Ukrainian Canadian Congress -
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is a non-profit organization which represents
and speaks for the vast majority of Canadians of Ukrainian ancestry. It consists of
provincial and local councils which represent cultural, educational, and religious groups
in their respective areas.
There are six provincial councils - Manitoba, Saskatchewan,
Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. National headquarters are in Winnipeg,
Manitoba, where UCC was first formed in 1940.
The British Columbia Provincial Council (UCC-BC) consists of
local branches - Vancouver and Vernon.
Each local council in turn consists of member organizations such as cultural and
educational societies, Ukrainian schools, performing and visual arts groups, and others.
Officially founded in 1990 at the province-wide conference Building
the Future: Ukrainians in BC, UCC-BC received a clear mandate
which is reflected in its ongoing goals
Since its inception, UCC-BC has co-ordinated events such as the Ukrainian Centennial Days
celebrations at the world-famous Plaza of Nations in Vancouver, the Ukrainian Showcase
Pavilion at the 1992 Pacific National Exhibition, and Ukrainian Showcase 2000 at the Plaza
of Nations in August 2000. UCC-BC also launched the community newsletter, Contact,
in 1991 and supports radio and television broadcasting in BC.
Board of Directors
Vice-President: Adam Kozak
Secretary: Myroslav Petriw
Treasurer: Amelia Chucko
President: Jarema Kowalchuk
President: Roman Chez
Ukrainian Canadian Congress
Ste. 647 - 167 Lombard Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0V3 CANADA
Tel: (204) 942-4627