Defenders of Ukraine Fund & Invictus Games

On January 19, 2018 the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) issued a call for applications for the Defenders of Ukraine Fund for projects to assist Ukraine war veterans.  This follows the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UCC and CUF.

“Thanks to the generous support of donors during the Gala Reception for Invictus Team Ukraine, the UCC will be able to support projects that work for the benefit of Ukraine’s wounded soldiers and veterans,” stated Paul Grod, National President of UCC. “As Russia continues to wage war on Ukraine, we have a duty to Ukraine’s defenders to provide them with support. The UCC is honoured to help these brave men and women, who are an inspiration to us all.”

On June 14, 2018 The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) announced the successful grant recipients from the Defenders of Ukraine Fund.  The projects were selected based upon their efficacy to assist war veterans who bravely defend their country against Russia’s ongoing military aggression in Ukraine.

A total of $100,000 will be distributed among four projects, to be used for the rehabilitation and benefit of Ukraine’s wounded soldiers and veterans.  The successful recipients are:

  • Ukrainian Social Academy for “Boots to Business” entrepreneurship training program for veteran
  • Donbas ATO Veterans Union, Centre Poruch for psychological support of veterans and their families
  • Veterans House for ATO veterans providing temporary shelter and rehabilitation programs
  • Pobratymy & Dopomoha Ukraini, “Training in Overcoming Combat Shock Trauma and Preventing PTSD for Veterans”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Defenders of Ukraine Fund