Act Now! Vote For Ukraine!

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Authors: Iuliia Zubrytska, Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program Alumnus and a lawyer (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Dr. Markian Shulakewych, M.D., FRCPC, Canadian specialist physician with extensive medical experience in Ukraine (Ottawa, Canada)

In March 2014, Iuliia Zubrytska and Dr. Markian Shulakewych interviewed Maryana Zayats (Winnipeg, Canada), focusing on civil society democratic engagement in the upcoming Ukrainian Presidential elections, first round voting May 25, 2014, and possible second round voting June 15, 2014, and hopefully soon to be scheduled Ukrainian Parliamentary elections, and what Canada, Ukrainian diaspora and Ukrainian citizens can do to enhance, facilitate and realize the voting process. Continue reading

Head of Ukrainian Church Meets with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

sshot-1OTTAWA, May 8 – The Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper today to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv is in Canada for a ten-day visitation of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy (Diocese) of Toronto.

The Major Archbishop told the Prime Minister that his Church has consistently called for peace and reconciliation in Ukraine. However, the aggression by representatives of the Russian Federation has undermined the Church’s efforts to maintain calm. “There was no tension between Ukrainians and Russians in Ukraine until the Russian government annexed Crimea,” said the 44-year-old Primate of the five-million-strong Church. “It is the illegal actions of the Russian government – following upon years of Kremlin-backed corruption in Kyiv – that have brought strife to the country.” Continue reading

Stars align for Canada & Ukraine Together/Razom concert

By Olena Wawryshyn

The Canada & Ukraine Together/Razom benefit concert held on March 28th at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre near Toronto, Ontario was one of those rare events where everything fell into place so phenomenally that God’s hand seemed to be at work.

Incredibly, the gala concert was organized in just over three week. Ticket sales were so brisk that the event set a single-day ticket-sales record at the Centre’s Hammersmith Hall, which seats more than 1,300.

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Canadian Doctors to Travel to Ukraine

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Canadian Medical Professionals Travel to Ukraine to Undertake Medical Needs Assessment

April 1, 2014- For immediate release

Toronto/Ottawa- A group of volunteer Canadian medical professionals are travelling to Ukraine this week, to determine priorities for medical training, treatment and technology. This assessment will help determine the most efficient use of Canadian resources for aid and is co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF). Continue reading

DRINKING RESPONSIBLY MEANS NOT DRINKING RUSSIAN VODKA

2UCCLA MEDIA RELEASE Ottawa, 27 March 2014

Responding to the Russian invasion, occupation, and illegitimate annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (UCCLA) is calling upon the Government of Ontario to suspend the sale of alcoholic beverages produced or exported by the Russian Federation through all outlets of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). Letters asking for this measure to be put into effect immediately were sent to the LCBO’s chairman, Edward J Waitzer, with copies to Premier Kathleen Wynne and the leaders of the opposition parties in the Ontario Legislature, Andrea Horwarth and Tim Hudak, on 21 March. Continue reading