UKRAINIAN NATIONAL FEDERATION OF CANADA
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PREAMBLE

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Ukrainian Canadians, numbering over one million in 1999, have made a great contribution to the growth and development of Canada over the past century. Together with their children and future generations they enjoy the fruits of their labour and the respect of the Canadian public.
в HISTORY

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The Ukrainian National Federation was founded on Sunday, July 17, 1932 at a historic meeting in Edmonton, Alberta. In the first four years, 50 Branches were established across Canada. The UNF was incorporated by an Act of Parliament on June 1, 1950. The UNF is dedicated to the preservation of Ukrainian Canadian history and the cultural heritage of Ukraine.
ֲ˲ OBJECTIVES OF THE UNF

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To unite all Ukrainian Canadians, regardless of their political, religious or other beliefs;
To promote good Canadian citizenship;
To strengthen and expand the place of the Ukrainian community in Canadian society;
To serve the Ukrainian Canadian community by representing its common interests, protecting its reputation; and to be the wellspring out of which the best of our rich cultural heritage will flow into Canada.
To inform fellow Canadians about Ukrainian history and culture and promote accurate information about Ukraine.
To support constructively the independence of Ukraine.
IJͲ ACTIVITIES

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The UNF and its Branches have supported Ukrainian cultural life in Canada through Ukrainian folkdance groups, choirs, operas, musical ensembles, libraries, museums, summer camps, sports clubs, educational courses, Ukrainian schools, seniors' and computer clubs.
Publishes books, magazines, and the weekly newspaper The New Pathway, founded in 1930.
Coordinates cultural, educational and charitable activities.
Encourages members to participate in the community and political life of Canada.
Has conducted over many years "Summer Cultural" and "Leadership Courses" (now UNF "Summer Teen Leadership Camp"), which foster leaders of the Ukrainian community.
Cooperates with Ukrainian organizations in Canada, in Ukraine, and other countries.
ACHIEVEMENTS

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The UNF was a founding member of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (1940), the Taras Shevchenko Foundation (1963), and the Ukrainian World Congress (1967).
In 1939 the UNF founded the first Ukrainian credit union in Canada in Saskatoon and many since then. The Ukrainian Credit Union in Toronto is the largest in Canada.
In 1944 the UNF founded the Ukrainian Canadian Cultural and Educational Centre in Winnipeg, Canada's major Ukrainian museum, library and archives.
The UNF was one of the leaders in promoting the establishment of the official Government of Canada policy on Multiculturalism.
STRUCTURE

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The Ukrainian National Federation is a non-profit corporation. The organization is based across Canada and endeavors to embrace all of our fellow Ukrainian Canadians. The UNF is non-sectarian and non-political. Its internal structure consists of affiliated organizations that have equal rights and status.

These include the Ukrainian War Veterans Association, the Ukrainian Women's Organization, the Ukrainian National Youth Federation, and the "Pomich Ucraini"/"Penny Fund". The UNF is administered by a Board of Directors consisting of 23 members, democratically elected at a triennial convention. The UNF has Branches across Canada. Each Branch operates independently and the National Board of Directors coordinates the activities and sets policy.
Ͳ FUTURE

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To meet the challenge of the future the UNF is revitalizing its organization to provide programs relevant to the needs of Ukrainian Canadians today and their cultural heritage. The UNF promotes pride in our deep Canadian roots and in the achievements of the Ukrainian nation both in the land of our ancestors and around the world. Join us!

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