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April 2019 Canada Newsletter

The April 2019 Monthly Canadian Newsletter, featuring articles, information and events from about the Ukrainian Canadian community


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CBC Radio Interview with UCC CEO – March 28, 2019

  March 28, 2019. Toronto’s Pearson International Airport is the latest travel hub to change the spelling of Ukraine’s capital from Russian to Ukrainian. Ihor Michalchyshyn, CEO of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, spoke about the larger #KyivNotKiev movement. https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/here-and-now-toronto/segment/15682964?fbclid=IwAR3Pe7w8TmG4DW71ITLPI1jRfMW-cGAq9kI-ZlN7xzdNvgnDyqcY_14llf


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Coming Soon: UCC’s 2019 National Conference for Ukrainian Educators 

March 27, 2019. OTTAWA. The 2019 UCC National Conference for Ukrainian Educators will take place on May 23-25 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.    This conference, co-organized by UCC’s National Education Committee and the Manitoba Parent’s for Ukrainian Education in collaboration with the Manitoba English-Ukrainian Bilingual Program and heritage language schools, and the UNF Ukrainian Schools Initiatives Committee, [&hellip


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March 2019 Parliamentary Internship Update

Update from Parliamentary Internship Program Director It’s been a busy year for the UCC Parliamentary Internship Program!  We were pleased to see Volodymyr Palagniuk find quick employment with MP Jim Eglinski in Ottawa in November.  Now Ostap Woychyshyn, our most recent intern, has accepted a job offer from the Canadian Coast Guard which will see him [&hellip


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UCC appoints Education Advocacy Chair

27 March 2019, Ottawa, UCC is pleased to announce the appointment of Orest Sklierenko as the Chair of UCC’s Education Advocacy Committee. Mr. Sklierenko will lead UCC’s coordinated efforts to support Ukrainian education across Canada. He will be working closely with UCC Provincial Councils and local branches to address local education priorities. “We are delighted [&hellip


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UCC supports the Postcards for Political Prisoners Project

Recently, Marta Baziuk, the project coordinator received a letter from journalist Roman Sushchenko, one of the Ukrainian political prisoners held by Russia. I thought you and Minister Freeland would appreciate seeing his letter and artwork — confirmation that our activism is worthwhile


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Community Briefing: Canada’s Federal Budget 2019

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has reviewed the 2019 Federal Budget, tabled on March 19, 2019, by Finance Minister Bill Morneau. We are pleased to present these summary points, which highlight issues of importance to our Ukrainian Canadian community: Expanding Support for Arts and Culture Supporting Community Media Helping Travellers Visit Canada Improving Services for [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Renewal of Operation UNIFIER

UCC Welcomes Renewal of Canada’s Military Training Mission to Ukraine  March 18, 2019. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes today’s announcement that Canada’s military training mission to Ukraine, Operation UNIFIER, will be renewed for three additional years, until the end of March 2022.  The announcement was made by the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence [&hellip


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UCC marks 5 years of illegal invasion of Crimea

March 16, 2019 Ottawa. Five years ago, on March 16, 2014, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine and occupation of Crimea, Russian “authorities” staged an illegal and illegitimate “referendum.” In violation of international law and numerous treaties to which Russia is a signatory, the “referendum” was held under the barrels of Russian guns. Two days later, [&hellip


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