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Who We Are

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) represents the Ukrainian Canadian community before the people and Government of Canada, promotes linkages with Ukraine, and identifies and addresses the needs of the Ukrainian community in Canada to ensure its continued development within Canada's socio-cultural fabric.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Toronto Branch (UCC-Toronto) has approximately 40 member organizations that represent our community across a wide spectrum of demographics and interests (see attached list).  These organizations are separate entities with their own members and are represented within UCC-Toronto via their member representatives who elect the Board of the UCC-Toronto.

There are currently over 1.2 million Canadians of Ukrainian background living in Canada, over 100,000 living in the City of Toronto and many more residing in the surrounding Greater Toronto Area.

Our Vision

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strives to be a proactive, national, united and self-sustaining body that provides a high standard of leadership in developing the destiny of Ukrainian Canadians.

Aims and Objectives

The Board is supported by its member organizations and the community in its efforts to achieve the following goals and objectives:

  • To represent the Ukrainian Canadian Community in the Greater Toronto Area and all surrounding municipalities where no branch of the UCC exists to serve the needs of the Ukrainian Canadian Community.
  • To strengthen and co-ordinate the participation of Ukrainian Canadians in Canadian social and cultural life, based on democratic principles of justice, freedom and independence.
  • To promote the development of friendly and mutually beneficial relations between Canada and Ukraine.
  • To assist Ukraine in building an independent, united, and democratic state.
  • To plan and develop among Ukrainian Canadians sound community life in all its aspects.
  • To maintain, develop and enhance the Ukrainian culture and language as integral elements of the Canadian multicultural mosaic;
  • To carry on and assist in efforts for the improvement of the social, economic and cultural conditions of Ukrainian Canadians, and to cooperate with other agencies in rendering assistance to Ukrainian Canadian elderly, disadvantaged, youth, and Ukrainian immigrants, and refugees.
  • To promote the growth of a spirit of tolerance, understanding and goodwill between all segments of society within a multicultural Canada.

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