The mission of the UWVA

  • Advise the UNF on military-related matters of interest to its membership
  • Foster relationship between the Canadian military and the Ukrainian Canadian community on matters of joint interest
  • Foster relationship between the Ukrainian military and the Ukrainian Canadian community on matters of joint interest
  • Support military-related projects of interest such as veterans’ programs
  • Build awareness of Ukrainian Canadian and Ukrainian military contributions
  • Participate in ceremonial events representing Ukrainian Canadian veterans

Today, the organization counts former members of the Canadian, Ukrainian, French and Polish armed forces in its ranks.

Ukrainian War Veterans Association


The Ukrainian War Veterans Association of Canada has been an integral part of the Ukrainian Canadian community life for 90 years.

Inspired by the President of the Ukrainian Military Organization, Col. Evhen Konovalets, who later became the Chair of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, some 16 former Ukrainian Army veterans (former soldiers of the Ukrainian National Republic) founded the Ukrainian War Veterans Association of Canada (UWVA) on January 30th, 1928 in Winnipeg. Thousands of these former soldiers were forced to leave their homeland and escape abroad after the Bolshevik invasion post- World War I. Thanks to the UWVA’s hard work, resourcefulness and its dedication, the ideals of national unity and civic duty grew throughout the entire Ukrainian community in Canada.

The UWVA’s dedication led to the creation of a strong organizational system – the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada (UNF). These organizations provided support, material assistance, humanitarian aid and leadership to thousands of Ukrainian Canadians who benefited from their cultural-education and heritage programs. These former Ukrainian Army veterans were the true knights who fulfilled their mission to God, their comrades-in-arms and their country.



Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Dear Members, This letter is to inform you that the Annual General Meeting of the Ukrainian National Federation - Toronto Branch, will take place on March 23, 2024 at 2:00 pm at 145 Evans Ave. The...

Hamilton Senior’s Club

Wednesday Nov.29, 2023, in honour of Holodomor we all dressed in our Ukrainian shirts and participated in a simple lunch of soup and rye bread. We listened to a description of the Holodomor Icon and all its various components representing Holodomor (sad faces of the...

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