Yaremko’s donation to UCCLF

UCCLF Media Release

Major Grant Announced in support of Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties 
Foundation

Further demonstrating his commitment to the Ukrainian Canadian 
community, the Honourable John Yaremko has pledged $100,000 over the 
next five years in support of the work of the Ukrainian Canadian Civil 
Liberties Foundation. Speaking on behalf of Mr Yaremko, his friends, 
Bill and Rose Sametz, confirmed that the former Ontario cabinet minister 
and recent recipient of the first Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism, 
who has long admired UCCLF for the work it has done in recalling 
Canada's first national internment operations and in promoting a better 
understanding of the genocidal Great Famine of 1932-33 in Soviet Ukraine 
(the Holodomor) has authorized this grant. These monies will be used to 
further the Foundation's research, educational and community efforts, in 
particular by helping make it possible for students and younger 
professionals or those with more limited means to become engaged in 
various UCCLF initiatives across the country.

Speaking for the UCCLF, its chair, Edmonton's Marko Kachmar, commented: 
"The generosity demonstrated by Mr Yaremko in support of the UCCLF's 
work is truly remarkable. He has already given so much of himself to our 
community yet here he is again making significant resources available to 
sustain our educational and community work and for many years to come. 
On behalf of all of the students and community builders who will be able 
to take advantage of these funds I would like to thank Mr Yaremko and 
Rose and Bill Sametz for helping us forge ahead. Many more Canadians and 
others will come to better understand not only the Ukrainian experience 
in Canada but what happened to Ukrainians in the homeland during the 
20th century, and that will be in large measure thanks to the foresight 
and munificence of Mr Yaremko. He is truly a Canadian and a Ukrainian 
nation-builder."


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