New education law in Ukraine renews controversy over minority language schooling

By Halyna Mokrushyna, New Cold, October 10, 2017 A common place cliché about democracy is that a gauge of its maturity is the capacity to guarantee the rights of minorities. Language is one of those basic, fundamental rights for which people sacrifice their lives and shed the blood of others. The language of a minority is the pledge of its survival amidst a surrounding majority, a cornerstone of its…

October 19, 2017

Open Letter to Hon. Justin Trudeau on the suppression of constitutional rights of minorities in Ukraine

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada ‎   September 22, 2017 The Amendment of the Ukraine Education Act   Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, The Russian Congress of Canada expresses its deep concern about the law on education adopted on September 5th, 2017 by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine that restructures Ukraine’s education system and specifies that Ukrainian must be the main language used in schools, rolling back…

September 22, 2017

Ontario Wide Empty Schools Campaign

Mark your calendars and participate! On October 1, 2015 the Canadian Families Alliance is calling on all Ontario parents to keep their children home to protest the radical sex curriculum that is being implemented in elementary schools starting this year.    

September 25, 2015


ISSUES OF THE SEX EDUCATION CURRICULUM WHICH THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO IMPLEMENT IN SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 WERE DISCUSSED WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WELL INFORMED PARENTS. It is fair to say, that general public has been following the Ontario Ministry of Education plans to radically change the Sex Ed Curriculum in provincial schools for months. Hundreds of thousands of parents reacted in an highly negative way to the fact that the…

April 18, 2015

“Is Ukraine United?” Conference in the University of Ottawa

An Insight and International Community Viewpoint at Euromaidan Revolution and the Rebellion in Donbass Conference at the University of Ottawa  (December 4, 2014) Press release The leading political scientists and sociologists in Canada shared their thoughts on the civil war in Ukraine.  It is noteworthy, that their view of the so called “Russian aggression” and Russia’s support of the militia in Donbass is different from the official line taken by…

January 29, 2015

Say “No” To Proposed Ontario Sex-Ed Curriculum

OPEN LETTER REGARDING SEX EDUCATION AND HEALTH CURRICULUM, REINTRODUCED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO Hundreds of Russian Canadian parents, who reside in Ontario and have school-age children, approached the Russian Congress of Canada to express their concerns  in regards to the revised early sex education and health curriculum, reintroduced by the Government of Ontario in 2014. Four years ago, when Kathleen Wynne was the Minister of Education in Ontario, the Ministry tried…

November 24, 2014