Restoring hope to people disfigured by war: Canadian medical mission does complex surgeries in Ukraine

A team of 20 Canadian medical professionals, including surgeons, anesthetists, and nurses, are in Ukraine on a mission to offer reconstructive surgery to soldiers and civilians wounded in the conflict in the country’s eastern regions.

Holodomor National Awareness Tour Starts Its Midsummer Circuit To Manitoba and Northern Ontario

Toronto – July 22, 2016    The Holodomor National Awareness Tour is on its summer swing, promoting awareness of the Holodomor at major Ukrainian festivals in Ontario and Manitoba with stops at communities in between. The Holodomor Mobile Classroom (HMC) is featured at the Capital Ukrainian Festival in Ottawa July 22-24 and then traveling to Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin, Manitoba, for the weekend of July 29.


TORONTO - May 2, 2016 - The Holodomor Mobile Classroom (HMC) is officially on the road, spreading awareness about the man-made Famine of 1932-33 in which millions of Ukrainians were starved to death.

The HMC visited six Ontario high schools and three Ukrainian Saturday schools in March and April, reaching more than 650 students with up to four lessons per day being given in the HMC. Mark Melnyk, the Department Head of History for the York Region District School Board, called it "one of the coolest, most immersive learning experiences we have been fortunate to share with our students," adding that "its use of state-of-the-art technology is captivating for a generation of students that are often hard to impress."

February 24, 2016 

Today, three members of the Canada-Ukraine Foundation’s Medical Mission team were awarded with Orders of Merit from Peter Poroshenko, President of Ukraine. Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn, Mission Lead and Plastic Surgeon from Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, was awarded the Order of Merit (Орден «За заслуги»), and Dr. Carolyn Levis, Plastic Surgeon from Hamilton, ON, and Krystina Waler, Director of Humanitarian Initiatives from Toronto, were awarded the Order of Princess Olga (Орден Kнягині Ольги).

Canadian doctors help turn around injured Ukrainian boy’s life | Toronto Star -

Dr. Oleg Antonyshyn informed us that Dr. Steve McCabe, our hand surgeon during the first CUF mission to Kyiv, and his team have just successfully completed the first hand transplant in Canada.  See story attached

Canadian Medical Team Undertaking Third Medical Mission - October 23 - November 1

The Holodomor National Awareness Tour Mobile Classroom is preparing to take to the road this fall with the goal of increasing awareness of the Holodomor across Canada.  Please click here to read the full press release.

Click this link to read KyivPost Article -June 26, 2015 

Ukraine’s other war: The fight to heal soldiers’ bodies and minds
Christian Borys  June 22, 2015.  

Click to read the article -- Ukraines-other-war-the-fight-to-heal-soldiers-bodies-and-minds/

Online Resource from Canada Launched to Mitigate Mental Health Trauma in Ukraine

Local: April 14, 2015 Ottawa, Canada

The Canada Ukraine Foundation, with the support of the OSI Clinic Network of the Royal Mental Health Centre of Ottawa today announced the release of a mobile application in support of the mental health of soldiers, veterans, their families and public in Ukraine.  The mobile application was developed by Purple Forge, the leading provider of mobile applications to governments and public agencies in North America. 

Overview of projects that the Canada Ukraine Foundation has initiated or supported

January 13, 2015,  For Immediate Release