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Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Ottawa




June 28, Fri. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


  • Free food.
  • Door prizes
  • President's Report.
  • Election of New Board.
  • Presentation  by Vimy owners on how to create a  Micro Brewery.
  • Networking  and social after the presentation.




Lounge Room at Vimy Brewing Company (owned by Ukrainian Canadians).


145 Loretta Avenue North.



Info: 613-324-5409. for updates.


2018 Scholarship Award winner was Stephanya Henry
UCPBA Ottawa President Michael MacKay made the presentation.


Feb. 28, Thurs
. 7:30 pm. UCPBA Ottawa Annual Ivan Franko Lecture has been cancelled due to illness.

We hope to reschedule this event in the Fall of 2019.


UCPBA Ottawa organized a community Holodomor event on

Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm.

Location: Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine. 952 Green Valley Crescent, Ottawa, ON K2C 3K7

Ceremony took place inside the church, and the wreath laying took place outside at the

Taras Shevchenko Monument.

Bread and Tea was served after the ceremony.

A video of the event can be seen here:




UCPBA Ottawa Canada Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Forum. 

 Was held on June 10, 2017 at the Rideau Carleton Entertainment centre

The power point presentation and videos of the presentations are available below:.




Please Support Our Members


UCPBA Ottawa Medical Kits for Ukraine Project 

Update: As of January 31, 2017 UCPBA Ottawa has raised over $5,430 for this project.

Medical supplies for the Maidan and now for the Ukrainian military is a major area where the Diaspora has been helping Ukraine for many months. Among the initiatives in this sphere is a project “Patriot Defence” funded by the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and led by its Kyiv-based Director of Humanitarian Initiatives Dr. Ulana Suprun. The project, which aims to help save lives in combat, provides medical training and equipment to the Ukrainian military. The project delivers Combat Lifesaver courses (CLS) and Improved First Aid Kits (IFAKs) to Ukrainian soldiers. The Patriot Defence’s goal is to deliver 10,000 IFAKs to Ukraine. Each Kit Costs $100 CDN.

UCPBA Ottawa will be collecting financial donations of any size (no amount is too small, or large) for this project, and will send the donation to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Toronto Branch which is coordinating the project in Canada.

Patriot Defence researched what NATO and the American army use as first aid kits; bought 250 of them, and brought them to Ukraine. As Dr. Surpun states: “we took the first aid kits and handed them over to the soldiers and said: ‘here you go, it will save your life.’ The guys took it and said: ‘wow, this is super cool but how do we use it?’ That’s when we realized that we had to teach them how to administer first aid in the battlefield.”

Patriot Defence researched information from the American army materials regarding soldiers’ mortality rate and found that roughly 60% of preventable deaths on the battlefield result from catastrophic blood lost, 30% from tension pneumothorax and 10% from blocked airways.

That is why the first aid kit has equipment and material to treat the three main killers on the battlefield: a Combat Application Tourniquet which can be adjusted easily (a one-handed tourniquet that needs to be placed on the very top of the affected limb), an Israeli-type bandage which is self-compressed to increase to stoppage of blood flow and a Quik Clot Combat Gauze which, as the name indicates, is a quick working agent that will not only stop the bleed but also serve as a gauze. All of these treat catastrophic blood loss and the soldiers have only 3 minutes to stop blood flow before the blood loss is too traumatic and death is inevitable
The Halo Chest Seals and a needle decompression device can treat a pneumothorax injury (where the lungs deflate from a bullet wound or shock wave) and a nasopharyngeal airway to treat blockage of the airways. The pack also includes a pill pack (for inflammation, pain medication and antibiotics), gloves, trauma scissors and a bag to carry all the items.

Please send your donation to

UCPBA Ottawa.

913 Carling Avenue

Ottawa, ON


Michael Kostiuk, Vice President UCPBA Ottawa. 613-324-5409


Senator Andreychuk recognized for Lifetime Contributions to Ukrainian Canadian community
The Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Ottawa yesterday presented Senator Andreychuk with its Filip Konowal VC Lifetime Achievement Award, for her contributions to the development of the Ukrainian Canadian community.

“Ukrainian Canadians continue to distinguish themselves in all purs
uits in communities across Canada,” said Senator Andreychuk. “It is an honour to be recognized as having contributed to these achievements, and by an association of individuals that exemplify Ukrainian Canadians’ ongoing success.”

UCPBA(O) President Michael Kostiuk, who presented the award at the Association’s Annual Christmas Dinner in Ottawa, made particular note of Senator Andreychuk’s role in securing formal recognition of the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (“Holodomor”) in Canada.

“The Filip Konowal VC Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes substantial lifetime service to the Ukrainian Canadian Community,” said Mr. Kostiuk. “Senator Andreychuk represents the best of what it means to be a helpful Canadian, and a helpful Ukrainian-Canadian.”


Holodomor recognition

Senator Andreychuk introduced the resolution on Holodomor Ukraine Famine/Genocide in the Senate, which was adopted on June 19, 2003. She also sponsored Bill C-459, An Act to establish a Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (“Holodomor”) Memorial Day and to recognize the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 as an act of genocide, which received Royal Assent in May 2008.

The Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Ottawa

The Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Ottawa is a service organization dedicated to contributing to Canadian society by promoting good corporate citizenship and principles of volunteerism among its members, upholding and promote Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian culture, and facilitate and promote business and professional relationships with Ukraine and persons of Ukrainian heritage throughout the world.

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