UWC Congratulates the UCC on the Opening of a National Office
March 2, 2012
UWC CONGRATULATES THE UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS ON THE OPENING OF A NATIONAL OFFICE
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) congratulates the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) on the official opening on February 26 of its new office in the heart of Canada’s capital, Ottawa.
The UCC has a 70-year history in Canada representing the country’s 1.2 million strong Ukrainian community. The opening of a National Office steps away from Parliament Hill signals a milestone for the organization in its effort to inform and connect with elected officials, policy makers and national NGOs on current affairs.
UWC President Eugene Czolij extended greetings during the opening ceremony that included a blessing of the premises and a ribbon cutting. The event was well attended by representatives of the Government of Canada, opposition parties, the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, and all levels of community organizations.
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“I applaud the UCC, a leading UWC member organization, on this historic accomplishment which will strengthen the organization’s role in promoting issues of concern to Ukrainians in Canada and shaping the Canadian landscape,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.
The UWC is an international coordinating body for Ukrainian communities in the diaspora representing the interests of over 20 million Ukrainians. The UWC has member organizations in 32 countries and ties with Ukrainians in 14 additional countries. Founded in 1967 as a non-profit corporation, the UWC was recognized in 2003 as a non‑governmental organization (NGO) by the United Nations Economic and Social Council with special consultative status.