Census Canada 2021
In May 2021, Canada is conducting the 2021 Census. Census Day is May 11. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) encourages our community to participate and ensure that our voice is heard!

If you receive the long-form census, we encourage you to answer (where accurate, of course!) “Ukrainian” where applicable, particularly to questions 9a, 10, 22, 23, which relate to language use and ethnic and cultural origins.

Starting today, you can complete your census questionnaire online.

May 2021 Canadian Newsletter
Greetings!
Христос Воскрес! Воістину Воскрес!  
 
As we enter May, or traven’, the trees and grass are indeed getting greener as the name of the month describes, and in between some snow showers there is hope for the summer ahead!  
 
Through May 11, the 2021 Census is being conducted. The census is a vital tool in the development of government policy, programs and services in Canada and is important for the Ukrainian community in particular. The data collected is critical in our ability to implement bilingual school programs, conduct fundraising, and deliver programs and services that support the needs of our community. We encourage everyone to participate, and to answer “Ukrainian” where applicable (and accurate!). 
 
As the vaccination campaign in Canada ramps up, this month we hosted an excellent webinar answering questions about vaccines which is available for viewing for anyone looking for additional information. I hope that you’ve received, or will soon receive, your vaccine. We remember those who have died and prayers to those who are ill. We are grateful to all essential workers, to everyone working in health care who is working so hard in Canada’s hospitals to care for those in need.    
 
Thank you also to everyone who generously supported our Pysanka Campaign with a donation and by sharing the many interesting stories of how Ukrainian Canadians celebrate Easter right across the country. In the coming weeks we will launch our Community Engagement Survey and celebrate Vyshyvanka Day together as one community online.  
 
Please stay safe and enjoy the UCC Canada May Newsletter!
Ihor Michalchyshyn
CEO & Executive Director
UCC STATEMENTS & NEWS
UCC meets with Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Marc Garneau
Amid escalating Russian aggression against Ukraine, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) met today with the Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The UCC delegation, led by UCC National President Alexandra Chyczij, briefed Minister Garneau on the current situation and presented recommendations for actions that Canada and allies should take in support of Ukraine.
UCC and 19toZero Townhall on
Covid-19 Vaccines
UCC partnered with 19toZero, a national public health coalition, to offer a special Covid-19 Townhall to help answer your questions about Covid-19 and vaccines on. 

Launch of Holodomor Descendants Network
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) calls on all descendants of Victims and Survivors of the Holodomor-Genocide of 1932-33 in Ukraine to join the Global Holodomor Descendants’ Network.

“For decades, Survivors of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide of 1932-33 courageously shared their stories and their experiences and made sure that the world knew about the Holodomor. Survivors have made an invaluable contribution to truth and justice, and to ensuring that such crimes are never repeated,” stated Irene Mycak, Chair of the UCC National Holodomor Awareness Committee.

Hill Times on Russia’s escalation in its war on Ukraine, and Canada’s response. 

UCC CEO Ihor Michalchyshyn was interviewed by the Hill Times about Russia’s escalation in its war on Ukraine, and Canada’s response. 
UCC Briefing Note: Terminology: Russia’s war on Ukraine
The French-language version of the UCC Brief is available [HERE]
The English-language version of the UCC Brief is available [HERE]
The Ukrainian-language version of the UCC Brief is available [HERE]
Current Developments in Russian-occupied Crimea: Human Rights Situation and Russia’s Military Buildup Webinar
DONOR'S CORNER
great-grandmother, who inspired a donor to join our community
Brent Cunningham, P. Eng. has been our monthly donor for over six years and has recently joined the Friends of UCC club by making a $500 gift in memory of his great-grandmother Madelene Budzey (nee Korol). She was the inspiration behind Brent's reasoning to join the UCC community of donors and supporters.

To this day, Brent still remembers his great-grandmother's Ukrainian newspapers lying around the house. 
know she would have done the same if she were in my shoes.

Being a member of the UCC certainly helps him to keep closer to our community and Ukraine.


Janine Kuzma, UCC National Fund Development Manager
PYSANKA CAMPAIGN 2021
WINNER ANNOUCEMENT!
We would like to thank everyone who participated in our National wide Ukrainian-Canadian Easter basket.

The winner will be receiving a beautiful 2020 Royal Canadian Mint Pysanka coin, designed by Canadian artist Dave Melnychuk.


Our winner is Eugenia Leskiw of Bonneville Alberta!
COMMUNITY NEWS
The UCC Ontario Provincial Council
The UCC Ontario Provincial Council is working with our community in Oshawa to re-establish the local branch.

Join us and share with anyone who you think might be interested in being a part of this exciting renewal project.


Forum TV & Taras Bahriy
Тарас Багрій, президент Конґресу Українців Канади Онтаріо, колишній президент Конґресу Українців Канади відділ Торонто, громадський діяч.

*Напрямки роботи КУК Онтаріо в наступних декілька років
*Нові проекти
*Це все і багато іншого можна дізнатися, подивившись інтерв’ю з Taras Bahriy

Restore the Statue of
St. Volodymyr in Winnipeg
In the summer of 2019, vandals attacked the Blessed statue of St. Volodymyr cutting off pieces, including his head, to sell for scrap. Thankfully, his head was recovered but the staff pieces and cross are still missing.

Donations are being collected to repair and restore the statue.

Стипендійний фонд ім.Анни Кісіль
Світова Федерація Українських Жіночих Організацій (СФУЖО) оголошує прийом заяв на здобуття стипендії імені Анни Кісіль для вивчення української мови під час літніх онлайн курсів у Міжнародній школі україністики «Крок до України» при Міжнародному інституті освіти, культури та зв’язків з діаспорою Національного університету «Львівська політехніка» в липні 2021 р.

UPDATES FROM UCC COMMITTEES
UCC National Ukrainian Education Council | Vyshyvanka Association | UCC National Archives Committee
The National Conference for Ukrainian Educators will feature more than 25 workshops on various topics. Featured speakers: Oksana Levytska, Chair | Ukrainian World Congress International Education Coordinating Council and Zoya Lytvyn, Head of NGO Osvitoriya. 
Registration now open!




20 травня День вишиванки об'єднає українців Канади від узбережжя до узбережжя.

На вас чекають розіграші призів, цікаві конкурси та флешмоби, а також привітання від представників українських громад з усіх провінцій.




This workshop will provide an introduction to archives and archival practice in the Canadian context. It offers an overview and general understanding of archival processes necessary to have intellectual and physical control of archival materials. 




UPCOMING EVENTS
Digital Exhibit: Peculiar Pysanky: Незвичні Писанки
Oseredok are proud to launch our virtual exhibition, Peculiar Pysanky: Незвичні Писанки! With over 4000 pysanky in our collection, not all of them are traditional in the colours, designs, and patterns they use — some may even call them peculiar!

Take a look, read about each, learn more about our pysanka collection, and let us know which peculiar pysanka is your favourite!

Ukrainian Canadian Students' Union: Russian Aggression Awareness Month

The goal and purpose for this National Campaign in the month of May on Russian Aggression in Ukraine, is to raise awareness about the ongoing Invasion in Ukraine to the general Canadian public.
 
In the month of May, SUSK are hosting two webinars open to the public for registration that will spotlight a panel of expert speakers, to continue the education and urgency of Russian Aggression in Ukraine.

CIUS: Multiculturalism Then & Now
FRIDAY, MAY 28 2021 
10 AM (MDT, UTC-6) | 12 PM (EDT, UTC-4)
 
Former Ukrainian Canadian student activists discuss their involvement in the early days of the multicultural movement and reflect on its legacy.
 
Participation available only to 2021 Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences registrants.

Governor in Council appointments are public appointments by the Government of Canada to Crown corporations and federal entities (such as boards, agencies and commissions etc.)
We encourage qualified Ukrainian Canadians to put their names forward and to serve Canada and its people.
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