Stronger Together: XXVII Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians

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Stronger Together: XXVII Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians

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The first Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians was held in Winnipeg in 1940, against the backdrop of the Second World War. In the current brutal war of aggression against Ukraine, Manitoba is once again close to the Ukrainian-Canadian community.

Manitoba is one of the cradles of the life of the Ukrainian community in Canada, the birthplace of the Canadian-Ukrainian Congress. Since February 2022, Manitoba has accepted more than 12,000 Ukrainians and will continue to provide all necessary assistance. This was announced by Canada's Minister of International Development, Harjit Sajjan.

"First of all, I am worried for the entire Ukrainian community in Canada for what is happening in their homeland in Ukraine. Putin has illegally invaded the territory of Ukraine and is trying to illegally annex it. Putin's illegal invasion and attempted illegal annexation. This is our opportunity to show the Ukrainian community that the Canadian government steadfastly supports not only Ukraine, but also the Ukrainian people," says Canada's Minister of International Development Harjit Sajjan.

Canada has been helping Ukraine fight against Russian aggression since the first day of the war. According to the president of the World Congress of Ukrainians, Pavlo Grod, the strong relations between these countries are the result of the organization and influence of the Ukrainian community.

The three-day congress includes various plenary sessions, reports on the work of congress member organizations and seminars devoted to such topics as the future of Ukrainian school education in Canada, Ukrainian-Canadian culture, assistance to Ukrainian displaced persons and post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.

During the second final plenary session, the votes were counted and the governing bodies of the KUK were elected for the next three-year term. Oleksandr Khachiy was re-elected as the President of the Ukrainian Communist Party of Ukraine.

The three-year Congress also includes a Gala dinner at which the winners of the 2022 Shevchenko Prize, the highest form of recognition of the Ukrainian-Canadian Congress, are recognized.

Traditionally, the third day of the congress ends at the Taras Shevchenko monument. As a sign of mourning, the Delegates honor the memory of the millions of victims of the Holodomor with a moment of silence and a low bow.

The ceremony was attended by the President of Ukrainians of Canada, Oleksandra Khichiy, the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Montreal, Yevhen Choliy, and the President of the Ukrainian Congress of Manitoba, Joan Lewandowski. They are the ones who end the event by laying a wreath of flowers at the memorial.

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Video Upload Date: November 18, 2022

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