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Update on Postcards for Political Prisoners campaign

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is pleased to report that the Postcards for Political Prisoners project was  launched in Ottawa in early December. Show Your Support for Ukrainians Illegally Imprisoned by the Russian Federation! UCC joins the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) call on the international community to show its support for the many Ukrainian citizens illegally imprisoned by [&hellip


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Canada’s International Assistance to Ukraine

December has been a busy month for the UCC’s Ottawa office, as we work to inform Canada’s Members of Parliament on the importance of renewing Canada’s commitment to international assistance to Ukraine.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is calling on the Government of Canada to commit to maintaining funding for international development assistance to Ukraine at the current level of $50 million [&hellip


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UCC Toronto Holodomor Memorial Project

Toronto Holodomor Memorial Project The objectives of the Holodomor Memorial Project in Toronto are: To erect a memorial to the victims of the Holodomor, To raise public awareness of the Holodomor as genocide, To have the unveiling of the Memorial in the shortest reasonable time To provide an appropriate public site for an annual Holodomor Commemoration [&hellip


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UCC expresses condolences to family of former Manitoba Chief Justice Ben Hewak

Former Manitoba Chief Justice Ben Hewak has died.  The Ukrainian Canadian Congress expresses condolences to the Hewak family on their loss. Justice Ben Hewak was a pillar of the Ukrainian Canadian community and an example of determined leadership in his professional and community work. Prayers will be given at Sts. Vladimir and Olga Cathedral in Winnipeg [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Addition of Ukraine to the AFCCL

UCC Welcomes Addition of Ukraine to the AFCCL December 13, 2017. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the addition of Ukraine to the Automatic Firearms Country Control List (AFCCL), announced today by the Government of Canada. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated “I’m delighted to make this announcement today. The addition [&hellip


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UCC Welcomes Canada’s Defence Committee Report on Ukraine

UCC Welcomes Defence Committee Report on Ukraine  Calls on Government of Canada to implement recommendations December 11, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the report published today by the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, Canada’s Support to Ukraine in Crisis and Armed Conflict. Among its recommendations, the Committee advocates for [&hellip


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2018 Winter Bulletin

The 2018 Winter Bulletin is here! See over 16 pages of activities and reports from the summer and fall such as how the community rallied around Team Invictus Ukraine athletes, to encourage, support and motivate them.     Download Link Here


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Canada Commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day

Canada Commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day November 24, 2017. OTTAWA. On Saturday, November 25, Canada commemorates Holodomor Memorial Day. In 1932-33, millions of Ukrainians – children, women and men – were murdered by the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin. The Ukrainian nation was condemned to death by starvation because of the Ukrainian peoples’ aspiration for independence [&hellip


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UCC Condemns Continuing Repressions in Russian-occupied Crimea

UCC Condemns Continuing Repressions in Russian-occupied Crimea  Calls for Canada to immediately act to sanction Russian human rights abusers November 23, 2017. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strongly condemns the latest round of political repressions perpetrated by the Russian occupation regime in Crimea against the indigenous Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian population. Earlier today, several Crimean [&hellip


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