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  • Russia significantly escalates attacks against Ukraine

    Russia significantly escalates attacks against Ukraine January 31, 2017. OTTAWA.  For the last several days, the Russian Federation and its proxy forces have unleashed intensive artillery, Grad rocket and mortar shelling of Ukrainian military positions and residential areas near Avdiyivka and surrounding locations. According to the Ukrainian army’s General Staff, eight Ukrainian soldiers were killed [&hellip


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    Crisis in Ukraine: Daily Briefing – 20 January 2017, 6 PM Kyiv time

    Crisis in Ukraine: Daily Briefing 20 January 2017, 6 PM Kyiv time   1. Russian Invasion of Ukraine The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (RNBO) reported that yesterday towards Luhansk, Russian-terrorist forces shelled Ukrainian positions at Krymske with mortars and grenade launchers. Towards Donetsk, Russian-terrorist forces fired on Ukrainian positions at Avdiyivka, Svitlodarsk [&hellip


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    UCC Board Concludes Successful Strategic Planning Session

    UCC Board Concludes Successful Strategic Planning Session  December 16, 2016. On the weekend of December 3, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Board of Directors, along with special guests, gathered in Toronto to undertake a strategic planning session. The session focused on developing the resolutions set out by the recent UCC Triennial Congress as well as [&hellip


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    Donate to Tribute to Liberty Memorial

    Dear friends, I am pleased to announce that we are moving forward with the creation of a Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Canada a Land of Refuge in Ottawa’s parliamentary precinct. We still need $200,000 to reach our $3M goal to fund this Memorial. For this we need your help to permanently enshrine the [&hellip


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    UCC Launches #KoliadaCampaign

    UCC Launches #KoliadaCampaign   Each year, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) embarks on a fundraising campaign to support the leading voice of the Ukrainian community in Canada. We are a volunteer-driven organization which serve 1.3 million Ukrainian-Canadians, contributing to Canada’s rich multicultural fabric. We encourage you to participate in our online Koliada campaign and spread the warm holiday [&hellip


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    UCC Meets With Nadiya Savchenko

    UCC Board of Directors Meets with Nadiya Savchenko   December 3 – During its strategic planning session in Toronto, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Board of Directors met with Ukrainian Member of Parliament and former political prisoner Nadiya Savchenko. Ms. Savchenko was released from Russian prison after almost two years of illegal detention. The UCC Board [&hellip


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    25th Anniversary of Canada’s Recognition of Ukraine’s Independence

    25th Anniversary of Canada’s Recognition of Ukraine’s Independence December 2, 2016.  Ottawa.  Today marks the 25th anniversary of Canada’s recognition of Ukraine’s Independence. On December 1, 1991, the people of Ukraine were asked – “Do you support the Act of Declaration of the Independence of Ukraine?” as was adopted by Ukraine’s Parliament on August 24, [&hellip


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    UCC Applauds Additional Canadian Sanctions for Russia’s Illegal Occupation of Crimea

      29 November, 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) applauds yesterday’s announcement by Canada’s Department of Global Affairs that 15 individuals, including six members of the Russian State Duma, have been subjected to asset freezes and dealings prohibitions for their role in Russia’s continuing illegal occupation of Crimea. The Department of Global Affairs stated, [&hellip


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    UCC Supports Canadian Bill Establishing Crimean Tatar Deportation Memorial Day

      28 November 2016. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) fully supports Bill C-306, An Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide. Bill C-306 was introduced in the House of Commons by Kerry Diotte (MP-Edmonton Griesbach) on [&hellip


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    Statements by PMO and Official Opposition on Holodomor National Awareness Week

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Holodomor Memorial Day The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on Holodomor Memorial Day: “Today, we commemorate one of the darkest chapters in human history: the forced starvation of millions of Ukrainians by the tyrannical regime of Joseph Stalin in the early 1930s. This [&hellip


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