The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) prepared and submitted the following document to the Government of Canada as part of the 2021 Budget Consultation process.
During this time of extraordinary challenges faced by Canada due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ukrainian Canadian organizations have responded to increasing needs for support of the 1.4-million-strong Ukrainian Canadian community and beyond. Community organizations from coast to coast have organized and implemented many projects and initiatives that deliver relief and aid to the most vulnerable members of our communities, ensure the continuing education of our youth, support seniors and assist in combatting the negative effects of social isolation and social separation.
The UCC has been working hard to support and coordinate the inspiring and exceptional efforts of our member organizations, provincial councils, local branches and local organizations. In a time of national crisis, the role and responsibility of the Government of Canada to support communities and community organizations takes on a new urgency. Budget 2021 is a crucial opportunity for the Government of Canada to deliver a strategy that ensures a full recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic for all Canadians.