Mayor Announces Support for Sister City Lviv, Ukraine

Released: September 28, 2023 at 9 a.m.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Winnipeg’s sister city relationship with Lviv, Ukraine, Mayor Scott Gillingham announced on behalf of Winnipeg City Council a $15,000 contribution from his office budget will be going to the UNBROKEN National Rehabilitation Center. 
"As we prepare to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this special relationship, we want to show the people of Ukraine that we stand with them in their defense of their nation and pursuit of peace,” said Mayor Gillingham. “This contribution reflects our commitment to strengthening our international ties with Ukraine and making a positive impact on the lives of those in need."

In May, Mayor Gillingham announced the formation of the Lviv Sister City Advisory Committee (LSCAC). LSCAC is planning for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Lviv Sister City relationship, which will include signing of a new agreement to renew the sister city commitment.

“I’d like to thank the LSCAC for their work so far and look forward to celebrating and reaffirming our Sister City Friendship Agreement with Lviv this November,” added Gillingham. 

Lviv City Council identified the UNBROKEN National Rehabilitation Center as their project of choice for Winnipeg to support. The Centre is a place where adults and children affected by the war receive comprehensive qualified medical care. Those wishing to donate to UNBROKEN National Rehabilitation Center can do so through the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF), a registered charity in Canada since 1995. For more information, visit

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