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  • Greetings on the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine August 24, 1991-August 24, 2016

    Dear Friends! The Ukrainian Canadian Congress, its member organizations, provincial councils and local branches extend warm greetings to the Ukrainian Canadian community and all those celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence! 25 years ago, the aspirations of the Ukrainian people for independence, self-determination and freedom were realized and the hopes of so many generations [&hellip


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    Statements on 25th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence

    Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.,  Prime Minister of Canada August 24, 2016 Ottawa, Ontario The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence: “Today, we join the Ukrainian community—here in Canada and around the world—to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. “Canada [&hellip


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    UCC SUPPORTS BLACK RIBBON DAY COMMEMORATIONS

     August 23, 2016 – Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) encourages all Canadians to take part in Black Ribbon Day Commemoration events being held across the country. These events are organized by the Central and Eastern European Council (CEEC), which represents the interests of 4 million Canadians of Central and Eastern European heritage. In [&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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    Alberta Declares 2016-17 Alberta’s Year of the Ukrainian Canadian

    August 8, 2016. EDMONTON. On Sunday, August 7, the Honourable Deron Bilous, Alberta’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade, declared “Alberta’s Year of the Ukrainian Canadian.” Minister Bilous made the announcement speaking at the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada during Ukrainian Day at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. Alberta’s Year [&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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