Daria Luciw, President

On behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Alberta Provincial Council, we wish to thank all volunteers, sponsors and delegates for their support in making Congress XXIII a success! It was the first time in 70 years that this gathering of the leadership of the Ukrainian Canadian community was held in Edmonton. Hosted by the UCC National and APC, Congress XXIII provided three full days of networking, policy forums, exhibits and awards. The delegates elected the leadership of the Ukrainian Canadian community for the next 3 years, as well as marked the 70th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the upcoming 120 anniversary of Ukrainians in Canada. Congress XXIII featured engaging speakers – Paul Grod, James Temerty, Dr. Volodymyr Viatrovych (Ukraine), Dr. Lyubomyr Luciuk, Minister Gene Zwozdesky, MLA Genia Lesiw, Dr. Olena Bilash, Ambassadors Derek Fraser, Daniel Caron, Yuri Scherbak and Ihor Ostash and many others, thought-provoking sessions, and a strong youth delegation. The Program can be found at:; for Congress resolutions, media releases, multimedia etc. please visit



UCC National President Paul Grod welcomes delegates. Government Relations Session – Dr. Luciuk, Taras Zalusky, Genia Leskiw, MLA, Andriy Hladyshevsky

UCC-APC President thanks Dr. Olena Bilash for her presentation. Special Guests from Ivano-Frankivsk oblast of Ukraine – “Hutsulochky”
Shevchenko Foundation President Andriy Hladyshevsky presents the foundation’s report

Holodomor Education Session – Valentyna Kuryliw. Newcomer Involvement Session – Serhij Kororliuk, Ivanna Szewczuk, Ihor Gawrachynski (back)

Minister Gene Zwozdesky addresses delegates. Engaging Ukraine Session – Volodymyr Viatrovych, Paul Grod

Volya Dancers entertain guests. Bilingual Education Session – Taras Podilsky, Daria Darewych, Vodko Boychuk, Nadia Prokopchuk

UCC Shevchenko Medal (Education) – Dr. Manoly Lupul – Ambasaador Daniel Caron, Paul Grod, Daria Luciw, Senator Raynell Andreychuk. James Temerty’s presentation
UCC Youth Leadership Award – Adriana Luhovy – Ambasaador Daniel Caron, Paul Grod, Daria Luciw, Senator Raynell Andreychuk, Ambassador Ihor Ostash
Delegates of the Congress XXIII in Edmonton, AB

All photos by Serhiy Kostyuk