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  • Donors Corner: Mrs. Maria Nebesio

    Happy 94th birthday to Maria Nebesio – our long-time supporter and a new UCC President’s Club Member. Recently, I had the privilege to talk to Mrs. Maria Nebesio and asked her a few questions about her life experiences. Mrs. Nebesio arrived in Vancouver in 1948 and became involved in our community almost immediately. Eventually she [&hellip


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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 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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    Voters Information – Президентські вибори – 2019

      Конґрес Українців Канади нагадує громадянам України, які постійно або тимчасово перебувають на території Канади і на день голосування досягли 18-річного віку, про участь у голосуванні на виборах. Для того щоб проголосувати, потрібно бути включеним до виборчого списку в Канаді або до загального Державного реєстру виборців за адресою проживання/перебування. Кінцева дата реєстрації виборців – 15 [&hellip


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    International Women’s Day 2019

    UCC Statement on International Women’s Day 2019 In 1975 the United Nations declared March 8 International Women’s Day to promote women’s rights. On this day, we pay special tribute to the Ukrainian Canadian women who have enriched our community through service in all walks of life. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress takes great pride in the fact that women [&hellip


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    UCC March 2019 Canada Newsletter

    We offer you our March 2019 Canadian Newsletter in the hopeful spirit of looking ahead to the spring, with highlights from the past month as well as news about upcoming events


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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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    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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