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Support Holy Family Home

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council in partnership with Lubov SSMI Foundation launches the Well Being Campaign to support Holy Family Home, one of few assisted living facilities in the Ukrainian community!

Please help fund the purchase of vital sterilization equipment (Nocosprays) and other essential needs of the Home during this time of the pandemic.

All donations of $20 or more will receive a charitable receipt.

Ukrainian Canadian Congress –Manitoba Provincial Council Launches Well Being Campaign

What is the Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Manitoba Provincial Council?

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress Manitoba Provincial Council (UCC-MPC) represents the Ukrainian community in Manitoba before the people and Government of the province, promotes linkages with Ukraine and identifies and addresses the needs of the Ukrainian community in Manitoba to ensure its continued existence and development for the enhancement of Canada’s socio-cultural fabric. It is comprised of almost 20 member organizations and is one of 6 component provincial members of the National Canadian Ukrainian Congress which represents the Ukrainian community before the Government of Canada.

UCC-MPC aims to foster and develop the Ukrainian community in Manitoba and to promote intercultural activities, thereby promoting an increased knowledge and understanding among all ethno cultural groups in Manitoba

Well Being Campaign – What is it?

These are very strenuous times with the ever evolving pandemic of COVID 19.  The coronavirus does not discriminate; it has spread throughout the world attacking all ages, economic levels and cultural backgrounds.  One of the most vulnerable groups at risk is seniors, especially those living in long term care facilities.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council (UCC-MPC), as a community umbrella group, stands strong and is committed to caring for our most vulnerable in this time of COVID 19.  We are focusing our efforts on supporting Holy Family Home, a long term care facility that has been serving the health care needs of our Ukrainian community in Manitoba for over the past sixty years.

At this particularly difficult time, the UCC-MPC, in collaboration with Lubov SSMI Foundation, has launched a Well Being Campaign in support of Holy Family Home.  The campaign’s goals are:

  • to help enhance care through the purchase of vital sterilization equipment
  • to support essential enhancements to ensure the physical and mental health needs of residents and staff
  • to acknowledge the outstanding job that the Holy Family Home staff team is doing during this time.

Holy Family Home, is one of the largest long term care facilities in Manitoba with 317 residents and almost 500 staff. It is dedicated to providing personal and health care to seniors in a loving environment based on Christian ideals and principles, along with the promotion of Ukrainian/Slavic heritage.

Well Being Campaign – the Impact of Your Support Sterilization Equipment

Two Nocospray units are being purchased along with the supplies needed to operate each unit.  This advanced cleaning and disinfecting technology will help prevent the spread of infectious diseases at Holy Family Home.  The unit provides high capacity cleaning of resident rooms, other spaces, as well as disinfecting multiple pieces of equipment.  The Nocospray is in use in some hospitals in Manitoba however, Holy Family Home will be the first long term care facility in the Province to acquire this equipment. 

Enhancements to care for Residents and Staff

On March 17, 2020, the government directed that all visits to long term care facilities be prohibited.  As the safety and well being of residents are the priority, adhering to this directive and adopting other safety measures continues at Holy Family Home. It has been a difficult time for everyone associated with Holy Family Home: residents, their families and friends and the staff.  However, great efforts have been taken to normalize the situation as must as possible. New ways of connecting with loved ones have been introduced through video calls. Additional activities on each unit have been incorporated. All of these enhancements require additional funding that can only be possible with support from the community. 

Showing Appreciation

Being on the front line during this time of COVID 19 requires incredible commitment.  The staff team at Holy Family Home comes to work daily joyfully, with a strong desire to serve its residents with an abundance of care and compassion. Supporting the Well Being Campaign is a tangible way of recognizing the outstanding job that the Holy Family Home staff team are undertaking twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Support the Well Being Campaign today!

All donations, big or small are welcome.  Gifts can be made:

Online: Click DONATE NOW BUTTON to make your donation

By Mail: 1085 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB   R2W 3S1

Cheque payable to:  Lubov SSMI Foundation

By Phone: 204-942-0443

Tax receipts are automatically issued for all donations of $20 or more. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Manitoba 150 Award

During the 150th Anniversary celebration of the Province of Manitoba’s entry into Confederation (2020-2021), The Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Manitoba Provincial Council (UCC-MPC), with financial assistance from the Province of Manitoba, will recognize 150 deserving individual recipients and 150 deserving organizations for their community leadership and volunteer contributions to the development and promotion of the Ukrainian Canadian community in Manitoba with a special commemorative award. Areas of endeavour may include (but not be limited to): education, religion, youth development, arts and culture, philanthropy, social service, and economic development of the Ukrainian community.

The attractive Manitoba 150 Award will be in the form of the Province of Manitoba with the recipient’s name etched on it. Awards will be presented at specially organized award ceremonies in Winnipeg and in several regions of the Province. A special plaque acknowledging the contributions of the Ukrainian community to the development of the Province of Manitoba will be located in the Manitoba Legislative Building.


  • All Manitobans – individuals, groups or organizations, that meet the criteria as stated below – are eligible to be nominated to receive the Manitoba 150 Award.
  • The Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council may bestow a Manitoba 150 Award, through means of special recognition, for an outstanding contribution to the Ukrainian community in Manitoba.
  • Nominations may be made of living individuals or posthumously.
  • Nominations are encouraged from all geographic parts of the Province.
  • While there will no doubt be countless worthy individuals and organizations nominated, only 150 individual and 150 organizational awards will be made. Each application will be weighed against established criteria.

What criteria must an individual candidate meet to be eligible for a Manitoba 150 Award?
Individual Nominees must be shown to have:

  • Dedicated volunteer efforts in the Ukrainian community sustained over a period of several years (minimum of 10 years);
  • Taken initiative to identify and meet a specific need in the community, organized and directed an activity that had a significant impact on the community, or
  • Demonstrated one or more significant accomplishments that have had a positive effect on the Ukrainian Canadian community at the local or regional level.

What criteria must an organization/institution/cultural group/church meet to be eligible for a Manitoba 150 Award?

  • Nominees can be current or past organizations, institutions, cultural groups or churches.
  • Brief historical information and any documented evidence of the institution’s activities or achievements is required. Should these not be readily available, written letters from two individuals attesting to such activities can be forwarded.
  • If an institution has ceased to exist, please provide information regarding its closure. Is there a building remaining? Are there archives? Where are the archives stored?

Nomination Process

Individual Nominee:

An individual nominated for a Manitoba 150 Award must be endorsed by two nominators or by an existing organization.

Organization/Institution/Cultural Group/Church Nominee:

An organization, institution, cultural group or church, nominated for a Manitoba 150 Award must be endorsed by two individuals. For organizations to qualify as a nominator, the organization is required to provide:

  • two member signatories and
  • an excerpt of their organization minutes, approving the endorsement.

Deadline for Applications: April 30, 2020

How Do I Nominate Someone?

By submitting a completed nomination form, with all the required documentation to

  • Email:
  • Mail: Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Manitoba Provincial Council, Box 3567 Redwood Postal Outlet, Winnipeg MB R2W 3R4

How Are Recipients Selected?

  • Upon the recommendation of the Manitoba 150 Adjudicators, the UCC-MPC Board of Directors will approve the Award recipients. Decisions of the Board are final.
  • All nominations remain confidential. Recipients will be announced at least three weeks prior to a special award ceremony or event.
  • Applications or any supplementary information provided will not be returned. Please do not send any originals of historical documents.