Ukrainian Canadian Congress
Site: Niagara Branch
|Record #: NIA2133||Last Modified: 02 Dec 2019||Last Full Update: 02 Dec 2019|
|Primary Contact||Irene Newton, President; Phone: (Residence) 905-684-8643|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Located In Community||St Catharines|
|Mailing Address||16 Dixie Rd, Unit 400
St Catharines, ON L2N 7N5
|Service and Access Details|
|Description (Service)||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 existence and development for the enhancement of Canada's socio-cultural fabric. Visit the National web site page at www.ucc.ca for more information.
The Niagara Branch will provide contacts for a variety of Ukrainian social and cultural groups in the Niagara region including: dance groups, choirs, churches, church groups, Ukrainian language classes, pysanka (Easter Egg painting), dance classes etc.
UCC Niagara offers annual scholarships and bursaries for graduating high school students and post graduate degrees for students who are of Ukrainian heritage and live in the Niagara Region. UCC Niagara also supports projects within the community which involve arts, culture, education and community growth dealing with Ukrainian content.
The numerous organizations making up the Ukrainian Community of Niagara have many events including Open Houses during the Folk Arts Festival in May.
|Hours||Call for information|
|Application||Call for information|
|Languages||English - Reception, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications ; Ukrainian - Reception, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications|
|Fees||Program - for some programs such as dance classes, etc|
|Physical Access||Not Applicable|
|Legal Status||(50) Non Profit|
|Funding||Volunteers and memberships|
|Meetings||Call for information|
|Service Categories||Cultural Heritage Groups ~ Ukrainian Community|
|Print Material||upon request|
|Events||A variety of events throughout the year including the following annual events:
April - Chornobyl Nuclear Disaster Memorial Service
May - Open Houses for the Folk Arts Multicultural Festival
August - Ukrainian Independence Day Celebrations
End of August/Beginning of September - Ukrainian Heritage Day Celebration
November - Holodomor, Famine Genocide Memorial Service
Each Ukrainian organization or church has its own list of events and activities. Check local papers for listings.