March 22, 2023. OTTAWA, ON. Alexandra Chyczij, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Refugees, on the extension of the CUAET visa program:
The UCC welcomes the extension of the CUAET program and federal support for Ukrainians displaced by Russia’s genocidal war. We thank the Government of Canada for its ongoing and steadfast support of Ukraine and its people.
Our community is also grateful to the thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to coast who have opened their hearts and their homes to Ukrainians, the volunteers who work tirelessly to welcome Ukrainians in cities and towns across Canada, and the settlement services which deliver essential programs and supports.
With increased support from allies like Canada, this year can be the year that the Russian armies are driven out of Ukraine and peace returns to Europe. We are thankful to all Canadians who Stand With Ukraine. Together let us do all we can to ensure Ukraine’s victory.