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UCC 75 Years Strong – President/Ambassador Tour visits Alberta

27 April, 2016. Edmonton/Calgary/Red Deer, Alberta. To mark the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), as part of the Cross-Canada Tour undertaken by UCC President Paul Grod, and Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko, UCC and UCC Alberta Provincial Council together held celebrations in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer, Alberta on April 15-18 [&hellip


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Senator Andreychuk Commemorates the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Rising in the Senate on April 20, 2016, Senator Andreychuk commemorated the thirtieth anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. “Today, we commemorate those who lost their lives, and those who continue to suffer in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster,” said Senator Andreychuk. On April 26, 1986, a nuclear reactor exploded at the Chernobyl power [&hellip


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Minister Dion announces further support to help address aftermath of 1986 Chornobyl nuclear accident

April 25, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will continue to support international efforts dealing with the containment and safe storage of radioactive materials resulting from the 1986 accident at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, in Ukraine, with a contribution of [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Community Commemorates 30th Anniversary of the Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster

April 22, 2016. OTTAWA. April 26, 2016 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine. On April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant near Prypiat exploded and melted down. The disaster affected the lives of thousands of people in Ukraine and Belarus. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) [&hellip


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Europe expected to lift visa requirements for Ukraine – UCC calls on Canada follow suit

April 21, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes yesterday’s proposal by the European Commission to lift visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens travelling to the European Union. The UCC calls on Canada to follow suit by establishing criteria and a timetable for the lifting of visa requirements for Ukrainians travelling to Canada. Once the [&hellip


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Canadian Member of Parliament Shows Support for Savchenko

For Immediate Release   20 April 2016   Canadian Member of Parliament Shows Support for Savchenko   Ottawa – On Tuesday, April 19, Etobicoke Centre MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj delivered a statement on the floor of Canada’s House of Commons calling on the Russian government to release and return kidnapped air force pilot Nadia Savchenko to [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress: 75 Years Strong

April 13, 2016. Toronto and St. Catharines. To mark the 75th anniversary of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), as part of the Cross-Canada Tour undertaken by UCC President Paul Grod and Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko, the UCC held celebrations in Toronto on April 8 and St. Catharines on April 9. Attended by 500 [&hellip


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Thank You to Our Volunteers! Together We Keep Our Community Strong

11 April 2016. OTTAWA – As Canada celebrates National Volunteer Week, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses heartfelt gratitude to our thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to coast of our great country. Together, we keep our Community Strong! This year, the theme of National Volunteer Week is Volunteers are the roots of strong [&hellip


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Appeal to Dutch Community in Canada – Help Secure a “YES” Vote for Ukraine’s European Future!

April 4, 2016. OTTAWA. The Kingdom of the Netherlands will be holding a consultative referendum on the approval of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on April 6, 2016. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) appeals to all citizens of the Netherlands to vote YES in support of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement! Information on how to vote is [&hellip


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UCC Strongly Condemns “Verdict” in Russia’s Show Trial of Nadiya Savchenko

March 22, 2016. OTTAWA – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns today’s “verdict” in Russia’s show trial of Ukrainian pilot, Member of Parliament and delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Lt. Nadiya Savchenko. In June 2014, Lt. Savchenko was captured by Russian-backed terrorists in Luhansk oblast, Ukraine. She was [&hellip


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