CUCC and Spend With Ukraine Partnership

Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its partnership with Spend With Ukraine.

Spend With Ukraine –  is a non-profit organization that works towards promoting Ukrainian products and services globally. They curate a web platform with a list of 190+ Ukrainian-rooted businesses.  

The mission of this initiative is to support the Ukrainian economy by promoting world-class Ukrainian products and services worldwide and helping them find customers.
Spend with Ukraine to Stand with Ukraine.   

On spendwithukraine.com, you can find a catalog of Ukrainian businesses operating in the international market, from tech unicorns to artisan brands.  All companies are divided into the following categories: gadgets, fashion, productivity, education, creativity, lifestyle, home and accessories, services, and agencies. Remarkably, you can discover well-known brands such as MacPaw, Bevza, Petcube, Grammarly, Reface, Preply, Delfast, Awesomic, Gunia Project, Banda, and many other prospective companies with Ukrainian roots. 

Spend With Ukraine initiators believe that the combination of culture and commerce these creative brands represent is a powerful way of providing a distinctive image of Ukraine. 

The project was featured on Inc., BBC, The Guardian, CNN, WWD, and many other local media, as well as it was endorsed by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

CUCC  is committed to promoting Spend With Ukraine initiative in Canada and helping companies on this platform to expand into Canadian market.

Spend With Ukraine Video  Spend with Ukraine – YouTube

 

Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine

High-level politicians and business leaders from 77 countries gathered to discuss global
supply chains, trade, and investment, at the Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine
The Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine was held in Istanbul, Turkey on the 21st and
22nd July 2022. The Forum was defined by interactions between key governmental and industry
decision-makers to come up with new areas for cooperation needed to resolve the challenges
faced by the global community due to Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine; and spark new
partnerships and ideas needed to improve the state of the world.

Ukrainian governmental speakers at the forum included the Hon. Dmytro Natalukha, Chairman of
the Economic Affairs Parliamentary Committee, Member of Parliament of Ukraine; the Hon.
Yelyzaveta Yasko, Head of Interparliamentary Cooperation, Bilateral and Multilateral Relations
Committee on Foreign Affairs & Interparliamentary Cooperation, Member of Parliament of Ukraine;
and the Hon. Halyna Yanchenko, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine and Secretary of the
National Investment Council of Ukraine.

International support and solidarity for Ukraine was also shown by top level international governmental speakers who were in attendance, including the Hon. Jovana Marović, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of European Affairs of Montenegro; the Hon. Andres Sutt, Member of Parliament of Estonia and former Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications; Zaiga Liepina, Deputy State Secretary at the Ministry of Economics of Latvia; and the Hon. Davor Bosnjak, Head of Cabinet, Ministry ofCivil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina; among many others.

This intergovernmental forum stood as a working-level counterpoint to the Ukrainian-Russian grain
negotiations held in Istanbul on the same date. The forum focused on bringing together high-level
political, public sector, and business leaders from Fortune 500 companies from across the globe to
look at rebuilding Ukraine, discuss investment and trade opportunities, address the challenges to
regional and global supply chains, and work to ensure economic continuity for Ukraine and its trade
partners through new cooperation channels and agreements.

The Global Economic Impact Forum on Ukraine was conducted in a combined offline and online format, with more than 16,000 live-streaming attendees, alongside international media in attendance and sharing the events of the Forum to their international viewership in more than 100markets.

The Forum’s participants engaged in multilateral meetings with various thematic priorities including export and import, economic rebalancing, global cooperation, resolving supply-chain challenges (including inputs into industrial value chains), developing new trade routes, food security, risks and resilience, innovation and governance.

The event was organized by the International Trade Council (‘ITC’), with government partners represented by the National Investment Council of Ukraine and Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, alongside 11 Ukrainian industry chambers and associations; including the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce. Together these chambers and associations represent approximately 95% of the Ukrainian business community.

From CUCC, Executive Director Emma Turos and Board Member Yuriy Kryvosheya participated in the panel discussions, during which emphasis was put on investments in local production to support the livelihood of communities and recycling.

The agenda of the forum can be found here.https://tgeif.org/
The online broadcast of the forum can be viewed for day 1 here and for day 2 here. https://youtube.com/channel/UC4eT-2SiwqeqmvprCBmdigg

Thank you to John Denton, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce for the award.

We would like to thank our partners and organizers of the event for their hospitality and excellent organization of the event: TUID, International Trade Council, Verhovna Rada, Burak Pehlivan, Sevki Acuner, ICBAC, USUBC, Gennadiy Chizhikov, Alfred Praus, EBA, Aliance, Ukraine Invest, Ukrainian Logistic Alliance, Ukrainian Cluster Alliance, Ukrainian-Austrain Association (UAA), CCI.

 

Ontario Resource Package for Newcomers Launched by UCC

UCC Ontario and UCC National are pleased to launch the Ukrainian CUAET Newcomers’ Ontario Resource Package. This important project is the final result of a collaborative effort between UCC
Ontario, UCC National, and the Deloitte Canada Community Advisory Projects team, and provides critical settlement support information to the thousands of displaced Ukrainian citizens who are settling in the province.  The resource package concisely identifies the multitude of needs that newcomers have, and provides clear information on how these needs can be met based on
services provided by available provincial institutions. Specifically, the document provides key information on:

  • Documents of Life (SIN, OHIP)
  • Legal Rights in Canada
  • Phone & Wi-Fi Plans
  • Transportation
  • Temporary and Permanent Housing
  • Financial Assistance and Services
  • Food Access
  • Childcare
  • Healthcare
  •  Education
  • Employment Support

Also, included in the package is a map illustrating the distances from Toronto to various other Ontario communities, and a brief overview of some of the cities outside of Toronto that newcomers may wish to consider for settlement. 60 Deloitte Canada volunteers generously donated over 200 of their work hours and expertise to put this together, many of these volunteers used their own Ukrainian relatives’, friends’ and loved ones’ arrival journeys to map out the key milestones and make this package as user friendly and as comprehensive as possible.

https://www.ucc.ca/issues/ukrainian-cuaet-newcomers-ontario-resource-package/

CUCC at Ukrainain-Swiss Business Hub in Lugano, Switzerland

CUCC Board Member and Vice-Chair of CUCC Rebuild Ukraine Committee Yuriy Kryvosheya had an opportunity to attend the Ukrainian-Swiss Business Hub in Lugano, Switzerland, which took place in conjunction with the Ukraine Recovery Conference. Yuriy Kryvosheya participated and provided his expertise at two panel discussions – “Recovery of the Ukrainian Economy – Private Business Perspective and Proposals” and “Closing Remarks – Plan for Economy on a State & Business Level” alongside Andrii DligachAlona ShkrumMichael ChobanianJosef BollagVladyslav RashkovanSerhiy HaydaychukHans-Ulrich BiglerAndy HunderSergiy Tsivkach. We would like to thank Ukrainian-Swiss Business Association, SGV USAM, Ukrainian Embassy in Switzerland and CEO Club Ukraine for organizing this event where crucial discussions about Ukraine’s presence and future took place.

2022 Golf Tournament Video & Thank You Note

We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the CUCC Annual Golf Tournament. Despite the heat, you showed up and made it a successful event! We would also like to thank our sponsors who contributed to our tournament: Caravan Logistics, MNPAV-CANADACarpedia InternationalKeller Williams, Temerty Foundation, Brody Wall System Ltd., IBMG Canada Inc.Ukrainian Credit Union LimitedBCU Financial Group – Buduchnist CUMeest Canada, Hrycyna Law, Consultec Ltd., Reps Hockey Academy, Borys ChartchenkoRodan Energy Solutions Inc.Mitchell, Bardyn & ZaluckyParkPass Canada, Bucket List Travelers, Pallett Valo LLPWeb4you Inc, Black Iron, G8 Investments, A. Komarnycky Professional Corporation., Stoyanovskyy Architects, Buildome Contracting Inc., New PathwayJanssen Law Professional Corporation, Sipco Group, Millworx Inc

Eleks – New CUCC Member

Eleks is a software development company providing high-value services to customers in Ukraine, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Now Eleks looks forward to helping Canadian customers and partners in their digital transformation journey.

Eleks core services include:

Insight to who we are is illustrated by this recent Forrester statement, “[Eleks] takes pride in establishing long term client relationships and quickly delivering innovation with minimum risk.  It has a strong innovation roadmap with a long track record of building products and accelerators”.

For over 30 years this culture has been nurtured since day one. Eleks is a family and employee-owned business founded by Engineers. We hire the best; only one in ten candidates pass our technical exams. Eleks has over 1700 engineers and an eNPS score of 76, placing us in the top 5% of the technology sector.

Our customers rely upon our high quality and excellent communication abilities and provide outstanding referrals as a result

Daniel Sanchez, Chief Business Officer (USA and Canada)

Contacts:

Eleks Canada

Dmytro Malyk, IT Consultant

100 King Street West, Suite 5600, Toronto, ON – M5X 1C9

tel: 1 (204) 805-4499

service requests: amo@eleks.com

https://eleks.com

Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce becomes partners with Business Council of Canada

Business Council of Canada becomes partner of Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce

June 22, 2022

Toronto, Ontario – The Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) today announced it is welcoming the Business Council of Canada (BCC) as a formal NGO partner to promote increased trade and investment between Canada and Ukraine. CUCC partners in Canada already include the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Conference Board of Canada.

“In order to sustain their operations and help Ukraine fight war on the economic front, Ukrainian businesses are looking for new markets and partners in Canada. We are thrilled to partner with BCC and believe that together we can help Ukrainian companies looking to expand into Canada as well as to use the expertise of Canadian companies in rebuilding Ukraine”, said President of CUCC Zenon Potichny.

“The mission and mandate of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce have never been more important,” said BCC President & CEO Goldy Hyder. “Ukraine’s economy has been described by their Ambassador to Canada, Her Excellency Yuliya Kovaliv, as the ‘third front’ in fighting Russia’s illegal invasion. Strengthening our economic ties is in both countries’ interests.”

The BCC has supported the Government of Canada’s efforts to facilitate increased trade and investment with Ukraine, including its removal of tariffs on goods imported from Ukraine. The BCC has also urged government to modernize the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement to cover trade in services as well as review and remove any needless non-tariff barriers.

“Many of Canada’s largest employers are providing financial and other humanitarian assistance to Ukraine as well as supporting displaced Ukrainians,” added Mr. Hyder. “But Canadian business leaders also want to collaborate with their Ukrainian counterparts in areas where Canadian trade and investment are needed both at this crucial time and after Ukraine’s victory.”

For additional information please contact:
Olha Mandyuk: omandyuk@cucc.c

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CUCC launches Rebuild Ukraine Committee

Dear friends,

As the tensions between Ukraine and russia reached another record high last Fall and beginning of 2022 that to our regret lead to full-scale invasion into Ukraine, CUCC tried to help its members and UA & CA businesses by consulting them about ways to relocate businesses, overcome challenges and prepare BCP.

For the whole period since February 24, our team members based in Kyiv (with temporary relocation to Western Ukraine) and Toronto were ready to deliver.   For more than two months CUCC was the only Canadian organization with staff in Ukraine ready to help and monitor the situation.

Understanding that Ukraine not only needs military equipment and funding to win the war we also acknowledge that the country will face even tougher period of rebuilding its economy, infrastructure and investment flows, the Board of CUCC decided to establish the “Rebuild Ukraine Committee”.

The committee is comprised of CUCC board members, executive team & willing member companies representatives. Participation is open and based on willingness to bring and execute new ideas and challenging projects that might be presented to the Government of Canada for funding and further implementation. Committee’s main focus areas are Investment flows, Construction, Agriculture, Oil&Gas, Energy, and ICT. Members meet biweekly, reporting on the progress reached and further steps.

Should you wish to join Committee’s activities please contact Sviatoslav Kavetskyi or Olha Mandyuk.

Successful Ukrainian participation at the 2022 Global Energy Show

Global Energy Show, North America’s Leading Energy Event
June 7-9, 2022
BMO Centre at Stampede Park – Calgary, Canada
As North America’s Leading Energy Event, the Global Energy Show is the largest B2B exhibition and conference engaging

industry buyers and sellers, stakeholders and partners, CEOs, and young professionals together to share knowledge and fuel innovation in the ever-changing energy landscape.

Hosted on June 7-9, 2022, the Global Energy Show was inclusive to all energy systems, including features on the exhibition floor and conference in oil sands, hydrogen, wind, solar, petrochemicals, gas and LNG, electrification and nuclear. As no single source of energy can meet the increased global energy demand, the Global Energy Show is where Canada demonstrates its vision and leadership by bringing the right people together to meet global challenges with real-world solutions.
Within the last ten years participation of Ukraine in this leading energy event – including both companies and officials – is a tradition. Despite russia’s war against Ukraine, GES 2022 is not an exception. Event organizers and friends of the Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce put all their hearts and efforts to ensure a successful Ukrainian presentation at the event.
Organizers of the show provided a great opportunity for the newly appointed Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada Ms. Yuliya Kovaliv and the top management of NAK Naftogaz of Ukraine to update on the situation in the energy sector of Ukraine at the breakfast on June 8, 2022.
Ambassador Kovaliv has emphasized: “We are grateful to Canada for support and clear understanding that dependence on the Russian oil and gas to be left in the past. Our (Ukrainian) oil and gas sector needs the Canadian expertise, technologies and investments in order to increase the domestic production”.

 

President of Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and Director of Zhoda Investments Mr. Zenon Potoczny represented the private sector and investors working in oil and gas in Ukraine. The topic of his presentation was “Ukraine’s Energy Security – Threats and Opportunities”. He mentioned that: “Energy sector is crucial in rebuilding Ukraine, with new technology and modernization of this sector Ukraine will not only be able to sustain its energy security but will be supporting the European energy security system as well”.
🙏On behalf of CUCC and Ukraine, we would like to thank the organizers of the show for this great opportunity, support of Ukraine and for the success of the event.