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Children Of Chornobyl Canadian Fund (CCCF) is a registered charitable organization. It was established in 1990 to provide humanitarian aid to victims of the 1986 Chornobyl nuclear disaster. This disaster, the quiet killer, has caused an increase in cancer, blood disorders, birth defects and other illnesses linked to radiation exposure.

The unstable economical situation has increased the needs of all these innocent victims. CCCF, through its various projects, distributes medication, medical and technical equipment, supplies and food to clinics, treatment centres, hospitals and orphanages. As well, it provides administrative support to all of its projects.

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Last year the CCCF have instituted a granting process whereby we asked the hospitals that we have supported in the past to submit project proposals that would positively affect the people and the community that they serve. The Medical Advisory Committee and CCCF Board evaluated the proposals and donated grants in the range of $25,000 to $30,000 to implement these hospital initiatives.

The response to our request for project proposals was overwhelming and the Medical Advisory Committee  (MAC) selected six small projects from four hospitals. Coincidentally, all the selected projects were in the area of cardiology, so we sought the expertise of Dr. George Rewa. A local cardiologist and also one of our consultants, Dr. Rewa reviewed and prioritized the projects and we followed his advice on how we funded each project . The successful projects are being funded at hospitals in Ivankiv, (which  lies only 17 km from the forbidden Chornobyl zone), in Zbarazh, Ternopil and Halych in western Ukraine. Each of these projects involves both the purchase of specific equipment and an educational component. Moving forward our involvement will consist of monitoring for continuity and ongoing effectiveness of these projects and we will provide a report after the successful completion of each project.

The projects we selected to support, including a large blood pressure monitoring study in Ivankiv, stress that public health initiatives such as a healthy lifestyle, no smoking and no alcohol abuse are very important.  The major portion of the responsibility for the prevention or improvement of an acquired disease is in the hands of the individual patient. This idea is reflected in the selected project at the Ternopil Urgent Clinic which will study screening methods for heart attacks. The purchased equipment of an EKG and echocardiogram for this hospital is relevant to improving diagnostic possibilities and it is hoped that this will lead to better treatment decisions and translate to fewer deaths. 

The Halych project aims to decrease deaths from cardiac disease through early diagnosis and monitoring of at-risk patients (e.g. those over age 40 with hypertension).  They provided statistics that show that in their population high blood pressure affects  31% adults and 52.2% elderly, and ischemic heart disease is seen in 20% adults and 41% elderly.

By funding these projects, the intent of CCCF and MAC is to work with the hospitals and to gather evidence-based outcome data from their screening methods, diagnosis and treatment of individuals at risk for cardiac disease.  This will ultimately enable us to compare results from the 4 institutions we support, and will provide information on methods to improve the cardiovascular health of the citizens of these communities.

Holter monitor with blood pressure cuff, Veloergometer, microscopes, biochemical analyzer, donated to Zbarazh Central District Hospital of Ukraine:

SickKids and Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund Establish Ukraine Child Health Fellowship Program

TORONTO – November 30, 2012 – SickKids Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Ukraine Child Health Fellowship Program made possible thanks to a $1 million gift from the Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund (CCCF). The Fellowship program will improve the quality of paediatric health care in Ukraine through an exchange of people, information and talent with The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) ...

(to read all document click here:  SickKids and Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund Establish Ukraine Child Health Fellowship Program.pdf )

Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund purchased new ultrasound equipment Medison SonoAce X8 for the neonatal centre at the Lviv Regional hospital
27th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear explosion

Today, April 26, on the 27th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear explosion, we ask everyone to take a few minutes to remember the innocent victims of this terrible tragedy. The world community has learned much since that fateful day and hopefully has become proactive in avoiding such cataclysms in the future.

We at CCCF, now as in the past, continue to support the local hospital which responded to the needs of the victims, and for 27 years has continued to administer to their afflictions related to radioactive exposure. Our current focus is on the professional development of medical staff in Ukraine, by providing them with education opportunities in Ukraine, Canada, and Europe. Our medical projects provide funds for the purchase of specialized medical equipment to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of Chornobyl related diseases.

Much has been accomplished but much more remains to be done. We graciously Thank our long time donors and supporters who sustain us in our mission to improve the lives of all individuals affected by this preventable disaster.

Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program
Grant Stirling

On November 1, 2013 the Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program was formally launched at a wonderful evening reception at the Hospital for Sick Children. Hosted by Chrystia Freeland, and attended by over 140 members of the Ukrainian-Canadian community, all came to celebrate the successful creation of the Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program. A key component of the evening was to recognize the leadership of the CCCF in establishing this Program.

Over a year ago, the CCCF took the first step forward in creating the Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Project by directing a $1.05 million gift from the CCCF to SickKids. This gift to SickKids was made possible by a bequest from the estate of Mr. Frederick Tkachuk of Melfort, Saskatchewan. Mr. Tkachuk was a successful farmer of Ukrainian descent born in Saskatchewan who left this significant bequest to the CCCF.

Thanks to the vision of the CCCF and the generosity of Mr. Tkachuk, the Ukraine Paediatric Fellowship Program (UPFP) now has a simple goal: To ensure that children in Ukraine can live healthy and happy lives. And the Program achieves this goal by providing specialized medical training to talented physicians in Ukraine.

Dr. James Rutka, an internationally recognized neurosurgeon at SickKids and of Ukrainian descent, volunteered to take on the role of Project Leader in implementing the program. SickKids quickly appointed Dr. Myroslava Romach to serve as the International Medical Director of the UPFP. Together, Dr. Rutka and Dr. Romach have moved this program from idea to reality, and that is what was celebrated at the launch event in November at SickKids.

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CCCF Members Contribute Their Expertise to Medical Mission in Ukraine. November 2014.

Dr. Ulana Kawun (Medical Advisory Committee), Renata Roman (Co-President) and Krystina Waler (Director) travelled to Ukraine as part of the 25 member medical team organized by the Canada Ukraine Foundation, in partnership with Operation Rainbow.  In collaboration with the rest of the team, each in her field of expertise, actively and significantly, contributed to the success of the mission.   The medical team leaders for this mission were Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn from Toronto and Dr. Kimit Rai from Vancouver. The mission focused on post-traumatic and acute trauma surgeries for victims from Euromaidan demonstrations, as well as injured soldiers from Eastern Ukraine. The mission, was widely publicized in Ukrainian media, and was carried nationally on Canadian news stations.

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Thunder Bay Chapter

Russell Romanick (Director) and his wife Eleanor continue to spearhead many CCCF projects in Thunder Bay.  The collaborative leadership of the Chapter in organizing fundraisers, concerts, and the annual Chornobyl Panachyda speaks to their on-going dedication in responding to the needs of others.

In 2014, the Chapter sent four large shipments of humanitarian aid to the children’s orphanage in Rozdil, Ukraine.  Thanks to the generous donation from Mary Armstrong, an automatic blood analyzer was purchased for the Ratno hospital, at a cost of $13,855.  An article about this donation was included in the April 2014 issue of Hromadska Politichna Hazeta.

The Chapter receives requests for support from other orphanages and hospitals.  The members continue in their efforts to raise funds and help children in-need, in Ukraine.

For more information about the Thunder Bay Chapter, contact Russell  at or CCCF

26th of April - the day of remembrance for the victims of the world's worst nuclear accident. On April 26, 1986, reactor at the nuclear plant exploded and caught fire after the safety test went wrong. This is our memory - a  very difficult memory.                   

For more than 25 years CCCF has been helping the victims of Chornobyl disaster, sending medical aid to Ukrainian hospitals, providing funds for the purchase of specialized medical  equipment, and assisting physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of Chornobyl related diseases.