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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Fonds
No.: PR3212
TITLE: Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Edmonton Branch fonds
CREATOR: Ukrainian Canadian Council, Edmonton Branch
DATE RANGE: 1953 - 1999
EXTENT: 1.63m textual material. -- 16 photos. -- 17 negatives.
ADMINISTRATIVE
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

The Ukrainian Canadian Committee, renamed the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) in 1990, was organized in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 7, 1940. It was formed under the initiative of the federal government of Canada and non-Communist Ukrainian organizations to consolidate a large Ukrainian population under an umbrella-like structure for a united war effort during the Second World War and Postwar period. Being politically and religiously neutral, the UCC played a key role in campaigning, on behalf of the 200,000 Ukrainian refugees stranded in Western Europe after the war, to the federal government of Canada for their resettlement in this country. Later, the postwar changes in the community profile, including urbanization and trend toward professional education, naturally led to cultural and lingual assimilation.

he UCC has a central executive in Winnipeg, local branches in many Canadian cities, and provincial councils in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, and British Columbia. The UCC acts as an umbrella committee over the various Ukrainian organizations within Canada and, at the local level, the UCC Edmonton Branch represents twelve Ukrainian organizations and their affiliates. The UCC Edmonton Branch coordinates the efforts of the Ukrainian Canadian community at the local level to pursue projects that are too large for any one organization or those projects which are of common interest among them.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:Roman J. Ostashewsky deposited accession PR1971.0214 in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1971 on behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress deposited PR1972.0400 in the Archives in 1972. Between 2000 and 2001, Peter and Olga Savaryn made 9 donations to make up PR2000.1309 and some of that material is part of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Edmonton Branch fonds.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and includes correspondence, reports, research, pamphlets, conference material, member names, meeting minutes, annual reports, by-laws, financial statements, photographs, and newspaper articles.
SOURCE OF TITLE: Title based on the content of the records.
LANGUAGE NOTE: The material is in Ukrainian and English.
ACCESS CONDITIONS: None
USE CONDITIONS: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.
FINDING AIDS: File list is available.
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ACCESSIONS: PR1971.0214 PR1972.0400 PR2000.1309
ACCRUALS: Further accruals are not expected.
RELATED RECORDS: Related records that make up PR2000.1309 can be found in the Peter and Olya Savaryn Family fonds (PR0671).
GENERAL NOTE: Information for the administrative history was taken from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress website, located at http://www.uccab.ca/ [Accessed November 30, 2015.]
SUBJECT HEADINGS: Edmonton -- Societies, etc.
Ukrainian Canadians -- Societies, etc.
RELATED FILES: Display FileList


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