The Government of Canada provided an additional three-year grant of $ 1.45 million to support the Holodomor National Awareness Tour.
This was stated by Toronto Secretary of the Canadian Heritage Ministry, Arphi Virani, the press service of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress says.
The project, founded in 2015 by the Canadian-Ukrainian Foundation for Financial Assistance to the Government of Canada, includes a “mobile class” – a specially equipped bus with interactive equipment that travels to Canadian educational institutions to report the truth about the tragic events of 1932-1933 in Ukraine. Over the past three years, more than 25,000 Canadians have visited the “mobile class”, including more than 18,000 students and teachers.
“The project was aimed to build community ties to promote intercultural understanding, tolerance, awareness and deeper respect for democratic values that we, Canadians, cherish. That’s exactly what we did, and we are very pleased that the Canadian Government has noted the success of the project, extending it for another three years,” said Bob Onyshchuk, former chair of the Canadian-Ukrainian Foundation and Project Manager.
“We are grateful to the Canadian Government for its strong support for Holodomor education, which teaches Canadians our shared responsibility for brutal oppression, tyrany and crimes against humanity around the world. – said Paul Grod, President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. – This year we celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor. We honor the memory of millions of victims of the Holodomor and thank them for surviving their courageous testimonies, which made this terrible genocide not unnoticed in the world. “
In addition to the Canadian government, financial support for the National Holodomor Educational Tour project was also provided by the Provincial Governments of Ontario and Manitoba, as well as the Temerty Family Foundation, the Ihnatowycz Family Foundation, the Petro Jacyk Education Foundation and the Huculak Foundation.