Nationally, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is the voice of Canada’s Ukrainian community. The Congress brings together under one umbrella all the national, provincial and local Ukrainian Canadian organizations. Together with its member organizations, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress has been leading, coordinating and representing the interests of one of Canada’s largest ethnic communities (1.4 million) since 1940 and has been instrumental in shaping Canada’s social, economic and political landscape. You can read more about our organization here: https://www.ucc.ca/about-ucc/
Locally, UCC Nova Scotia Branch was established in 2017 and is the only representation of the UCC in Atlantic Canada. We came together as a community to celebrate our Ukrainian heritage, raise awareness about Ukraine and its history (especially, the commemoration of the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine), and advocate for the interests of Ukrainian community in Nova Scotia. UCC NS works with provincial and municipal levels of government and local politicians (MPs and MLAs) from all political parties.
Ukrainian Canadian Congress Nova Scotia Branch is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. Since russia’s unprovoked full-scale war of aggression against Ukraine launched on February 24, 2022, UCC NS has concentrated its efforts, human resources and social capital to support Ukraine and Ukrainian people. We hold regular fundraising events and donate collected money to various organizations in Ukraine that together contribute to the war effort and resistance against russia’s aggression and occupation. In addition, we collaborate with the Government of Nova Scotia and local settlement organizations (ISANS and YMCA) in welcoming war-displaced Ukrainians and helping them settle in our province. In partnership with the Government of Nova Scotia, UCC NS has been assisting Ukrainians with finding local resources, jobs, and temporary housing provided by Canadian host families.
UCC NS Governing Board
UCC NS has an Executive Committee and is governed by the Board of Directors.
Acting President: Lyubov Zhyznomirska
Vice-Presidents: Lyubov Zhyznomirska, Bohdan Luhovyy
Secretary: Lena Lugovaya Treasurer: Sergiy Zhyznomirskyy
Board of Directors: Lina Costyuk, Anastasia Mereschuk, Stanislav Serebriakov, Olena Stepanova, Igor Yushchenko.