The special character of Ukrainian-Canadian cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian spheres is due to the presence of the huge Ukrainian diaspora in Canada, which reaches almost 1.4 million people and has an extremely developed system of public and cultural organizations, research and development institutions, museums, art groups, art associations and more. This promotes the active development of direct interpersonal contacts between citizens and non-governmental organisations of Ukraine and Canada.
Ukrainians make up 3.87% of the country's total population. In terms of its size, the Ukrainian community in Canada is the second largest group of Ukrainians living outside of Ukraine.
Ukrainians in Canada have created a large number of public and religious associations, dance ensembles, Ukrainian choirs, amateur theatres, financial institutions, sports clubs, etc. In total, more than 1,000 Ukrainian organisations of various kinds operate on the territory of Canada. The main cities of organized Canadian-Ukrainian life are Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon.
The coordinating and representative body of Canadian Ukrainians is the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.
The headquarters of the World Congress of Ukrainians, which represents the interests of more than 20 million Ukrainians in 64 countries, is located in Toronto.
The Ukrainian community of Canada preserves and increases the Ukrainian cultural heritage - language, culture, customs, and traditions, which have become part of the Canadian heritage.
Every year, about 10 different Ukrainian festivals take place in different cities of Canada. The oldest of them is the Canadian National Ukrainian Festival, which has been held in Dauphin, Manitoba, since 1965. The largest Ukrainian festival in North America is the annual Ukrainian Festival in Toronto.
Canadian Ukrainians provide substantial humanitarian, financial and material assistance to Ukraine in the context of countering russian aggression.
With the start of the full-scale war of the russia against Ukraine, the efforts of the Ukrainian community managed to collect about $52 million Canadian dollars from 72 thousand donors. Funds were collected thanks to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal initiative through the officially registered charity organisation Canadian-Ukrainian Foundation.