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UCC Summer Student position (Winnipeg)

UCC Summer Student Position: Research and Resource Management Assistant (Winnipeg) Full time hours ($12 hr for 9 weeks) starting as soon as possible The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated summer student with a broad set of skills to support the ongoing work of Canada’s national voice of the organized Ukrainian [&hellip


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Canada’s Senate adopts Magnitsky Law

Canada’s Senate adopts Magnitsky Law UCC Calls for Swift Adoption in House of Commons  April 13, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the adoption by Canada’s Senate of the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), introduced by Senator Raynell Andreychuk. The legislation was adopted by the Senate on [&hellip


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SENATE ADOPTS SERGEI MAGNITSKY LAW

News Release from Senator Raynell Andreychuk   SENATE ADOPTS SERGEI MAGNITSKY LAW:  CALLING FOR STRENGTHENED MEASURES AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS Ottawa, ON – On April 11, 2017, the Senate of Canada adopted Bill S-226, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), a bill introduced by Senator Andreychuk. “Bill S-226 signals internationally [&hellip


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UCC expresses condolences for Loss of Peter Savaryn

Peter Savaryn, 1926-2017 Q.C., Order of Canada The Ukrainian Canadian Congress mourns the passing of Peter Savaryn, who died peacefully at his home in Edmonton on Thursday 6 April in his ninety-first year. A life-long Ukrainian activist, Mr. Savaryn immigrated to Canada in 1949, settling in Alberta, where he and his wife Olya (neé Prystajecky) [&hellip


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UCC eNewsletter – March 2017

OPERATION UNIFIER: CANADA’S MISSION TO UKRAINE RENEWED. On March 6th, the Government of Canada announced that Canada’s military mission to Ukraine – Operation UNIFIER – is being extended until the end of March, 2019. The announcement was made by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of [&hellip


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UCC announces Canada 150 Community Animators

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is excited to announce the selection of five Community Animators as part of the UCC’s Canada 150 project “Youth Engaging Youth”. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress will work with our member organizations and community across the country to organize youth-led and driven Canada 150 celebratory events. Community animators will organize [&hellip


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UCC expresses condolences to family of Mr. Eugene Cherwick

OTTAWA – April 1, 2017.  It is with great sadness that the Ukrainian Canadian Congress learned of the passing of an outstanding leader of the Ukrainian Canadian Community, Mr. Eugene Cherwick, of Winnipeg, Manitoba. “On behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and all its constituent member organizations, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the [&hellip


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UCC meets with Ukraine’s Defence Minister

  A UCC delegation led by National President Paul Grod met with Ukraine’s Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak in Ottawa yesterday. The UCC briefed Minister Poltorak about the community’s projects in support of Ukraine’s armed forces and military veterans. Minister Poltorak thanked the Ukrainian community in Canada for its ongoing assistance to the Ukrainian army. Grod [&hellip


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UCC President meets with Prime Minister Trudeau

April 5, 2017. OTTAWA. Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) National President Paul Grod met with the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau in Canada’s Parliament today. Prime Minister Trudeau and Grod discussed the recent extension of Operation UNIFIER, Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine; this week’s signing of the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement; [&hellip


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#mypysanka contest

Join us this year as we commemorate Easter and our Ukrainian traditions with the UCC #myPysanka Contest! Download the pysanka colouring page Fill in the spaces with your choice of colour(s) Share on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) with the hashtag #myPysanka and you might be featured!   Easter Message from the UCC   The #mypysanka contest is an Easter [&hellip


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