January 4, 2022. A Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) delegation led by National President Alexandra Chyczij met with the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of International Development, in an online format today.
The UCC briefed Minister Sajjan on increasing Russian aggression against Ukraine and thanked him for his unwavering support for Ukraine. The UCC urged Canada to strategically target its annual commitment of $50 million in international development assistance to strengthen Ukraine’s democratic resilience and in supporting the strong civil society sector which supports democratic and economic reforms within Ukraine.
“As Ukraine faces continued Russian aggression, Canada’s contributions are key to the international effort to alleviate the humanitarian suffering caused by Russia’s ongoing invasion,” said Alexandra Chyczij. “We look forward to working with Minister Sajjan to ensure that further Canadian assistance continues to make a difference.”
Joining the UCC National President at today’s meeting were Vice Presidents Ann Szyptur and Olesia Luciw-Andryjowycz, Director of Government Relations Paul Migus, UCC’s CEO Ihor Michalchyshyn, and UCC Senior Policy Advisor Orest Zakydalsky.
Briefing notes presented to the Minister are below: