The Holodomor Mobile Classroom and Your Community

Photo of the Holodomor Mobile Classroom

During community events the Holodomor Mobile Classroom (HMC) informs Canadians about this largely unknown genocide by showing documentaries about the Holodomor.

Historical Connections to Canada

Photo of Holodomor Memorial in Edmonton
Holodomor Memorial
Edmonton, Alberta

There are many Canadians of Ukrainian descent whose family members survived this tragic event.

Canada’s 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 Canadian farmers 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.”

Photo of Prime Minister Stephen Harper 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, 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 to reflect on and reinforce Canada's values of human rights, equality and social justice in today’s society.

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 approx. 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 helps offset the daily operational costs and ensures the sustainability of the program for future years. However, we understand that this might not be feasible for your organization.

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