The Holodomor Commemoration in Manitoba

November 25, 2021 The Holodomor genocide commemoration: the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba representatives and Cathy Cox, The Honourable Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage paid tribute to victims and survivors of The Holodomor. The Holodomor, also known as the Terror-Famine or the Great Famine, was a man-made genocide in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 to […]

Holodomor Commemoration Winnipeg

89th Holodomor Commemorations 2021

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and government restrictions, families of Holodomor survivors, Ukrainian/bilingual schools, youth and student organizations, churches, and community groups are encouraged to hold their own observances and post photos/links to videos of their commemorations on the Manitoba UCC Facebook page facebook.com/uccmb and other local social media sites. You can also send information […]

April 16 Holodomor Remembrance Day in Schools LAUNCH EVENT

Friday, April 16 at 8:00 pm EDTWe invite educators to join usfor the first Holodomor Remembrance Day in Schools Featuring a special presentation about the importance of this day during April Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month by Valentina Kuryliw, head of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress National Holodomor Education Committee, and author of Holodomor in […]

International Holodomor Famine Genocide Memorial Day

Saturday, November 28, 2020 is International Holodomor Famine Genocide Memorial Day  The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомо́р derived from морити голодом, moryty holodom, ‘to kill by starvation’) also known as the Great Faminewas a famine in Soviet Ukraine organised by Joseph Stalin and his Communist regime from 1932 to 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. The term […]

Holodomor Monument Commemorating The 50th Anniversary

One of the most heinous crimes in recent history is the Ukrainian famine and genocide, the result of a systematic totalitarian political scheme for killing millions of Ukrainians and even Ukrainian Mennonites in the early 1930s by starving an area once known as Europe’s breadbasket.The monument has an inscription in English, French, and Ukrainian which reminds us that we must be careful to see that these tragedies will not happen again and that these horrors should never be forgotten again.

Sign the Petition! Help us get Holodomor included in the Dictionary

“The Holodomor – the Soviet Communist regime’s genocide against the Ukrainian people, in which millions of innocent people were murdered – was covered up and denied by Soviet authorities for decades,” stated Irene Mycak, Chair of the UCC National Holodomor Awareness Committee. “Please join this campaign to assist us in informing the world about this act of genocide. Through awareness and education, we ensure that such crimes are never repeated.”


The Holodomor took place in Ukraine in 1932-33 and was one of the most heinous crimes in the history of mankind. This tragedy was the result of a deliberate political strategy masterminded by Stalin and his totalitarian communist regime to destroy the Ukrainian peasantry and was part of a plan to destroy Ukrainian national resistance to the Soviet state. By sheer magnitude, losses during the Holodomor surpassed those of the Ukrainian nation during the Second World War.


On September 21, 2014, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council sponsored the Official Unveiling of the Holodomor Statue: “Bitter Memories of Childhood” on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building. The statue is located near the monument to Taras Shevchenko. Dignitaries in attendance included the Lt. Gov. of Manitoba, Hon. Philip Lee, and the Premier Hon. Greg Selinger, Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak, UCC National President Paul Grod and the President of the Ukrainian World Congress Eugene Czolij.

The monument is an exact copy of the statue which is located at the entrance to the Holodomor Memorial Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine.

UCC-MBC appreciates for all the support these organizations have been giving for all past years!