UCC Communiques & News


International Human Rights Day 2019

International Human Rights Day – UCC supports Ukrainian political prisoners illegally jailed by Russia On December 10, the UCC National Office welcomed Dr. Serhiy Kvit, former Minister of Education of Ukraine and former President of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.   On International Human Rights Day, Dr. Kvit and the UCC signed and sent postcards to Ukrainian [&hellip

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UCC Statement on conclusion of Normandy Format Summit

December 10, 2019. OTTAWA. Alexandra Chyczij, National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) issued the following statement on the conclusion of the Normandy Format Summit in Paris on December 9: “The Ukrainian Canadian Congress closely followed the Normandy Format talks that took place in Paris on December 9.  President Zelenskyy reaffirmed that Ukraine wants [&hellip

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UCC President Statement on Dec 9 Normandy talks

  The following statement was issued on December 8, 2019 from UCC National President Alexandra Chyczij   On December 9, the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia – the so-called “Normandy Format” leaders – are scheduled to meet in Paris for “peace” talks for the first time since 2016.   The Ukrainian Canadian Congress [&hellip

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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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Olya Kurmey-Williams

Obituary: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/obituaries/olga-olya-ollie-helen-williams-kurmey-30619/?fbclid=IwAR3ePTf6MoVYcl0rT3KnsfF12QVMvSaFeLZkyMP8I9PlFRxNw5Y0CuhLPiQ WILLIAMS (Kurmey), Olga “Olya” “Ollie” Helen November 28, 2019 in the Dartmouth General Hospital marked the end of her story. Olga was born in Smuts, Saskatchewan, a 2nd generation Ukrainian Canadian. We mourn the loss of a loving and accepting wife, mother, grandmother (‘Baba’), relative and friend.Ollie is survived by husband, Bill (married 1957); daughter, [&hellip

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Edmonton visit by Petro Poroshenko

On November 25, 2019 the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, along with UCC Alberta Provincial Council and UCC Edmonton branch welcomed Petro Poroshenko, Fifth President of Ukraine, and former First Lady Dr. Maryna Poroshenko to Edmonton as part of their private visit to Canada.  Mr. Poroshenko is the fifth President of Ukraine (2014-2019) and currently a Member of Ukraine’s Parliament and [&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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