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UCC responds to University of Alberta statement on the Holodomor

December.06.2019. In response to the statement issued today by the President of the University of Alberta, Alexandra Chyczij, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), issued the following response:   “The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) recognizes the University of Alberta’s leading role in Canadian research on the Holodomor Famine-Genocide of 1932-33, particularly through the Canadian Institute of [&hellip


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How Ukrainian culture is thriving in francophone Lévis

“Українець народжується і народжується пісня…” On how Ukrainian culture is thriving in the francophone Lévis, QB На південному березі ріки Сент Лоуренс (St. Lawrence River) розкинулось мальовниче місто Леві. У цьому франкомовному містечку є частинка України – невелика, але згуртована громада, яка продовжує закохувати місцевих французів у нашу пісню, культуру, традиції.   Мені вдалось поспілкуватись [&hellip


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Call to Action: Holodomor Denial by University of Alberta Lecturer

This week University of Alberta students along with the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union uncovered a series of public social media posts by Assistant Lecturer Dougal MacDonald that call the Holodomor a “myth” and a “lie”. To view some of these posts, please click here. Despite recognition of the Holodomor by the Canadian Parliament and provincial [&hellip


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Holodomor Memorial Day

November 22, 2019. OTTAWA. On Saturday, November 23, Canada commemorates National Holodomor Memorial Day. In 1932-33, the Ukrainian nation was condemned to death by starvation by the Soviet Communist regime of Joseph Stalin. Millions of men, women and children were murdered by the Communist regime during the Holodomor Famine-Genocide, because of the Ukrainian people’s aspiration [&hellip


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UCC statement on announcement of Canada’s Cabinet

Freeland appointed Deputy PM November 21, 2019. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) congratulates Canada’s Cabinet Ministers who were sworn in yesterday at Rideau Hall. The UCC wishes Canada’s Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, and Canada’s Cabinet all success in their service to Canada and looks forward to continuing a productive and effective [&hellip


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Day of Dignity and Freedom

November 20, 2019. OTTAWA. On November 21, Ukrainians all over the world mark the Day of Dignity and Freedom. Six years ago, the Ukrainian people took to the streets to defend their choice to live in liberty and democracy. On November 21, 2013, demonstrations began in response to the government’s decision not to sign the [&hellip


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National Holodomor Awareness Week

National Holodomor Awareness Week November 18, 2019. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) launches the annual National Holodomor Awareness Week – November 18-24 – to commemorate the 86th anniversary of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide of 1932-33. During Holodomor Awareness Week, we gather in our communities to pay tribute to the millions of victims of the Holodomor [&hellip


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Holodomor Commemoration Events 2019

Holodomor Commemorations across Canada   Alberta Calgary Annual Holodomor Commemoration Saturday, November 23, 2019 11 am UCC Calgary will be hosting the event Candlelight vigil at the Holodomor Monument in Calgary Friday, November 22, 2019 7pm Memorial Drive and Edmonton Trail This vigil is organized by the Calgary Branch of the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM). [&hellip


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