I started this site to help highlight Ukrainian culture, issues and events in North America and beyond. I was born and raised in Canada and consider myself Canadian, and with its mosaic culture as opposed to the American-style melting pot I am still free to learn and connect with the vast richness of my Ukrainian heritage.

Both my parents and grandparents emigrated to Canada in the aftermath of World War 2 as refugees like many others, as the third wave in the history of Ukrainian immigration to North America. They came mainly from Germany, where millions were kidnapped from their Nazi-occupied homeland and forced to work as slave labourers during the War. After the war Europe was left in rubble and their native homeland was handed over from their previous Austral-Hungarian and Polish rulers to the USSR by the Allies during the Yalta conference. These former prisoners of wars and slave labourers under the Nazis could not return to their newly-occupied Soviet state, which branded those opposed to Soviet rule as fascists and collaborators who would be ‘repatriated’ as enemies where they would be sent to the camps in frigid Siberia or executed.

  1. October 19th, 2009 at 18:42 | #1


    You asked me about my Baba book. I'm making the rounds of literary agents and fielding rejections. Sigh. You know, the usual writerly thing. Thanks for the encouragement! I like your site, too. What's your name?

  2. ukrcdn
    October 20th, 2009 at 21:41 | #2

    Hi,Shoot me an email to andrew -=at=- ukrcdn -=dot=- com

  3. ukrcdn
    October 21st, 2009 at 04:41 | #3

    Hi,Shoot me an email to andrew -=at=- ukrcdn -=dot=- com

  4. Mike
    January 1st, 2010 at 18:10 | #4

    For Ukrainian activities in Calgary Alberta Canada, check out http://www.calgaryucc.org

    great site!

  5. Alan McKay
    January 22nd, 2010 at 23:10 | #5

    Hi there, please support the effort to have a canadian warship named after an honourable Ukrainian and Polish Canadian Stan Dudka. Please write about this and spread the word.


  6. ukrcdn
    January 26th, 2010 at 01:32 | #6

    Hi Alan, thanks for the links I included in my latest news round-up http://www.ukrcdn.com/2010/01/25/ukrainian-news… cheers!

  7. March 2nd, 2010 at 18:22 | #7

    Hi there!
    my name is Andriy. I have a similar page http://ucraniaonline.blogspot.com
    I'm interested in link exchange.
    please, contect me at adnriy803@gmail.com if you are interested.

    ***best regards***

  8. Andy
    January 9th, 2011 at 18:03 | #8

    this is a stupid ukrainian canadian web site

    March 29th, 2011 at 22:50 | #9

    Are there any English transcriptions available for these interviews with Holodomor survivors?


  10. Anonymous
    March 30th, 2011 at 19:09 | #10

    Yes goto the site that the videos are from, there should be a link on the page.

  11. olga
    May 11th, 2013 at 12:38 | #11

    Nice to meet you, even if it’s just online. :)

    You are running a good blog, there is so much interesting information about us and Ukrainian common history. Thank you for this place!

    By any chance, do you know any active pro-Ukrainian organizations, groups of students, etc. in Toronto? I am Ukrainian, finishing education here, and I would really love to find people with our background. Moreover, it would be amazing to get connected to any activities of us in Canada. I appreciate a lot for any links, name or whatever.

    Thank you in advance:)

  12. May 10th, 2014 at 13:54 | #12


    Please put this link on your facebook page and other media. http://david-dossett.artistwebsites.com/featured/hannah-lviv-ukraine-folklore-david-dossett.html

    This is a picture I painted of my daughter Hannah who is a dancer in the Maky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. They perform at several events each year, and at the annual Folklore festival in Kingston Ontario. The Ukrainian-Canadian Club of Kingston promotes Folklore. Every year, people from Kingston and beyond come together to celebrate Canadian-Ukrainian culture. This year marks 45 years of continuous participation in Folklore. Enjoy! If you like this, please share on Facebook and other social media. Also please drop me a line or post comments!. Visit me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ArtByDavidDossett

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