Canada to welcome international community at Ukraine Reform Conference in Toronto 

News release

June 28, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada and its international partners stand with the people of Ukraine.

From July 2 to 4, 2019, Canada and Ukraine will co-host the Ukraine Reform Conference in Toronto.

This third international conference will bring together over 800 of Ukraine’s friends and partners, including foreign ministers, heads of international institutions, parliamentarians, and members of the private sector, civil society and community members to support Ukraine’s reform process. There will be 39 countries and seven international organizations represented in Toronto.

The ministerial events will be held July 2. During the two next days, Ukraine House will host discussions on innovation, trade opportunities, democracy and reform in Ukraine. Ukraine House is a hub for private sector, civil society, government and international partners to connect, network and debate.

Quotes

“I am delighted Canada is hosting the Ukraine Reform Conference in Toronto this year. This is an invaluable opportunity for Canada and the international community to demonstrate our support for reform in Ukraine. Together, we will continue to work toward strengthening the rules-based international order and building the future the people of Ukraine deserve.”

- Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick facts

  • The first Ukraine Reform Conferences were held in London and Copenhagen in 2017 and 2018, respectively. 

  • Since January 2014, Canada has committed more than $785 million in multi-faceted support to Ukraine, encompassing a broad range of financial, development, stabilization and security, non-lethal military and humanitarian assistance.

  • Canada is taking a leading role in efforts to support Ukraine’s security, stability and sovereignty. Canada’s military training and capacity building mission in Ukraine, Operation UNIFIER, launched in September 2015, is a key part of Canada’s overall effort.

  • Canada is supporting democracy in Ukraine, including with long and short-term observers for the 2019 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

  • On December 2, 1991, Canada was the first Western country to recognize Ukraine’s independence.

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