UCC Statement on Day of Unity of Ukraine

UCC Statement on Day of Unity of Ukraine 22 January 2015 – Ottawa – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Day of Unity (День Соборності) of Ukraine: “The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) greets Ukrainians the world over on this anniversary of the Day of Unity of Ukraine. On [&hellip

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UKRAINIAN CANADIAN COMMUNITY CAROLS AT STORNOWAY    January 16, 2015 – OTTAWA – Celebrating the Ukrainian Christmas season (Julian calendar January 7th to 19th),   members of Ottawa’s Ukrainian Canadian community performed a series of Ukrainian Christmas carols at Stornoway, residence of the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition on January 15.     On a cold winters’ evening, the [&hellip

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CALL TO ACTION! UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS CALLS ON RUSSIA TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE POLITICAL PRISONER NADIYA SAVCHENKO     Ottawa – 14 January, 2015 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) supports the call by the Ukrainian World Congress for the immediate release of Ukrainian pilot, Member of Ukrainian Parliament and delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of [&hellip

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UCC Strongly Condemns Killing of Civilians in Eastern Ukraine

 UCC STRONGLY CONDEMNS KILLING OF CIVILIANS IN EASTERN UKRAINE Ottawa – 13 January, 2015. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns the murder of innocent civilians by Kremlin-backed terrorists, who today shelled a checkpoint near Volnovakha, Donetsk oblast in Eastern Ukraine. One of the shells hit a civilian bus, killing at least 10 people and injuring [&hellip

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Ukrainian Canadian Community Welcomes Federal $1.5M Funding For Holodomor Awareness Project

The Ukrainian Canadian Community is grateful to the Government of Canada, the Ministry of Multiculturalism, and Minister Jason Kenney, for supporting the “Holodomor National Awareness Tour”. The three year grant, valued at $1.5M, will support the education of tens of thousands of students, community leaders and the public at large on the historical events of the horrific Holodomor Genocide in Ukraine, 1932-33.

The “Holodomor National Awareness Tour”, is a joint project between four organizations: the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF, the lead on the project), the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre (UCRDC) and the Holodomor Research and Educational Consortium (HREC).

“This project will build bridges among communities to promote intercultural understanding, tolerance, awareness and a deeper respect for the democratic values that we Canadians hold so dear,” said Bob Onyschuk, Q.C., Past Chair of CUF, and Project Lead.

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Christmas Carols Performed at Prime Minister’s Residence, 24 Sussex Drive

Christmas Carols Performed at Prime Minister’s Residence,   24 Sussex Drive      Ottawa, Canada – January 12, 2015-On January 8, Ukrainian Canadian Carollers performed traditional Ukrainian Christmas carols “Koliady” and “Shchedrivky” at the Prime Minister’s residence. At the beginning of the Ukrainian Christmas season (Julian calendar January 7 to 19), a group of carollers [&hellip

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Canadians Assist in Delivery of Military Gear for Ukraine  KYIV – January 9, 2015. To mark the arrival of Canadian non-lethal aid to the Ukrainian military via transport plane, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress collaborated with #BABYLON’13 to produce a film highlighting the cooperation between the Ukrainian Canadian community and the Government of Canada to ensure [&hellip

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Russian hockey team greeted by anti-Putin protesters [The Toronto Star]

Source: Paul Grod, president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, leads a protest outside the World Junior Hockey Championship in Toronto Monday night against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. By: Nicholas Keung Immigration reporter, Published on Mon Jan 05 2015 Protesters braved Monday’s deep freeze to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraineoutside the Air Canada Centre where the Russian team [&hellip

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Ukrainians worry about displaced during Christmas [Winnipeg Free Press]

Source: By: Carol Sanders Tens of thousands of Ukrainians displaced by conflict face a cold Christmas away from home. “It’s hard to celebrate when you’re far from home and when you don’t know when you can return,” said aid worker Ruth Plett, Mennonite Central Committee co-representative in eastern Europe. Most of the people who fled [&hellip

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SUPPORT THE UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS KOLIADA CAMPAIGN As we gather with our families and friends to celebrate the holidays, please accept my warmest wishes for a joyful and blessed New Year and Christmas season. May the New Year bring peace, health and happiness to you and your loved ones.  This past year saw many successes [&hellip

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