March 13, 2018. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses its gratitude to all the donors and supporters of the Defenders of Ukraine Fund, established together with the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF). 78 applications have been received for financing of project through the Defenders of Ukraine Fund.
The Defenders of Ukraine Fund, in the amount of $100,000, will be used for the rehabilitation and benefit of Ukraine’s wounded soldiers and veterans. In January 2018, the UCC and CUF signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Fund and issued an open call for applications from organizations working in this field.
UCC and CUF expect to announce the successful applicants in early May.
A Selection Committee established by UCC and CUF is currently reviewing the applications. The members of the Selection Committee are:
- Dr. George Huculak, a Toronto physician involved in the Ukrainian community
- Paul Grod, National President, UCC
- Anna Kuprieieva, President UCC Ontario Provincial Council
For over four years, Russia has waged a brutal war of aggression against Ukraine. Since 2014, over 10,000 people have been killed and over 23,000 wounded. Ukraine’s Armed Forces are defending their homeland against a foreign invader. They are Ukraine’s finest sons and daughters and they deserve our admiration, respect and support.