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Ukrainian Canadian Congress

Site: Niagara Branch

Contact Details
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Primary Contact Irene Newton, President; Phone: (Residence) 905-684-8643
Site Details
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 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
Eligibility No restrictions
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
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1941
Funding Volunteers and memberships
Elections Biennial AGM
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.