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UCC expresses condolences for Loss of Peter Savaryn

Peter Savaryn, 1926-2017 Q.C., Order of Canada The Ukrainian Canadian Congress mourns the passing of Peter Savaryn, who died peacefully at his home in Edmonton on Thursday 6 April in his ninety-first year. A life-long Ukrainian activist, Mr. Savaryn immigrated to Canada in 1949, settling in Alberta, where he and his wife Olya (neé Prystajecky) [&hellip


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UCC eNewsletter – March 2017

OPERATION UNIFIER: CANADA’S MISSION TO UKRAINE RENEWED. On March 6th, the Government of Canada announced that Canada’s military mission to Ukraine – Operation UNIFIER – is being extended until the end of March, 2019. The announcement was made by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of [&hellip


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100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge Hill 70 Memorial Unveiled April 9, 2017.  OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian community joins all Canadians in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. “Several thousand Ukrainian Canadians fought in World War I with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Many were recently arrived immigrants to Canada [&hellip


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UCC announces Canada 150 Community Animators

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is excited to announce the selection of five Community Animators as part of the UCC’s Canada 150 project “Youth Engaging Youth”. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress will work with our member organizations and community across the country to organize youth-led and driven Canada 150 celebratory events. Community animators will organize [&hellip


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UCC meets with Ukraine’s Defence Minister

  A UCC delegation led by National President Paul Grod met with Ukraine’s Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak in Ottawa yesterday. The UCC briefed Minister Poltorak about the community’s projects in support of Ukraine’s armed forces and military veterans. Minister Poltorak thanked the Ukrainian community in Canada for its ongoing assistance to the Ukrainian army. Grod [&hellip


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UCC President meets with Prime Minister Trudeau

April 5, 2017. OTTAWA. Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) National President Paul Grod met with the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau in Canada’s Parliament today. Prime Minister Trudeau and Grod discussed the recent extension of Operation UNIFIER, Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine; this week’s signing of the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement; [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Signature of Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement

UCC Welcomes Signature of Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement Canada commits $3.85 million for demining efforts in Ukraine April 3, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s signature of the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement. The Arrangement was signed by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, and General Stepan Poltorak, Ukraine’s [&hellip


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Joint Statement on Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month

CIJA, ANCC, UCC and the Humura Association Issue Joint Statement on Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month April 3, 2017 –  Ottawa – On April 24, 2015, the House of Commons unanimously passed a historic motion (M-587) designating the month of April as Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month. With support from all major parties represented [&hellip


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UCC British Columbia Update

UCC British Columbia Update British Columbia report by UCC CEO Ihor Michalchyshyn I’m pleased to report on my recent working visit to Canada’s west coast, where I travelled along with His Excellency Andriy Shevchenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada. In Victoria, the Ambassador and I met with several senior government leaders including Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of [&hellip


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