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Feb. 28, Thurs. 7:30 pm. UCPBA Ottawa Annual Ivan Franko Lecture has been cancelled due to illness.
We hope to reschedule this event in the Fall of 2019.


The Genocidal Famine 1932-1933: Learning Materials for Teachers & Students

by Valentina Kuryliw

Join us to celebrate the launch of a new comprehensive teaching resource

authored by Valentina Kuryliw, Director of

Education for the Holodomor Research and

Education Consortium. This resource featus

lesson plans, assignments and projects

with straightforward sensible and basic

information about the Famine.

Printed in full color, the richly illustrated book

contains archival documents, timelines, maps,

memoirs, photographs, eyewitness accounts,

age-appropriate literary works, multimedia

links and resource listings. The book is

accessible, instantly useable and packed with

ideas and photocopiable resources.


Valentina Kuryliw is a retired department

head and a history and social studies teacher

for the Toronto District School Board with over

35 years of teaching experience.

The daughter of Holodomor survivors,

Kuryliw has advocated for the inclusion of the

Holodomor in the Ontario curriculum, across

Canada and beyond for more than a decade.

She promotes awareness of the Holodomor and human rights,

develops and presents professional workshops for teachers

across Canada and in the USA. This is her second book on

teaching methodologies in history.

MONDAY MARCH 4, 2019 7:30PM


“Educators will find Holodomor in Ukraine to be

an invaluable resource filled with engaging lessons,

meaningful assessments and thorough background

information about Ukraine’s genocide,”

— Tamara Kowalczyk, history teacher with the

Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).


The book

Ukrainian Presidential Election Monitors Needed in Ottawa at Embassy of Ukraine.

We have received a request (both through National UCC and directly from the Ukrainian embassy) for Ukrainian citizens to help during election day.  Please make a strong effort to forward to any of your members who may be interested. 

 Feel free to forward to anyone who may be interested in taking part.

See the below for registration details:

Шановні співвітчизники!

Цим листом я хочу запросити Вас стати членами дільничої виборчої комісії при Посольстві України в Канаді і допомогти в організації виборів Президента України.

 Для цього потрібні наявність у Вас закордонного паспорта громадянина України, а також готовність брати участь у роботі комісії і забезпечити проведення голосування та підрахунок голосів.

 Вибори пройдуть 31 березня.

Повторне голосування (2 тур виборів) при потребі пройде 21 квітня.

 Якщо Ви зацікавлені, прошу надіслати нам листа з такою інформацією про Вас:


  1. Прізвище, ім’я, по батькові.
  2. Наявність чинного паспорта громадянина України для виїзду за кордон.
  3. Місце проживання.
  4. Контактний телефон.    
  5. Наявність досвіду роботи у виборчих комісій або спостереження на виборах.

 У разі додаткових запитань звертайтеся на електронну адресу .

 Заздалегідь вдячні за Вашу готовність долучитися до цієї важливої державної справи!

 З повагою,

Посол України в Канаді Андрій Шевченко 

Ви отримали це повідомлення, оскільки підписалися на розсилку новин Посольства України в Канаді.
Якщо Ви хочете надіслати повідомлення у цю групу, напишіть на
Якщо Ви більше не бажаєте отримувати новини з цієї групи, будь-ласка, надішліть лист на
Більше наших новин - тут:




2018 Scholarship Award winner was Stephanya Henry
UCPBA Ottawa President Michael MacKay made the presentation.


UCPBA Ottawa organized a community Holodomor event on

Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm.

Location: Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine. 952 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2C 3K7

Ceremony took place inside the church, and the wreath laying took place outside at the

Taras Shevchenko Monument.

Bread and Tea was served after the ceremony.

A video of the event can be seen here:






UCPBA Ottawa Canada Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Forum. 

 Was held on June 10, 2017 at the Rideau Carleton Entertainment centre

The power point presentation and videos of the presentations are available below:.




Please Support Our Members


UCPBA Ottawa Medical Kits for Ukraine Project 

Update: As of January 31, 2017 UCPBA Ottawa has raised over $4,930 for this project.

Medical supplies for the Maidan and now for the Ukrainian military is a major area where the Diaspora has been helping Ukraine for many months. Among the initiatives in this sphere is a project “Patriot Defence” funded by the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and led by its Kyiv-based Director of Humanitarian Initiatives Dr. Ulana Suprun. The project, which aims to help save lives in combat, provides medical training and equipment to the Ukrainian military. The project delivers Combat Lifesaver courses (CLS) and Improved First Aid Kits (IFAKs) to Ukrainian soldiers. The Patriot Defence’s goal is to deliver 10,000 IFAKs to Ukraine. Each Kit Costs $100 CDN.

UCPBA Ottawa will be collecting financial donations of any size (no amount is too small, or large) for this project, and will send the donation to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Toronto Branch which is coordinating the project in Canada.

Patriot Defence researched what NATO and the American army use as first aid kits; bought 250 of them, and brought them to Ukraine. As Dr. Surpun states: “we took the first aid kits and handed them over to the soldiers and said: ‘here you go, it will save your life.’ The guys took it and said: ‘wow, this is super cool but how do we use it?’ That’s when we realized that we had to teach them how to administer first aid in the battlefield.”

Patriot Defence researched information from the American army materials regarding soldiers’ mortality rate and found that roughly 60% of preventable deaths on the battlefield result from catastrophic blood lost, 30% from tension pneumothorax and 10% from blocked airways.

That is why the first aid kit has equipment and material to treat the three main killers on the battlefield: a Combat Application Tourniquet which can be adjusted easily (a one-handed tourniquet that needs to be placed on the very top of the affected limb), an Israeli-type bandage which is self-compressed to increase to stoppage of blood flow and a Quik Clot Combat Gauze which, as the name indicates, is a quick working agent that will not only stop the bleed but also serve as a gauze. All of these treat catastrophic blood loss and the soldiers have only 3 minutes to stop blood flow before the blood loss is too traumatic and death is inevitable
The Halo Chest Seals and a needle decompression device can treat a pneumothorax injury (where the lungs deflate from a bullet wound or shock wave) and a nasopharyngeal airway to treat blockage of the airways. The pack also includes a pill pack (for inflammation, pain medication and antibiotics), gloves, trauma scissors and a bag to carry all the items.

Please send your donation to

UCPBA Ottawa.

913 Carling Avenue

Ottawa, ON


Michael Kostiuk, President UCPBA Ottawa. 613-324-5409


Senator Andreychuk recognized for Lifetime Contributions to Ukrainian Canadian community
The Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Ottawa yesterday presented Senator Andreychuk with its Filip Konowal VC Lifetime Achievement Award, for her contributions to the development of the Ukrainian Canadian community.

“Ukrainian Canadians continue to distinguish themselves in all purs
uits in communities across Canada,” said Senator Andreychuk. “It is an honour to be recognized as having contributed to these achievements, and by an association of individuals that exemplify Ukrainian Canadians’ ongoing success.”

UCPBA(O) President Michael Kostiuk, who presented the award at the Association’s Annual Christmas Dinner in Ottawa, made particular note of Senator Andreychuk’s role in securing formal recognition of the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (“Holodomor”) in Canada.

“The Filip Konowal VC Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes substantial lifetime service to the Ukrainian Canadian Community,” said Mr. Kostiuk. “Senator Andreychuk represents the best of what it means to be a helpful Canadian, and a helpful Ukrainian-Canadian.”


Holodomor recognition

Senator Andreychuk introduced the resolution on Holodomor Ukraine Famine/Genocide in the Senate, which was adopted on June 19, 2003. She also sponsored Bill C-459, An Act to establish a Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (“Holodomor”) Memorial Day and to recognize the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 as an act of genocide, which received Royal Assent in May 2008.

The Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Ottawa

The Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Ottawa is a service organization dedicated to contributing to Canadian society by promoting good corporate citizenship and principles of volunteerism among its members, upholding and promote Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian culture, and facilitate and promote business and professional relationships with Ukraine and persons of Ukrainian heritage throughout the world.

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