Who We Are

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) represents the Ukrainian Canadian community before the people and Government of Canada, promotes linkages with Ukraine, and identifies and addresses the needs of the Ukrainian community in Canada to ensure its continued development within Canada’s socio-cultural fabric.

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Toronto Branch (UCC-Toronto) has 62 member organizations that represent our community across a wide spectrum of demographics and interests. These organizations are separate entities with their own members and are represented within UCC-Toronto via their member representatives who elect the Board of the UCC-Toronto.

There are currently over 1.2 million Canadians of Ukrainian background living in Canada, over 100,000 living in the City of Toronto and many more residing in the surrounding Greater Toronto Area.

Board of Directors

UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS – TORONTO BRANCH

Board of Directors

2020-2022
MEMBERS of the EXECUTIVE

Schturyn, Peter

President

Bahriy, Taras

Past President

Antoniw, Taras

VP, Operations

Bonk, Lesia

VP, Operations

Semotiuk, Anna

VP, Administration

Stadnyk, Marijka

VP, External Affairs

Tomiuk, Uliana

VP, Finance Internal Relations

MEMBERS

Aponiuk-Sawicz, Javier

Director

Bonk, Roman

Fundraising & Grants

Gereliouk-Myndiuk, Nadia

Government Relations “LINK” Liaison

Halych, Nataliya

Recording Secretary

Horbal, Paul

Governance

Hordienko, Lily

Youth & Volunteer

Huta, Marta

Director

Jemetz, Alex

Fundraising & Grants

Kardasz, Petro

Outreach Public Relations

Parkhomchuk, Maksym

Director

Pidkowich, John

Performing Arts Council

Prokopiw, Nadia

Director

Sanajko, Nestor

Director

Shwec, Markian

Government Relations

Slavatynska, Lyubov

Member Organization Liaison

Slyepukhov, Oleksiy

Social Media & Communication

Solomon, Irene

Director

Stadnyk-Broda, Stefany

Holodomor Commemoration

Tarapacky, Luba

Special Events

Winnicki, Lesya

Remembrance Day

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Prokopiw, Cassandra

Chair

Tarapackyj, Andrij

Haluszka, Orest

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Kalymon, Olia

Board Nomination

Kuryliw, Valentyna

Holodomor Education

Kalymon, Taras

Education - Ukrainian Schools

Szkambara, Marika

Historical/Archival

Rewa, Oksana

Holodomor Memorial Project

IabIonskyi, Oleksandr

Ukrainian Sports Council

Aims & Objectives

The Board is supported by its member organizations and the community in its efforts to achieve the following goals and objectives:

  1. 1.

    To represent the Ukrainian Canadian Community in the Greater Toronto Area and all surrounding municipalities where no branch of the UCC exists to serve the needs of the Ukrainian Canadian Community.

  2. 2.

    To strengthen and co-ordinate the participation of Ukrainian Canadians in Canadian social and cultural life, based on democratic principles of justice, freedom and independence.

  3. 3.

    To promote the development of friendly and mutually beneficial relations between Canada and Ukraine.

  4. 4.

    To assist Ukraine in building an independent, united, and democratic state.

  5. 5.

    To plan and develop among Ukrainian Canadians sound community life in all its aspects.

  6. 6.

    To maintain, develop and enhance the Ukrainian culture and language as integral elements of the Canadian multicultural mosaic.

  7. 7.

    To carry on and assist in efforts for the improvement of the social, economic and cultural conditions of Ukrainian Canadians, and to cooperate with other agencies in rendering assistance to Ukrainian Canadian elderly, disadvantaged, youth, and Ukrainian immigrants, and refugees.

  8. 8.

    To promote the growth of a spirit of tolerance, understanding and goodwill between all segments of society within a multicultural Canada.