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UCC Supports Canadian Bill Establishing Crimean Tatar Deportation Memorial Day

  28 November 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) fully supports Bill C-306, An Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide. Bill C-306 was introduced in the House of Commons by Kerry Diotte (MP-Edmonton Griesbach) on [&hellip


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Holodomor Awareness in Canada’s Capital Ottawa – November 24, 2016 SUSK uOttawa Press Release

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, in Ottawa, Canada, the nation’s capital, SUSK uOttawa (University of Ottawa Ukrainian Students’ Club) organized Holodomor Awareness Day, on the 83rd anniversary in commemoration of millions of innocent victims of Ukraine’s Holodomor – Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s man made famine genocide to destroy the Ukrainian nation perpetrated in 1932-1933. In Ukrainian villages [&hellip


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Statements by PMO and Official Opposition on Holodomor National Awareness Week

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Holodomor Memorial Day The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on Holodomor Memorial Day: “Today, we commemorate one of the darkest chapters in human history: the forced starvation of millions of Ukrainians by the tyrannical regime of Joseph Stalin in the early 1930s. This [&hellip


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Canada Commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day

November 25, 2016. OTTAWA. On November 26, Canada commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day. In 1932-33 the totalitarian regime of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin sentenced the Ukrainian nation to death by starvation. Millions of children, women and men were condemned to death because of the Ukrainian peoples’ aspiration for independence, their desire to speak their language and [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Congress Launches Holodomor Awareness Week

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Launches National Holodomor Awareness Week “We were guilty, we just didn’t know of what, of what sins. Simply because we were called Ukrainians.” Halyna Huba Holodomor survivor, Poltava oblast 22 November 2016 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has launched National Holodomor Awareness Week from 21-27 November 2016. In 1932-33, in an [&hellip


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Ukrainians Mark Third Anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity

  November 21, 2016. OTTAWA. Three years ago today, the people of Ukraine took to the streets to protest the decision of their government not to sign the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. On the night of November 29-30, 2013, Berkut security forces attacked and savagely beat the young protestors gathered at Kyiv’s Independence Square. The citizens [&hellip


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UCC Invictus Games Organizing Committee launches Call for Volunteers

UCC Invictus Games Organizing Committee launches Call for Volunteers The first meeting of the UCC Invictus Games Organizing Committee (IGOC) took place in Toronto on November 10 with a call for volunteers to join the community efforts to support Team Ukraine’s participation in the Invictus Games, which will be held in Toronto, September 24-30, 2017. [&hellip


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UCC Expresses Condolences for Loss of Orysia Paszczak Tracz

Конґрес Українців Канади висловлює співчуття з приводу смерті Орисі Пащак Трач   12-го листопада 2016. Вінніпеґ. Конґрес Українців Канади глибоко сумує з приводу смерті Орисі Пащак Трач, громадського провідника, письменниці, лектора і  казкаря. Пані Пащак Трач упокоїлася раптово у Вінніпеґу 10 листопада. “Ми втратили направду виняткового та надихаючого провідника громади. Неперевершена любов і відданість до [&hellip


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Minister Mihychuk works with Ukraine on workers’ safety

News Release Article from  Minister Mihychuk works with Ukraine on workers’ safety November 3, 2016                   Gatineau, Quebec                    Employment and Social Development Canada As the Minister of Labour, the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk met with Mr. Andriy Reva, Ukrainian Minister of Social Policy, this week, where they agreed to deepen collaboration between the two countries [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Introduction of Legislation to Implement CUFTA

November 3, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the introduction in Canada’s House of Commons of legislation to implement the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) and congratulates all those whose hard work made this historic agreement possible. The legislation to implement CUFTA was introduced in the House of Commons by the Honourable Chrystia [&hellip


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