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Giving Tuesday 2018 – Support UCC Parliamentary Internship Program

  Every day, we work hard at the UCC to represent and advocate our community’s interests to the government of Canada. Having more Ukrainian-Canadians in all levels of government who can help our community would be an immense benefit. This year we ask you to come together again and support one of our important projects [&hellip


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UCC Parliamentary Interns 2018/2019 – Off to a good start!

UCC Parliamentary Interns Larysa and Volodymyr share their impressions from the first days   In our last couple orientation days, I’ve already learned so much about the valuable projects that UCC works on, and it has been very interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the UCC builds relations between Canada and Ukraine, and [&hellip


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Parliamentary Internship: Bi-weekly Update from the Parliament Hill

Larysa-Lubka Lewyckyj reports on her first 2 weeks at the MP’s office:  It’s been two weeks on the Hill so far, and I’ve begun to settle into my MP’s office. I’m working for Michael Levitt, a Liberal Member of Parliament in the York Centre riding in Toronto. I have an interest in foreign affairs, and this [&hellip


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April UCC Parliamentary Internship Update

April UCC Parliamentary Internship report, Halyna Palichyuk It’s been an incredible 8 months as UCC’s Parliamentary Intern working with Chrystia Freeland in her Parliament Hill office. I wanted to share some of my experiences and give you a sense of my work here in Ottawa. Working on Parliament Hill means being constantly up-to-date about the [&hellip


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April is Genocide Remembrance Month

CIJA, ANCC, UCC and the Humura Association Join Efforts in Marking Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month   Ottawa – This year, on the occasion of Genocide Awareness, Condemnation and Prevention Month, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, the Armenian National Committee of Canada, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the Rwandan Humura Association are [&hellip


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March 2018 UCC Parliamentary Internship Report

March 2018 UCC Parliamentary Internship Report By Halyna Paliychuk  Almost seven months of my internship in the Parliament have already passed, and it seems to be a busy time of the year, when the Parliament is wrapping up before the summer break. In December I had a chance to attend a massive Christmas party with [&hellip


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Joint letter to Minister Freeland

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress was pleased to co-sign a letter to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland in response to reports that various parliamentarians are encouraging the Government of Canada to add the “Magnitsky Law” to the agenda of the upcoming G7 summit in Quebec, to encourage our allies who have not [&hellip


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Canada’s International Assistance to Ukraine

December has been a busy month for the UCC’s Ottawa office, as we work to inform Canada’s Members of Parliament on the importance of renewing Canada’s commitment to international assistance to Ukraine.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is calling on the Government of Canada to commit to maintaining funding for international development assistance to Ukraine at the current level of $50 million [&hellip


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Paul Grod’s testimony to National Defence Committee, Oct 23, 2017

Paul Grod’s testimony to National Defence Committee, Oct 23, 2017 http://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/42-1/NDDN/meeting-63/evidence


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