Russia has declared war on Ukraine. The Russian army is conducting military operations against the Ukrainian people, targeting several Ukrainian cities and town. There are reports of explosions in the capital Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, and others.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Ukrainian people will resist and will fight for their freedom until the day that the Russian enemy is expelled from their land. The governments of the Free World state that they Stand with Ukraine. They must do so now in deed, not in word.

All efforts must be marshalled in the coming days in support of the Ukrainian peoples’ right to statehood and self-determination. Putin and his criminal regime will meet the end that awaits all tyrants and despots.

May God protect Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.

Glory to Ukraine. Glory to Her Heroes.

Слава Україні! Героям Слава!

– The Ukrainian Canadian Congress


The UHA will provide humanitarian assistance quickly and efficiently to those in need in Ukraine, working with the Ukrainian Canadian community across Canada to reduce duplication of effort, increase efficiency and ensure aid efforts have the most effective impact for Ukrainian citizens affected by the crisis.

“Efforts will be focused on the provision of humanitarian assistance in the form of medical care, emergency shelter and food security to displaced persons,” stated Orest Sklierenko, President of the Canada Ukraine Foundation.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between UCC and CUF details a framework for mutual collaboration:

  • to work collaboratively on humanitarian assistance initiatives directed towards Ukraine, facilitating uniform and coordinated action between the UCC and CUF, its branches, and members, while building on the recognized expertise, experience, and resources of each organization;
  • to develop projects that will combine the subject matter and implementation experience of CUF with the expertise of UCC in uniting the Ukrainian Canadian community;
  • to offer donors and other stakeholders an opportunity to make contributions and receive reports through a single channel; and
  • to adopt a coordinated approach in collaboration with donors and other stakeholders who wish to support people in Ukraine affected by crisis.

The main efforts of cooperation will be to provide humanitarian assistance/relief in the areas of Assistance to displaced persons, Medical care, Emergency Shelter and Food security. The roles and responsibilities of UCC and CUF are detailed in the MOA, including financial accountability, reporting requirements and overall transparency to the Ukrainian Canadian community.