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UCC announces 2020 Parliamentary Intern

February 29, 2020. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce that Anna Bodnar has been selected as the UCC Parliamentary Intern for a four-month internship, beginning March, 2020. Anna will work in the office of Member of Parliament Peter Fonseca (Mississauga-East Cooksville). “We are pleased that Anna will be joining our [&hellip


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UCC CEO to accompany Minister Champagne on Ukraine visit

February 28, 2020. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the upcoming visit of The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, to Ukraine on March 4-6. The UCC is honoured to be invited to participate in Minister Champagne’s visit. UCC CEO Ihor Michalchyshyn will accompany Minister Champagne on his visit to Ukraine. [&hellip


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UCC Newcomers Committee Chairperson Application

  Newcomers Committee Chair: Develop and implement the committee workplan (including based on the Resolutions of the XXVI Triennial congress, priorities of the Board, and current issues) Work on the national level to identify and bring together leaders and practitioners who work in the fields of immigration and settlement Arrange and facilitate committee meetings, and [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian Arts Network Chairperson Application

UCAN Chair Responsibilities: Develop and implement the committee workplan (including based on the Resolutions of the XXVI Triennial congress, priorities of the Board, and current issues) Work on the national level to identify and bring together leaders and practitioners of the arts community Arrange and facilitate committee meetings, and present committee findings and recommendations to [&hellip


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UCC Announces New Committee Leadership

Following the successful XXVI Triennial Congress the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) has approved the following fourteen new committees that are set to work on the priority areas identified at the Congress. National Archives Committee Canada Ukraine Stakeholder Advisory Council Holodomor National Awareness Committee National Holodomor Education Committee National Internment Centenary [&hellip


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Honouring the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred

On February 20, Ukraine and Ukrainians around the world mark the Day of Commemoration of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred (Небесна Сотня).  In the fall of 2013, the Ukrainian people took to the streets in protest against the authoritarian, corrupt regime of former president Victor Yanukovych. This movement known as the Revolution of Dignity [&hellip


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Russian forces attack Ukrainian positions

February 18, 2020. OTTAWA, ON. Early this morning, Russian forces launched attacks on Ukrainian positions near Zolote, Luhansk oblast. According to reports from the Ukrainian military, Ukrainian forces repelled the attacks and held their positions. According to the Ukrainian military, one Ukrainian soldier was killed and five Ukrainian soldiers were wounded in action. The Ukrainian [&hellip


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Ukrainian Canadian community honours Roman Waschuk and Oksana Smerechuk

February 11, 2020. TORONTO, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) honoured Roman Waschuk, former Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine and his spouse Oksana Smerechuk for their contributions to public service and Canada-Ukraine relations at a special Tribute Gala in Toronto on February 1. Due to the generosity of our sponsors and supporters, $100,000 was raised to [&hellip


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Feb 7 2020 Letter to Ukrainian Minister of Culture and Sport

On February 6, Ukraine’s gymnastics federation announced that Ukraine would send a gymnastics team to an event being held in Moscow. The UCC wrote to Ukraine’s Minister of Culture and Sport Borodyansky and Minister of Foreign Affairs Prystaiko calling on them to ensure that Ukrainian national sports teams boycott sporting events being held in Russia. [&hellip


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