The Holodomor Mobile Classroom and Your Community

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At community events the Holodomor Mobile Classroom (HMC) teaches and informs Canadians about the Holodomor, a largely unknown genocide, by showing films that document this tragic event in history.

Historical Connections to Canada

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First Holodomor Memorial Monument in Canada  - Edmonton, Alberta


There are many Canadians of Ukrainian descent whose family members survived the Holodomor.

Canadian farmers suffered as a direct result of Stalin’s Five-Year Plan with the importation and sale of grain from Ukraine, the breadbasket of Europe. This made it difficult for them to competitively sell their own grain on the open market. Given that this was during the Great Depression (1929 - late 1930s) this further incapacitated Canadian farmers.

“We in Canada are bonded to this dark chapter in human history by more than a million Canadians of Ukrainian descent, many of whom lost loved ones in the Holodomor. And so, all Canadians join us in commemorating this 75th anniversary of the terrible famine of 1932-33. Because what was done to the Ukrainian people was a mortal offence against the values we hold dearest; freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper

National Holodomor Commemoration Ceremony - Ottawa
November 28, 2007

The Holodomor was one of the USSR’s most successful cover-ups. Prior to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, those who survived the Holodomor would not speak openly about it, fearing persecution of their families back in Ukraine.

It is the Holodomor National Awareness Tour’s mission to ensure that Canadians have the opportunity to learn about this tragic event in world history, and by reflecting on it, reinforce within themselves Canada's values of human rights, equality, and social justice.

We encourage you to book the Holodomor Mobile Classroom for your next community event. Please contact holodomor.tour@cufoundation.ca for more information.

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Book us for your next:

  • Conference
  • City/town fair or exhibition
  • Genocide commemoration event
  • Fundraising event
  • Summer camp gathering
  • Event promoting freedom, human rights, multiculturalism
  • Civic/religious holiday
  • Memorial ceremony
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Community Booking Information

Interested in booking the Holodomor Mobile Classroom for your community event?

At community events we engage the public about the history of the Holodomor by showing our compliment of short documentaries.

We require a designated parking area of approximately 1,000 square feet (20 ft x 50 ft). This includes a safety perimeter.

As a not-for-profit organization, a donation to the Holodomor National Awareness Tour will help offset the daily operational costs and ensure the sustainability of the program for future years. We understand should this not be feasible for your organization.

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