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21 December 2021 • 21 грудня 2021 р. • 18.51 (438)
UCC Saskatchewan Holiday Office Hours

Dec 22 & 23 – 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Dec 24 & 27 – closed
Dec 28-30 – 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Dec 31 – 9:30 AM – 1 PM

Jan 3-5 – 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Jan 6 – 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Jan 7 – closed

Робочі години Офісу КУK у Саскачевані у святкові дні

22 і 23 грудня – 9:30 – 17:00
24 і 27 грудня – офіс зачинено
28-30 грудня – 9:30 – 17:00
31 грудня – 9:30 – 13:00

3-5 січня – 9:30 – 17:00
6 січня – 9:30 – 13:00
7 січня – офіс зачинено

A Word from Us

Слово від нас

Important Changes Coming to UCC Saskatchewan Settlement Services
Важливі зміни очікуються у наданні послуг з поселення при КУК Саскачевану
Settlement Advisor Services end on December 31st

On December 17, 2021 UCC Saskatchewan was officially notified that the Government of Saskatchewan would no longer be funding our Settlement Advisor program beyond this year. This follows a Negotiated Request for Proposal Process.

After more than 14 years of providing important help to our province’s newcomers, UCC Saskatchewan is disappointed that this will come to an end on December 31st. Continue reading (Visnyk, winter 2021, p. 5)

Please note that UCC Saskatchewan will continue to serve Saskatchewan newcomers with both Translation and Interpretation Services as well as English for Employment Language Training.

Послуги радників з питань поселення іммігрантів закінчуються 31 грудня

17 грудня 2021 року КУК Саскачеван отримав офіційне повідомлення про те, що після закінчення цього року, уряд Саскачевану більше не буде фінансувати програму КУК Саскачевану з надання послуг поселення для новоприбулих. Це відбулося після завершення процесу розгляду запитів на пропозицію.

КУК Саскачевану розчарований тим, що після більш ніж 14 років надання вагомої допомоги для новоприбулих до нашої провінції, це має завершиться 31 грудня. Читати далі (Вісник, зима 2021, стор. 5)

Зауважте, що КУК Саскачевану продовжуватиме надавати послуги для новоприбулих з питань письмового та усного перекладів, а також курсів англійської мови для працевлаштування (E4E).

Last month, UCC Saskatchewan approved a one-time 2021 Special Pandemic Funding grant through the Hromada Legacy Fund. The aim of the grant of $750 is to assist UCC Saskatchewan member organizations maintain their operations as they cope with the serious limitations of the COVID-19 pandemic.We are pleased to announce that, thus far, a total of $12,750 has been granted to 17 applicants (Visnyk, winter 2021, p. 2).

Please consider supporting the Hromada Legacy Fund by making a tax-deductible contribution. Appeal + donation card

Programs, Services, Projects

Програми, послуги та проекти

Winter 2021 issue
The electronic version of Visnyk is available online here (PDF)If you wish to receive the printed version of Visnyk by mail, contact our office at your convenience.

Зимовий номер 2021 р.
Електронна версія чергового номера “Вісника” доступна онлайн тут (PDF)

Якщо Ви бажаєте отримувати “Вісник” звичайною поштою, повідомте наш офіс при нагоді.

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The Fall of 2021 marks a significant milestone for Communicator—the first cohort of community interpreters and translators graduated from the program.

The Communicator program aims to standardize the translation and interpretation services delivered in support of settlement and resettlement in Saskatchewan, adding a level of professionalism to existing services.

Read more (Visnyk, winter 2021, p. 4)

Ridna Shkola in Regina Project Supported by UCC Saskatchewan’s Hromada Legacy Fund

UNF’s Saturday School has arranged for the delivery of these packages to seniors in Regina over the next few days. See Facebook post

Community News

Новини громади

Ukrainian family who moved to Sask. amidst fears of Russian invasion worry for friends, family
Some friends are ready to leave, others ready to fight, father says

Petro Skirchuk and his family moved to Saskatoon from Ukraine about eight months ago, largely because of the growing fear of a Russian invasion.

Now Skirchuk still looks back home, to Ukraine, and hopes that his family and friends — some of whom live near the eastern border shared with Russia — won’t be caught in a military push from their neighbours. Continue reading (cbc.ca, Dec 18, 2021)

Petro is UCC Saskatchewan’s Communicator Logistics Coordinator

A Christmas Message from Green Grove Camp

Click here to see entire poster

Introduction to Ukrainian Dance: Tavria School of Ukrainian Dance

A new music and movement class geared to younger kids. See Facebook post

Rushnychok’s Malanka Ukrainian Dance Performance (2 showtimes)
Saturday, January 15, 2022
, 2 PM & 7 PM
Persephone Theatre (Remai Arts Centre, 100 Spadina Cres E), Saskatoon

Facebook post | Poster

Malanka: Verba Ukrainian Dance Club
Friday, January 21, 2022
, 6:30 PM
Wakaw Recreation Centre

See Facebook post with poster for details

Malanka: Tavria Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensemble
Saturday, January 22, 2022
, 5:30 PM–12:30 AM
Regina Peforming Arts Centre (1077 Angus St), Regina

See Facebook post for details


Календар подій

Zabutnyy Dance Company Christmas Show and Zabava – Sat Jan 8, 2022 Regina

Online Learning Opportunities

Навчання онлайн

Virtual launch of the exhibition Lost Liberties — The War Measures Act

One of three event-periods in this exhibition explores Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914-1920 in which 8,579 Ukrainians and other Europeans, who were branded “enemy aliens” and imprisoned in 24 internment camps across Canada. Video (Canadian Museum of History on Facebook)



UCC National meets with Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs

Amid escalating Russian military aggression against Ukraine, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) today met with the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. The UCC briefed Minister Joly on policy recommendations to deter further Russian aggression against Ukraine. Continue reading (ucc.ca, Dec 21, 2021)

Escalation of Russia’s Aggression against Ukraine

On December 14, Dr. Alexander Lanoszka, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Waterloo, and Dr. Balkan Devlen, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, provided expert analysis of Russia’s escalation of aggression against Ukraine, and discussed the steps Canada, our NATO allies, and Ukraine should take in response.

Brought to you by UCC National, in partnership with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and the Central and Eastern European Council in Canada.

Video available for viewing here

Over 50% of Ukrainians willing to take up arms or otherwise resist further Russian invasion of Ukraine

A third of Ukrainians questioned in a nationwide survey have said that they would take up arms against a new Russian incursion into Ukrainian territory, while over a fifth (21.7%) expressed willingness to demonstrate civil resistance. It is to be hoped that Russian President Vladimir Putin and his cronies pay heed to such results. While resistance from the Ukrainian Armed Forces and ordinary Ukrainians might not be sufficient to withstand a mounted invasion, it would significantly increase the cost in lives of Russian soldiers. Continue reading (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, Dec 20, 2021)

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Будуємо сильну, динамічну українську громаду в Саскачевані

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