Projects

Project name: “Holodomor Memorial Project”

Scope: Construction of a parkette, physical monument, maintenance fund, and education fund viable in perpetuity.

Alignment with TUF identity: Education

Partners: Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Toronto Branch

Objective: To raise public awareness of the Holodomor as a genocide of ethnic Ukrainians in 1932-33 by means of a multimedia experience at a parkette in a high-traffic area; to provide an appropriate public site for annual commemoration of the Holodomor every 4th Saturday each November; to create a fund to aid with public awareness in perpetuity. To these ends, TUF is aiming to raise $1.75 million.

Progress towards objective:

Funds gathered
75%

Last updated: 2018-02-06

Project name: “Remembrance Day 2016”

Scope: One-afternoon event on November 5, 2017, in the afternoon, at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Alignment with TUF identity: Education

Partners: Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Ukrainian Canadian Veterans’ Fund, Ukrainian War Veterans Association of Canada

Objective: To hold a dignified remembrance ceremony for the brave women and men who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms and democratic values in all of the conflicts of the past century. Our objective was to raise awareness by achieving attendance levels of >200 individuals.

Progress towards objective:

Attendance
100%

Last updated: 2017-11-25

Project name: “Remembrance Day 2016”

Scope: One-afternoon event on November 6, 2016, at 2pm, in Ukrainian Memorial Part, Etobicoke.

Alignment with TUF identity: Education

Partners: Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Ukrainian Canadian Veterans’ Fund, Ukrainian War Veterans Association of Canada

Objective: To hold a dignified remembrance ceremony for the brave women and men who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms and democratic values in all of the conflicts of the past century. Our objective was to raise awareness by achieving attendance levels of >200 individuals.

Progress towards objective:

Attendance
55%

Last updated: 2016-11-19

Project name: “Ambulances for Ukraine – Phase 2”

Scope: Ongoing, Phase 1 started in early 2015, re-evaluated March 2016

Alignment with TUF identity: relief of poverty and suffering

Partners: Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Paramedic Chiefs of Canada, Canada Ukraine Foundation

Objective: Deliver 16 used, quality, 220V retrofitted ambulances to Ukraine to help transport and treat those wounded as part of the ongoing war with Russian proxies in eastern Ukraine. TUF’s monetary contribution was the equivalent of one complete refit.

Progress towards objective:

Ambulances delivered
62.5%

Last updated: 2016-11-13

Project name: UCU Helps Ukraine “Unbroken Blossoms”

Scope: June 5th in Oakville at St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre; June 8th at UNF Hall in Toronto; June 10th at the UNF Hall in Hamilton, and; June 12th at the Dormition of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church in Mississauga. Interviews of featured guests by Radio MEEST and Kontakt TV program. Short meet and greet with two Ukrainian language and cultural Saturday schools – UNF West and Tsiopa Palijiw, as well as a similar meet and greet with pupils at St. Demetrius (Toronto Catholic District School Board).

Alignment with TUF identity: relief of poverty and suffering, education

Partners: Ukrainian Credit Union Ltd., Ukrainian National Federation – Toronto Branch, Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Toronto and Hamilton branches, St. Volodymyr Cultural Centre, Eastern Eparchy of the U.O.C. of Canada; Dormition of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church

Objective: Reach 1000 Toronto Ukrainian members with message of  accomplishments and challenges of  civil society in Ukraine relating to physical and mental recovery from conflict in Ukraine.

Progress towards objective:

Total Attendance
90%

Last updated: 2016-06-16

Project name: “Euromaidan University”

Scope: One-time event over three day in August 2014, during the Toronto Ukrainian Festival

Alignment with TUF identity: education

Partners: Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Toronto Branch

Objective: Attract hundreds of people to listen to, and take part in seminars about the Euromaidan and the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine.

Progress towards objective:

Attendance
100%

Last updated: 2016-06-14

Recurring Projects

Remembrance Day Ceremony

This yearly ceremony occurs on the Sunday closest to Remembrance Day (November 11th) in the Ukrainian Canadian Memorial Park on Scarlett Road, just north of Eglinton Avenue, Toronto. The event typically features music (military marching band, choirs), a keynote speaker, and lying of a wreath at the memorial. The event is free to the general public. The event is a memorial and a reminder of those that gave their lives for their country and principles.

Holodomor Awareness and Education Initiatives

The Holodomor (literally “death by hunger”) is the modern name of the artificial famine that was imposed on the Ukraine Soviet Socialist Republic in 1932-1933 to break opposition to Russian authority and to maximize collection of grain that could be sold abroad to raise money for industrialization. Each year, TUF supports the efforts of various community groups in educating the Canadian public about this horrific act.