway, residence of the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition on January 15.

       
    On a cold winters’ evening, the carollers arrived at


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    CALL TO ACTION! UCC CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF NADIYA SAVCHENKO

    CALL TO ACTION! UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS CALLS ON RUSSIA TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE POLITICAL PRISONER NADIYA SAVCHENKO 
      
    Ottawa - 14 January, 2015 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) supports the call by the Ukrainian World Congress for the immediate release of Ukrainian pilot, Member of Ukrainian Parliament and delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE),


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    UCC Strongly Condemns Killing of Civilians in Eastern Ukraine

     UCC STRONGLY CONDEMNS KILLING OF CIVILIANS IN EASTERN UKRAINE
    Ottawa - 13 January, 2015. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns the murder of innocent civilians by Kremlin-backed terrorists, who today shelled a checkpoint near Volnovakha, Donetsk oblast in Eastern Ukraine. One of the shells hit a civilian bus, killing at least 10 people and injuring another


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    Ukrainian Canadian Community Welcomes Federal $1.5M Funding For Holodomor Awareness Project

    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.


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    Christmas Carols Performed at Prime Minister’s Residence, 24 Sussex Drive

    Christmas Carols Performed at Prime Minister’s Residence,   24 Sussex Drive 
     

     
    Ottawa, Canada – January 12, 2015-On January 8, Ukrainian Canadian Carollers performed traditional Ukrainian Christmas carols “Koliady” and “Shchedrivky” at the Prime Minister’s residence.
    At the beginning of the Ukrainian Christmas season (Julian calendar January 7 to 19), a group of carollers composed of members of


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    CANADIANS ASSIST IN DELIVERY OF MILITARY GEAR FOR UKRAINE

    Canadians Assist in Delivery of Military Gear for Ukraine 
    KYIV – January 9, 2015. To mark the arrival of Canadian non-lethal aid to the Ukrainian military via transport plane, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress collaborated with #BABYLON’13 to produce a film highlighting the cooperation between the Ukrainian Canadian community and the Government of Canada to ensure that


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    SUPPORT THE UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS KOLIADA CAMPAIGN

    SUPPORT THE UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS
    KOLIADA CAMPAIGN
    As we gather with our families and friends to celebrate the holidays, please accept my warmest wishes for a joyful and blessed New Year and Christmas season. May the New Year bring peace, health and happiness to you and your loved ones. 
    This past year saw many successes and many new


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