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UCC welcomes Tara Katrusiak Baran 

February 21 – Ottawa.  UCC Chief Executive Officer Ihor Michalchyshyn today announced that Tara Katrusiak Baran has joined us the Ukrainian Canadian Congress to develop policy in key areas of interest to the community leading up to the upcoming Canadian federal election and UCC’s 26th Triennial Congress.  “Tara brings a depth of experience to UCC, and will be working [&hellip


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CANADEM recruitment of Short-Term Electoral Observers (STO’s)

CANADEM recruitment of Short-Term Electoral Observers (STO’s) On December 6, 2018 the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, announced up to $24 million in support for Ukraine’s democracy ahead of the 2019 election cycle in Ukraine. $11 million has been specifically identified for CANADEM to [&hellip


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Remembering the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

Remembering the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred The following statement was released in Ottawa by Alexandra Chyczij, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. On February 20, Ukrainians around the world commemorate the fallen heroes of the Heavenly Hundred “Небесна Сотня” *. In 2013 thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets when their hope for [&hellip


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Globe & Mail: Bill Browder dissapointed on Canada’s sanctions implementation

The Globe and Mail has printed a feature interview with Bill Browder, champion of international human rights sanction legislation known as the Magnitsky Act.  In the interview Mr. Browder outlines his views on the importance of sanctions on individuals engaged in violations of human rights. Excerpt from the article “I would argue that the implementation [&hellip


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UCC marks 29th International Development Week

UCC marks 29th International Development Week February 8 – Ottawa.  This week Canada commemorates the 29th annual International Development Week (IDW).  This week offers an opportunity to celebrate Canadian contributions to positive global change, honour those who have made a difference, and analyze the results of our humanitarian assistance. From the time of the arrival of the [&hellip


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In Remembrance of Paul Dewar

February 7, 2019 – Ottawa.  It is with great sadness that the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) extends its deepest condolences to the family of Paul Dewar who passed away on February 6, 2019 in Ottawa.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Julia Sneyd, and two sons, Nathaniel and Jordan, as well as the [&hellip


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UCC Supports Medical Reform in Ukraine

February 6, 2019. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is concerned by the recent ruling of the Regional Administrative Court in Kyiv on February 5, 2019 which temporarily suspended Dr. Ulana Suprun from carrying out her duties as Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine.  The Court’s ruling has serious consequences for the health of Ukrainians as it [&hellip


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UCC supports #MedReform in Ukraine

Feb 5 – Ottawa.   The Ukrainian Canadian Congress issued the following statement today: “UCC is concerned by the ruling of the Regional Administrative Court in Kyiv earlier today, which bans Dr. Ulana Suprun from carrying out her duties as Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine. We recognize the significant accomplishments of the Ministry of Health [&hellip


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January 2019 Newsletter

The end of January brings to a close many weeks of Christmas, New Years and Malanka celebrations! Thank you to the many generous individuals, families and organizations across Canada who contributed to our 2018 Koliada Campaign. The financial support of the growing donor community ensures that Ukrainian Canadian Congress can continue our work into the [&hellip


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UCC Announces New Parliamentary Intern

  UCC Announces New Parliamentary Intern January 28, 2019. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is excited to welcome Ostap Woychyshyn as the new Intern of our Parliamentary Internship program.   Ostap Woychyshyn is a graduate from Carleton University with a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor’s [&hellip


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