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20.04.2017

Someone once told me that dogs would never be allowed into a hospital in Ukraine. “People are too hostile to the idea of dogs there,” I was warned, “they are considered an item and a nuisance, often only used to protect properties. It’s not like Canada there.” Indeed, Ukraine can be differentiated from Canada in many ways. But an ability to evolve and respond to changing needs and demands is not one of them. This, evidenced by the fact that nearly two years after its conception, Hero’s Companion continues to grow and expand its activities in Ukraine’s capital region. Hero’s Companion, an innovative, Canadian-Ukrainian project now under the auspices of the...



29.03.2017

The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) has announced the program for the 2017 Holodomor Education Conference: “Education–Awareness–Action,” to be held May 5-7, 2017, at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The conference engages educators who are interested in issues of human rights, social justice, democracy, and the genocides of the twentieth century, as well as in the methodologies, resources, and technologies for teaching the Holodomor - the murder by starvation of millions in Ukraine carried out by authorities in the Soviet Union in 1932-33...



29.03.2017

Ukrainian Americans of Michigan sent a strong delegation to Washington, D.C. on March 8-9, 2017 to participate in the first of several “Ukraine Days” planned for 2017. Ukraine Days is a long standing national initiative of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America/Ukrainian National Information Service (UCCA)/(UNIS) that provides for Ukrainian communities to collectively converge on Washington, D.C., to simultaneously conduct meetings with their members of Congress and to hold a number of joint events during two day of planned advocacy...



23.03.2017

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce the launch of its project, Celebrating the Strength of Canada's Diversity: Youth Engaging Youth. The project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada's Department of Heritage Canada 150 Fund. With the Celebrating the Strength of Canada's Diversity: Youth Engaging Youth Project, the UCC will work with its member organizations across the country to organize youth-led and driven Canada 150 celebratory events in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. Ukrainian Canadian youth will organize ten events in each province (ranging from sport to celebratory to cultural activities) working in partnership with youth from other ethnocultural, linguistic, and Indigenous communities...



23.03.2017

The Canadian Museum of History is pleased to announce that BCU Foundation is donating $100,000 in support of the Museum’s new signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall. The Hall will be the largest, most comprehensive and engaging exhibition about Canadian history ever created. It opens July 1, 2017 as Canadians celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. BCU Foundation is a leading Ukrainian-Canadian charitable institution which promotes the vibrant growth and long-term development of the Ukrainian-Canadian community. Launched in 2006, the foundation delivers assistance to cultural and educational endeavors in Canada...



23.03.2017

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs today announced that the Government of Canada is extending Operation UNIFIER, the Canadian Armed Forces military training mission in Ukraine, until the end of March 2019. Through Operation UNIFIER, the Canadian Armed Forces provides military training and capacity-building assistance to Ukrainian Forces personnel in support of Ukraine’s efforts to maintain sovereignty, security, and stability...



14.03.2017

Mr. President, distinguished Members of this honorable Court. It is a great honor and exceptional privilege to appear before the principal judicial body of the United Nations on behalf of Ukraine. Ukraine has come before this Court to defend the basic human rights of its people, faced with the Russian Federation’s violations of international law. Today, I ask the Court to indicate provisional measures to prevent those rights from being irreparably harmed while this case is pending. Thousands of innocent...



14.03.2017

Dear Mr. President of Ukraine, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, comrades generals, admirals, and officers! For the third year in a row, an undeclared war against Ukraine continues. Our society, volunteers and the state, especially the Armed Forces and other military formations were able to stop the enemy, but at a high price- at the expense of lives of Ukraine’s best children. Battles for the complete liberation of Ukraine continue. However, the struggle is being waged not only in Ukraine. The world order is collapsing before our eyes. The unity of the West based on the principles of freedom and democracy is experiencing unprecedented challenges. The...



05.03.2017

Today, the British House of Commons unanimously passed the UK Magnitsky sanctions legislation. Following the historic vote, Member of Parliament James Bezan issued the following statement: “Today the United Kingdom became the third country to adopt Magnistky sanctions. The U.K., the U.S., and Estonia each passed their respective bills unanimously. In 2015, the Canadian Parliament unanimously passed its own motion calling for Magnitsky sanctions to be applied to corrupt foreign officials. “In May, I tabled Bill C-267 “Justice for Victims of...



05.03.2017

With his speech leading off the Debates on the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement in the House of Commons on February 7, MP Wrzesnewskyj issued a friendly challenge to the Speaker of Ukraine’s parliament Parubiy and his colleagues in the Verkhovna Rada, the Parliament of Ukraine, as to which parliament will pass the Canada – Ukraine Free Trade Agreement first. On February 14, Bill C-31 was successfully passed by the Canadian House of Commons at Third Reading. Meanwhile, the Minister of Economic Development of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv expects the Verkhovna Rada to follow the Canadian lead within the next few weeks. In his speech and during...



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