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The UCRDC produces documentary films, prepares educational materials, and sponsors lectures, conferences and exhibits on various topics related to Ukrainian issues.

It also functions as a resource centre with catalogued archives, oral histories (audio and video), photographs, memoirs and personal archives.

The UCRDC depends on voluntary donations – both individual and institutional - for its financing.

It provides receipts for tax purposes.

Our MAJOR supporteRS

(in alphabetical order)

  1. BCU Foundation, Toronto

  2. Canada Ukraine Foundation

  3. Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies - Curkowskyj Fund, Toronto

  4. Cosbild Club, Toronto

  5. Mrs Delores Buka-Huculak, Toronto

  6. Holodomor Research & Education Consortium, CIUS, University of Alberta

  7. Ihnatowycz Family Foundation, Toronto

  8. Prometheus Foundation -Stefan Onyszcuk & Stefania Szwed Foundation, Toronto

  9. Shevchenko Foundation (Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko), Winnipeg

  10. Shevchenko Foundation, Ukrainian Canadian Veterans Fund

  11. SUS Foundation of Canada, Toronto

  12. Temerty Family Foundation, Toronto

  13. The Homenko Fund, Winnipeg

  14. The Huculak Foundation, Toronto

  15. The Kalimin Foundation, Toronto

  16. Shevchenko Foundation

  17. Ukrainian Credit Union Limited, Toronto

  18. Ukrainian Senior Citizens Home of Taras H. Shevchenko


The one-hour documentary deals with the 1932-33 Famine-Genocide in Ukraine

  1. Annotated scripts for this film.

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Harvest of Despair

Between Hitler and Stalin: Ukraine in World War II, the Untold Story

The one-hour documentary recounts events in Ukraine on the brink and during the course of World WarII.

  1. Annotated scripts for this film

  2. Film on YouTube

  3. Film with Russian Subtitles

  4. Companion book.pdf

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UCRDC Archive, established in 1988, acquires, preserves, and makes available documentary sources relevant to the Ukrainian Canadian Community. Access to the archival holdings is provided for legitimate researchers, academics and students. Materials available include ─ video and audio interviews, videos, films, photographs, documents, and books.

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“In its archives, the UCRDC has a collection of oral history testimonies of Ukrainian Canadians who served in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII ...

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Oral History – Canadian Armed Forces

The groundbreaking oral history project Children of Holodomor Survivors Speak consists of interviews with children of the survivors of the Ukrainian Holodomor (genocidal famine) and is the first such project to address its impact on the lives of the second generation of survivors in the diaspora.

We are grateful to the Temerty family for their gift of support which made this project possible.

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Children of Holodomor Survivors Speak

Dutch Officers & 
The Ukrainian Insurgent Army

Between mid-1942 and the beginning of 1944 the German prisoner of war camp Stalag 371 in Stanislav (now city of Ivano-Frankivs’k in Western Ukraine) was used to house some 2400 Dutch officers as prisoners of war. After Germany occupied the Netherlands in May 1940 most of the Dutch officers were taken as prisoners of war and sent to German POW camps in Germany and later on some of them were sent to POW camp in then occupied Stanislav.

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As one of UCRDC’S current projects,  interviews with Ukrainians who assisted Jews during the Holocaust bring together insights and first person witness accounts on Ukrainian Jewish relations.

These include oral history interviews with Ukrainians who took great personal risks by assisting Jews during the Holocaust, recent perspectives by Ukrainian Jewish leaders, pertinent documents and textual resources.

The project explores the shared history of the two peoples and brings to the forefront previously unknown accounts of heroism and survival.

We are grateful to the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter (UJE) for support which made this project possible.

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Women’s DP Camp Riccione, Italy, 1945

The website HOLODOMOR MONUMENTS IN UKRAINE was created by the Ukrainian Canadian Research & Documentation Centre on the basis of information collected and presented to UCRDC by Vitalіy Ohienko, senior scholar at the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory in Kyiv.

Women’s DP Camp Riccione, Italy, 1945

"They saved other people's children, risking their own"

Lecture by Dr. Igor Shchupak, Director of "Tkuma" Ukrainian Institute For Holocaust Studies and the Museum "Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine".

Held on September 20, 2018 at St. Vladimir Theatre in Toronto

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film “Harvest of Despair”
in 4 languages

The “A Canadian War Story” trailer on YouTube:

A collection of 55 HOLODOMOR MONUMENTS from around the world, commemorating the Ukrainian Famine - Genocide 1932-1933, exhibited at UCRDC in 2019 / 2020.

Dr. Thomas Prymak has written an extensive article about the career and scholarly contributions of the late Orest Subtelny. (Funded by the Subtelny Fund at UCRDC).

  1. Orest Subtelny as Historian-eng.pdf

  2. Orest Subtelny as Historian-ukr.pdf

Orest Subtelny as Historian

Following a successful and highly covered digital premiere November 6, 2020, the new documentary film "A Canadian War Story", produced by the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre and directed by Winnipeg filmmaker John Paskievich, is now available for purchase from UCRDC.

Please see an article by Alan Small of the Winnipeg Free Press about this new documentary film: "The battle to be 'real Canadians'

Documentary tells story of Ukrainian immigrants who put lives on the line for adopted homeland". The link is here.

Tracing and Documenting Ukrainian Victims of
the RAVENSBRÜCK Concentration Camp

Research project by Kalyna Bezchlibnyk-Butler with participation of descendants of victims Christine Eliashevsky-Chraibi, Lydia Eliashevsky-Replansky, Oksana Marciuk, Orysia Marciuk, Marc Infeld.

Introduction by Daria Darewych - President of Shevchenko Scientific Society of Canada 

Iryna Revutsky - President  of Ukrainian Canadian Research & Documentation Centre

Click image to see this webinar presentation

Ukrainian by Choice explores the ethnicity of people whose one parent is Ukrainian, the other from a different ethnic background. These respondents all speak Ukrainian as a second or third language, are very proud of their Ukrainian heritage and are active in the Ukrainian community in varying degrees.

Project coordinator Iroida Wynnyckyj, project interviewer, writer and editor Ariadna Ochrymovych, video editor and web developer Valeriy Gorchynskyy. The Ukrainian by Choice oral history project is funded by CFUS Curkowskyj Fund.

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Women of  Ravensbruck

new website of Old Ukrainian Folk Songs

( www.folk-ukraine.com )


"Незвичайні долі

звичайних жіноk.

Усна історія двадцятого століття"

Iroida Wynnyckyj, editor

 read the bookindex_files/Nezvychajni%20doli%20all%20optimized.pdf

UCRDC Remembers and Acknowledges the Holodomor - Genocide in Ukraine

6,000 letters were collected by journalists Volodymyr Maniak and his wife Lidiia Kovalenko in response to their campaign launched in Kyiv in 1988 to collect witness accounts about the 1932 - 1933 Famine in Ukraine. 133 copies of the original documents are presently housed in the UCRDC Archives.

These letters can now be viewed on the UCRDC website.

(Click image below to read this letter)



Documenting the response to the invasion of Ukraine 2022 - 2023

Ukrainian flags still flying in villages, towns and cities across Canada.

As Ukrainian Canadians throughout Canada, we continue to unconditionally support Ukraine and its people during this horrific war.

Please send us your photos, videos, articles and other materials on how you or your organization have supported Ukraine and its people in this time of war. UCRDC will collect and archive your submissions to ensure that these historic events are preserved for future generations.

You can send your Canada Reacts media via website react.ucrdc.ca or email: react@ucrdc.ca

Huntsville, Ontario

St. Jovite, Quebec

Through the support of the Canada Summer Jobs Program, UCRDC is fortunate to welcome 2 summer students to work as archive assistants during the summer of 2023

Bogdana Panchyshyn has recently graduated from Seneca College’s Library and Information Technician program and will be starting the Master of Information Program at University of Toronto this September. Bogdana is cataloguing the books in the UCRDC reference Library.

Andriy Shwec is entering his fourth year of studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University, majoring in History. Andriy is recording interviews with members of the Ukrainian Canadian community for the Oral history of Ukrainian Canada (OHUC)  Project at UCRDC.

We wish Bogdana and Andriy a positive experience, satisfaction and a sense of achievement in their time spent working at UCRDC.



 read the book in Englishindex_files/Ravensbruck%20English.pdf
 read the book in Ukrainianindex_files/Ravensbruck%20Ukrainian.pdf



Commemorating Ukrainian Voices at Ravensbrück by Khrystia Eliashevska-Chraibi

The Central Commemoration Ceremony unfolded before the former austere Nazi Administrative Building, a solemn gathering to honour the memory of those who suffered within the confines of the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp.

The first day commenced with the Forum of Descendants of Second and Third Generation, a gathering of those whose mothers/grandmothers/aunts, etc. endured the atrocities of the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp. Official speeches and reports preceded poignant testimonies from descendants across various nations.

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