Canada's ongoing state
funding to organizations that still glorify and memorialize their
community's fascist wartime leaders, includes government grants to the (1) Ukrainian Canadian Congress, (2) the League of Ukrainian
Canadians, (3) the Ukrainian Youth Association, and (4) the League of Ukrainian
Defunding the Myths and Cults of Cold War Canada:
(1) The Ukrainian Canadian Congress
(UCC) is referenced in the
Note: The UCC's creation in 1940 was funded and facilitated by the Canadian government. Its function was to unite all anticommunist Ukrainian organizations and to form a bulwark against the Ukrainian Left which then dominated this diaspora community in Canada. The UCC brought together the two conflicting factions within the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN). These factions, led by Andriy Melnyk and Stepan Bandera, known as the OUN(M) and the OUN(B), both had racist, antisemitic, fascist ideologies, employed terrorist tactics and allied militarily with the Nazis. The two factions however differed on some views regarding Ukrainian independence from Hitler's Germany. Throughout the Cold War and since, the UCC's national member groups have included veteran's associations representing the Nazi's OUN(M)-affiliated Waffen SS Division and the OUN(B)'s Ukrainian Insurgent Army.
Note: Being the youth affiliate of the League of Ukrainian Canadians, the UYA represents the Banderite faction of Canada's Ukrainian youth movement. As a scouting association, the UYA is organized along quasi-military lines. Its members dress in army-style uniforms, are taught to march in military formation, and engage in ritualistic ceremonies such as carrying OUN(B) battles flags or portrait photographs to glorify their such leaders as Stepan Bandera, Yaroslav Stetsko and Roman Shukhevych.
Note: The LUW is the women's affiliate of the League of Ukrainian Canadians.