The Ukrainian Canadian Congress Manitoba Provincial Council (UCC-MPC) represents the Ukrainian Canadian community in Manitoba before the people and Government of the province, promotes linkages with Ukraine and identifies and addresses the needs of the Ukrainian community in Canada to ensure its continued existence and development for the enhancement of Canada’s socio-cultural fabric. UCC-MPC will endeavour to foster and develop the Ukrainian community in Manitoba and promote intercultural activities, thereby promoting an increased knowledge and understanding among all ethno cultural groups in Manitoba.
Currently there are well over 1.2 million Canadians of Ukrainian background living in Canada. The Ukrainians first settled in Canada in1891 and have developed strong communities in every region of Canada. Today approximately 140,000 Ukrainian Canadians live in Manitoba.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress Manitoba Provincial Council is the voice of Manitoba's Ukrainian Canadian community and brings together under one structure provincial and local Ukrainian Canadian organizaitons in Manitoba. UCC-MPC strives to be a proactive, united and self-sustaining body that provides a high standard of leadership in developing the destiny of Ukrainian Canadians in Manitoba.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress Manitoba Provincial Council is mandated to act as a coordinating body for the Ukrainian community and its development in Manitoba. To fulfil this mandate, UCC-MPC may develop and promote an understanding of the Ukrainian culture by sharing our heritage with other multicultural communities; encourage the full participation of all Ukrainian communities in Manitoba and act as a channel for the expressed opinions, aspirations and needs of the Ukrainian community organizations, groups and individuals and represent them before the Manitoba government and media. UCC-MPC may also research, develop and propose policies and activities to government which have a positive impact on the Ukrainian community in Manitoba and recognize the work of Ukrainian organizations/individuals that have made a significant contribution to the promotion and enhancement of the Ukrainian community in Manitoba