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120th Anniversary of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada

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Ukrainian Day on the Hill – October 24, 2011

Ukrainian Day on the Hill – October 24, 2011

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 Ottawa, ON UKRAINIAN DAY ON THE HILL TO MARK 120TH ANNIVERSARY OF UKRAINIAN SETTLEMENT IN CANADA The Ukrainian Canadian community is celebrating the 120th anniversary of Ukrainian Pioneer settlement in Canada this year. As part of these celebrations, the Ukrainian Canadian community will be co-hosting an event at the Government Conference...


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Ukrainian World Congress Concludes in Kyiv, Ukraine

Conclusion of Ukrainian World Congress Annual General Meeting (August 21-23, 2011) Kyiv, Ukraine- August 31, 2011-The Ukrainian World Congress concluded 3 days of meetings with concrete actions and proposals to advance the agenda of Ukrainians abroad. Among the proposals adopted was one for the creation of a Ukrainian World Congress Information Center and representative office...


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September 7, 2011-First Annual Ukrainian Heritage Day in Ontario

September 7, 2011-First Annual Ukrainian Heritage Day in Ontario

See Event Listing HERE http://www.ucc.ca/2011/08/30/ukrainian-heritage-day-in-ontario/ Background on Ukrainian Heritage Day-Ontario On Thursday March 24th, 2011, the Ontario Legislature unanimously passed Bill-155 the Ukrainian Heritage Day Act which proclaimed September 7th of each year Ukrainian Heritage Day in the province of Ontario. Bill-155 was introduced by Gerry Martiniuk, MPP (Cambridge) and was co-sponsored by Donna Cansfield, MPP...


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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence

August 24, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence: “Twenty years ago, on August 24th, 1991, Ukraine seceded from the USSR and asserted itself as a sovereign state. “Canada was the first Western nation to recognize Ukraine’s independence and we continue to be a...


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UCC Speech at World Forum in Kyiv

Конґрес Українців Канади бере участь в Світовому Форумі Україністів, який проходить у Києві UCC Participates in Kickoff of World Forum of Ukrainians in Kyiv Cергій Касянчук -Конґрес Українців Канади Українська діаспора в Канаді нараховує понад один мільйон двісті тисяч людей і складає восьму за величиною етнічну громаду в Канаді. Українці Канади гордяться тим, що вони...


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UCC Launches Joint Fundraiser for African Famine Relief

UCC Launches Joint Fundraiser for African Famine Relief

Ukrainian Canadian Congress launches joint fundraising campaign in support of African Famine Relief with Canadian Somali Community “Our community knows firsthand the devastating effects of starvation by famine having lost millions of Ukrainians to the Holodomor. Food is a fundamental human right and access to it should never be denied.” Paul Grod, President Ukrainian Canadian...


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Ukrainians unite for Somali famine relief [Toronto Star]

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1041608–ukrainians-unite-for-somali-famine-relief Ukrainians unite for Somali famine relief August 18, 2011 Ashante Infantry Former Etobicoke Centre MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj is leading the Ukrainian community’s fundraising effort for famine relief in Somalia. “The images of starving children” were the impetus for the program by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, which kicks off Friday, he said. The tragedy unfolding...


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UCC Condemns Arrest of Tymoshenko

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Condemns Politically Motivated Arrest of Tymoshenko “Calls for her immediate release” Ottawa, Canada- 5 August 2011-The Ukrainian Canadian Congress expressed dismay with what international institutions have labelled a politically motivated arrest of Opposition Leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in Kyiv today. “The government of Ukraine is pursuing what appears to...


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National Youth Survey Project

National Youth Survey Project

Media release/Call to Action The UCC – NYAC Launches a National Youth Survey Project The Ukrainian Canadian Congress National Youth Advisory Council (UCC-NYAC) is proud to announce the launch of its youth survey project entitled “An Investigation of Youth Involvement in the Ukrainian Canadian Community.” At the XXIII UCC Triennial Congress it was resolved that...


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