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UCC eNewsletter – March 2016

In this issue: First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy visited Ottawa Three Canadians Awarded Orders of Merit from President of Ukraine Featured Ukrainian Canadian: Julie Dzerowicz, M.P. Світовий Конґрес Українців заохочує українців діаспори взяти участь у Конкурсі на здобуття Міжнародної премії Івана Франка CFWWIRF Unveils Educational Digital Map with Links to [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes New Government Appointment Process

March 1, 2016. OTTAWA – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent announcement of a new Governor-in-Council (GIC) appointment process that will be merit-based while also taking into account Canada’s multicultural diversity. Over 1,500 positions are available nationally on various federal commissions, boards, tribunals and agencies. The Prime Minister stressed that the new [&hellip


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UCC Statement – Two Years of Russia’s War Against Ukraine

February 26, 2016 – OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement on the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Two years ago, the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine. Violating international law and several international treaties, Russian forces moved on sovereign Ukrainian territory in the Crimea. Crimea remains occupied by Russian forces to [&hellip


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Remembering the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

19 February, 2016 – Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress issued the following statement on the occasion of the Day of Commemoration of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, which is being marked in Ukraine tomorrow, February 20: Today, the Ukrainian Canadian community joins our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and around the world in [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress Announces Leadership Transition

Ottawa, February 8, 2016 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) announced today that Taras Zalusky has resigned from his 6-year post as Executive Director and CEO. “The UCC wishes Taras all the best and we thank him for his efforts and achievements during the past 6 years,” said UCC President Paul Grod. “Taras is leaving [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress Launches Call For Nominations For Taras Shevchenko Medal

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Launches Call For Nominations For Taras Shevchenko Medal Ottawa – February 5, 2016– Today, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) announced its call for nominations for qualified individuals for the Taras Shevchenko Medal. “The Shevchenko Medal is the highest form of recognition that can be granted by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. It recognizes [&hellip


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UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS ISSUES CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR UCC YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS ISSUES CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR UCC YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD OF EXCELLENCE   Ottawa – February 5, 2016 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress has issued a call for nominations for the UCC Youth Leadership Award of Excellence which will be presented at the XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians in Regina from September [&hellip


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Press coverage of Minister Dion’s trip to Ukraine

Articles and coverage relating to Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion’s recent visit to Ukraine, as well as associated appearances and statements by representatives of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress through both Canadian and Ukrainian media


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Minister Dion underscores Canada’s unwavering support for Ukraine during visit to Kyiv

News Release from Global Affairs Canada February 1, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today concluded a successful visit to Ukraine where he met with his counterpart, Pavlo Klimkin, and with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Minister Dion reiterated the need for the full respect of [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Community Launches Celebrations Marking 125 Years of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada

January 29, 2016 – OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian community is celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada. There are over 1.3 million Canadians of Ukrainian descent, and for 125 years Ukrainians have been contributing to the essential fabric of Canadian life and culture. In 1891 the first Ukrainians came to Canada seeking a [&hellip


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