History

Letter to President Zelensky

On August 26th the Ukrainian Canadian Congress wrote to President Zelensky and Interior Minister Avakov supporting the Ukrainian World Congress’ call for a strong and swift reaction of the Ukrainian state and law enforcement authorities to the criminal act of desecration of the “Bitter Memories of Childhood” statue at the National Museum of the Holodomor which took place on the night of August 21-22.

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History

Нова пісня про Україну

Хіба буває забагато пісень присвячених рідній Україні? Ніколи!
Напередодні святкування Дня незалежності України, приємною несподіванкою стала новина від художнього керівника колективу “Далі” Олени Гісси-Харченка про те, що українська культурна скарбничка поповнилась ще однією українською піснею про Україну.

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History

Black Ribbon Day 2020

81 years ago, on August 23, 1939 Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and Nazi German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop signed an agreement (officially known as the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), now commonly called the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.
One week later Nazi Germany invaded Poland, marking the beginning of World War II. Two weeks later, Soviet troops occupied the western territories of Poland. The victorious campaign ended with a “brotherhood” parade of Red Army and Wehrmacht units.

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News

UWC Condemns the Violence Against the Citizens of Belarus

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the violence against the citizens of Belarus and appeals to the Belarusian authorities to respect the fundamental human rights and the will of its citizens.
Ukrainians worldwide stand with the people of Belarus as they courageously defend their right for democratic free and transparent elections. “We are deeply troubled by reports of election fraud, suppression of civil society and independent journalism, repressions and violence against peaceful protesters,” stated UWC President Paul Grod.

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The UCC-MPC Project CARE

The UCC-MPC Project CARE will supply 500 Self-Care Kits and deliver them to the Ukrainian Canadian Senior community members who are living independently.

The Self-Care Kit consists of a reusable face mask, one alcohol-based hand sanitiser and one package of anti-bacterial hand wipes to be used as precautionary measures to help stop the spread of the virus. Also included in the Self-Care Kit is an information sheet that provides instructions on how to effectively use the products provided. Additional Self-Care items include hand lotion and dental kits as well as other items.

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News

A New Season KinoFilm Fest!

KinoFilm Fest is a cultural, not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to share, recognize and celebrate the art of cinema through showcasing Ukrainian, Ukrainian Canadian, and international film and filmmakers, in a unique program of screenings and special events.

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PROVINCE OF MANITOBA COMMEMORATES HOLODOMOR WITH UKRAINIAN COMMUNITY

On November 23, 2017 at a ceremony at the Manitoba Provincial Legislature Building, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Hon. Cathy Cox and Infrastructure Minister Hon. Ron Schuler, joined with community members and Members of the Legislative Assembly, to commemorate the victims of the Holodomor Famine Genocide in Ukraine, 1932-33.

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Shevchenko Monument 1961

In 1959 the Ukrainian community in Canada embarked on a significant undertaking – to place a monument to Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine’s national poet, on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislature. $175,000 was raised for this endeavor.Two years later, on July 9, 1961, nearly 25,000 Ukrainian Canadians from across the country gathered in Winnipeg to witness Canadian Prime Minister John Difenbaker solemnly unveiled a monument to Taras Shevchenko.

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Art & Culture

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEO MOL SCULPTURE GARDEN

Born Leonid (Hryhorijevich) Molodozhanyn on January 15, 1915 in the village of  Polonne, Ukraine to a long line of family potters,*  and at his father’s side and within the community, Leonid apprenticed and acquired the craft of modeling clay, using the potter’s wheel  and firing clay, to create  ceramics. 

Breaking from tradition, Leonid decided that he wanted to study painting in Vienna, Austria.

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Education

UCC LAUNCHES PARLIAMENTARY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

June 15, 2017. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) today announced the renewal of the UCC Parliamentary Internship Program aimed at providing Ukrainian Canadian youth with meaningful political experience. UCC is pleased that the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada (UNF) is a founding sponsor and will provide the interns training through the Paul Yuzyk Institute for Youth Leadership.

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News

CONTAINER OF MANITOBA AID ARRIVES IN MARIUPOL!

A container of medical supplies sent in June of this year to Ukraine by the UCC-MPC Euromaidan Committee has safely arrived in Mariupol, a city on the front lines in Eastern Ukraine. This shipment will assist wounded and displaced victims of Russian aggression. The bulk of the medical equipment was collected and donated by International Hope Canada.

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