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XXVII Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians

XXVII Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians took place in Winnipeg, MB, October 28 – 30 of 2022. The three days filled to the brim with compelling plenaries, engaging workshops, interesting keynote speakers, comprehensive reports on the work of member organizations of Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), meaningful discussions and resolutions that set the priorities for UCC for the next three years.

Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF), as one of the UCC member organizations, was represented at the Triennial by its President/CEO, Orest Sklierenko, COO, Major (retired) Oksana Kuzyshyn, Chair of the Ukraine Humanitarian Relief Committee, Victor Hetmanczuk, and several Directors from across Canada that serve on its Board.

On Friday, October 28th, CUF has presented its report to more than 400 delegates and guests from across Canada, talking about its history, projects prior to the major invasion, and the humanitarian relief work since.

Victor Hetmanczuk discussed in detail the emergency response CUF has provided in Ukraine since February 24th, such as delivery of food boxes, medicine and medical equipment across Ukraine, the re-initiation of Surgical Missions (CUSAP) in Poland, shipment of civil de-mining robots and firefighter equipment to the Ukraine’s Ministry of Emergency Response, and support for mental health programs for children and adults. He has also talked about the winterization projects in Ukraine that are in the works as the harsh winter is looming.

Orest Sklierenko touched on the short, mid and long term goals as the humanitarian aid CUF provides in Ukraine will continue to evolve in response to the changing needs on the ground, and reaffirmed Foundation’s mission of providing help to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine for as long as there is need. You will be able to watch the full presentation next week on our website.

Many distinguished guests were welcomed at the Triennial, including:

  • Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada,
  • Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister,
  • Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence,
  • Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development,
  • James Bezan, MP, Selkirk Interlake Eastman, spoke on behalf of the Leader of the Opposition the Honourable Pierre Poilievre
  • The Honourable Heather Stefanson, Premier of Manitoba,
  • Scott Gillingham, Mayor-elect of Winnipeg,
  • Her Excellency Larisa Galadza, Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine
  • First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska
  • Minister of Defence
  • Oleksiy Reznikov
    Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba
  • Her Excellency Yuliya Kovaliv, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada

Government of Canada reaffirmed their full support for Ukraine’s fight against the Russian invasion and announced:

  • New sanctions against Russia;
  • Will sell a 5-year Sovereignty Bonds to raise money for Ukraine;
  • Will continue supporting Ukraine with military and defence equipment.

 

This was also the time to recognize and honour the recipients of the Shevchenko Medal, the UCC National Leadership Award and the UCC National Youth Leadership Award.

CUF’s own Victor Hetmanczuk received Shevchenko Medal for Community Development, Oksana Kuzyshyn and Katrusia Smolynec received UCC Leadership Awards – we could not be more proud and express sincere gratitude for their dedication! These awards are the testament to their selfless devotion to our Ukrainian Canadian community!

Following the conclusion of the Triennial Congress, a delegation of the UCC visited the Taras Shevchenko Monument to pay tribute to Ukraine’s Bard.

Background

Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) was established in 1995 to coordinate, develop, organize and deliver assistance projects generated by Canadians and directed to Ukraine and to the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada.

The Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal has been established jointly by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF) to formalize a coordinated approach in providing humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. The main efforts of cooperation are to provide humanitarian assistance/relief in the areas of assistance to displaced persons, medical care, emergency shelter and food security.

Please donate to the appeal today to support millions of Ukrainian families who have been displaced from their homes.
#HelpUkraineNow

Your donation is needed to help support this important community project!

Welcome

The Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) was established to coordinate, develop, organize, and deliver assistance projects generated by Canadians and directed to Ukraine.

CUF was established as a national charitable foundation that would coordinate Canadian organizations that have projects across both Ukraine as well as Canada.

Current Projects

UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN RELIEF COMMITTEE

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal 

CUF and UCC launched a public  #HelpUkraineNow Campaign to raise $5 million to provide humanitarian assistance to those in need in Ukraine to address any further aggression by Russia. Total donations received to date – over $4,000,000.

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Health

Canada-Ukraine Foundation’s (CUF) medical missions in Ukraine have been widely popularised by Victor Malarek on the CTV’s W5 show and since 2014, CUF has sponsored five missions.

 

New Branches for Dzherelo in Lviv

Dzherelo Children’s Rehab Centre in Lviv is growing new branches!

 

We are working to complete these projects and others with the continued financial support of our donors.

Donate

To support the continuing work of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation in delivering assistance projects generated by Canadians to Ukraine. Your donation ensures our programs and committees receive the funding they need to provide life-changing aid to Ukraine, especially during these troubled times.

Charity Registration number: 898992151RR0001

News

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Contact

Our organization has years of experience in providing charitable aid in both Canada and Ukraine. Based in Toronto, our team is ready to answer any questions and inquiries you may have, both locally and remotely. To learn more about how The Canada-Ukraine Foundation conducts its work, or what we’re working on now, contact us today by email at [email protected], by calling (416) 966-9700, or using our form below.

    To support the continuing work of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation in delivering assistance projects generated by Canadians to Ukraine. Your donation ensures our programs and committees receive the funding they need to provide life-changing aid to Ukraine, especially during these troubled times.

    Charity Registration number: 898992151RR0001