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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Black Ribbon Day

Ottawa, Ontario 23 August 2016 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Black Ribbon Day, the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe: “Today, we honour the victims and survivors of Communism and Nazism in Europe, and all those around the world who continue to [&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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UCC Encourages Ukrainian Canadian Youth to Apply for Prime Minister’s Youth Council

    July 22, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) encourages young members of our community, aged 16 to 24, to apply for the Prime Minister of Canada’s Youth Council. According to the Government of Canada, the Prime Minister’s Youth Council is “A body of young Canadians aged 16 to 24, who will provide [&hellip


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UCC Congratulates Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, New Commander of the Canadian Army – Lieutenant-General Wynnyk is the Grandson of Ukrainian Immigrants

Lieutenant-General Wynnyk, Commander of the Canadian Army July 18, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) congratulates Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, CMM, MSM, CD, on his appointment as Commander of the Canadian Army. Lieutenant-General Wynnyk was appointed Commander on July 14, at a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Lieutenant-General Wynnyk’s late father Walter Wynnyk, who [&hellip


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