Last week I had a chance to attend a meeting with Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the Ukrainian Embassy in Ottawa. Mr. Klimkin’s recent visit to Canada to a large extent was an expression of gratitude to the Ukrainian-Canadian community and Canadian government for taking a leadership position in supporting Ukraine in this time of crisis.
At the end of the meeting I presented him with the newest addition of CNEWA’s magazine ONE. The cover story of the magazine has an article by Mark Raczkiewycz, “Casualties of War,” about the suffering of Ukrainian people and the ways Catholic charities — including CNEWA — are providing support to the affected population on the ground.
Besides providing resources for the internally displaced and other people in need, CNEWA plays also a very important role in sharing with the English-speaking world objective information on the situation on the ground. The article by Mark Raczkiewycz is a good example of CNEWA’s multifaceted involvement.
Here’s another example. On 29 May, CNEWA Canada and the Ukrainian National Federation of Ottawa-Gatineau Branch are organizing a special event in Ottawa to raise funds for Ukraine’s internally displaced. The funds will go to CNEWA’s long-term partner Caritas Ukraine, the main humanitarian charity of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Right now Caritas Ukraine provides support to over 80,000 victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. If you can be in Ottawa on 29 May, please join us at this event. Tickets are still available. (old/broken link: https://www.cnewa.ca/default.aspx?ID=624&pagetypeID=1&sitecode=CA&pageno=1)
If you cannot come to Ottawa, please still consider making a meaningful donation for the victims of war in Ukraine. Just visit this link for details. Thank you.