Organizations / Організації
The Ukrainian Centre
5311 Francis Road,Richmond, BC
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– Book Club and Lending Library Enquiries: [email protected]
The Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko is a registered charitable non-profit society dedicated to preserving and sharing the Ukrainian culture within the Canadian Mosaic.
It is the members who are generous with their time as volunteers that allow events and good works to continue. Friday Night Family Suppers, Pysanky (traditional Ukrainian Easter-egg) Workshops, the Lending Library and Book Club, as well as Ukrainian Dances, Malanka, and other celebrations are all part of the fabric of a successful Ukrainian community group.
The society proudly sponsors the Tropak Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, an over -16 dance group that performs locally and across North America. Tropak invites male and female dancers, age 16 and over with some dance experience (no Ukrainian dance experience is required) to join them for practices and performances.
Ukrainian Housing Society
Established in 1985, the Ukrainian Housing Society operates the Ukrainian Village of Ivan Franko at 8720 Railway Avenue in Richmond, at Francis Road and Railway Avenue. This attractive apartment complex of 44 units accommodates senior citizens, including subsidized rental assistance from the Government.
The collective mission is to preserve and promote the Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian heritage, facilitate the integration of new immigrants into Canada, and safeguard and further develop the multicultural identity, civic institutions, and democratic values at the core of Canadian society.
Another focus of the mission is to share the Ukrainian Canadian historical experience and our Canadian values with the people and Government of Ukraine.
Rehearsal are held from September to June at the Ukrainian Catholic Center, 3150 Ash St. in Vancouver, on Sundays starting either at 1 pm or at 6 pm for two hours. For schedule of rehearsals, please contact Ann Kvitka Kozak at [email protected]
New singers/ musicians are always welcomed.
Svitanok Chorus of the Svitanok Performing Arts Society of British Columbia is an officially registered organization in Victoria, BC. The director, Ann Kvitka Kozak founded the mixed chorus in 1989.
Svitanok’s goals are to promote, perform, preserve and teach Ukrainian choral music in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland and the Pacific Northwest. Auditioned singers, 13 years and older, from varying backgrounds, are of Canadian, Ukrainian and Slavic roots. The annual and extensive repertoire consists of folk, contemporary, sacred, historical and semi-classical choral music, including original repertoire from Ukraine, and Ann’s choral arrangements of interesting one part songs.
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The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is the voice of Canada’s Ukrainian community. The Congress brings together under one umbrella all the national, provincial and local Ukrainian Canadian organizations. Together with its member organizations, the UCC has been leading, coordinating and representing the interests of one of Canada’s largest ethnic communities (1.2 million) for 70 years and instrumental in shaping Canada’s social, economic and political landscape.
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 existence and development for the enhancement of Canada’s socio-cultural fabric.
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) strives to be a proactive, national, united and self-sustaining body that provides a high standard of leadership in developing the destiny of Ukrainian Canadians.
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тел. 604 477 0171
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THE MAIN AIMS AND OBJECTS OF UCSS ARE:
– To promote the interests and advance the welfare in general of Ukrainian communities in Canada by engaging in charitable activities
– To provide social support services to individuals and families in need, and particularly to seniors and new immigrants
– To provide financial assistance to needy persons
– To work together with other Ukrainian charitable organizations, as well as government and other community agencies, in delivering aid programs
– To assess the needs of Ukrainian communities in Canada and initiate programs to respond to the identified social issues and needs
– To encourage and promote volunteerism in the community
– To encourage and promote education in the field of social work and related disciplines.
Vancouver: тел. 604-2637915
New Westminster: тел. 604-5246585
The Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada, in its ongoing commitment to the mission of the Church, is dedicated to providing the resources that allow its members to realize their own true vocation, and live an authentic Christian life as contributing members to the Church and society.
The fundamental aims of the UCWLC are aimed at:
– Catholic faith: to develop and enrich the religious and spiritual life of each member and each parish, thereby strengthening the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canada.
– Ukrainian culture: to preserve and develop Ukrainian culture in Canada.
– Canadian citizenship: to become fully aware to the needs of family, community and country. To strengthen the spiritual dimensions and moral values of Canadian life.
– Charitable activities: to initiate and support programs of charitable action.
The Ukrainian Fraternal Society of Canada (UFSC) is a not-for-profit fraternal benefit organization headquartered in the province of Manitoba. The membership is comprised of Canadian individuals of Ukrainian descent.
In addition to providing fraternal services and financial support for Ukrainian community projects, the Society provides life insurance policies to its members. Effective January 1, 2011, the Society assumed all of the assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenditures of the insurance business of the Ukrainian Mutual Benefit Association of St. Nicholas of Canada (UMBA).
Serving the Ukrainian Canadian Community in the field of life insurance since 1921.
101-7007 Kerr St, Vancouver, BC V5S 3E2
The Ukrainian Self- Reliance League (CYC) was founded in Saskatoon in response to an urgent need to establish a strong Ukrainian identity in Canada. The role of the convention has changed from developing identity to maintaining identity. This convention will provide a forum for open discussion and interaction among all members present. The challenges facing us will be discussed in the theme “Together as One”.
USRA/UOMA/TYC Branches across Canada are active service organizations and are having a lot of success. They support and contribute to their Orthodox community, to their Ukrainian community and to the community at large. Our focus, at the moment, is on these successes.
USRA/UOMA/TYC Branches and their members continue to work with all the component and affiliate member organizations in the USRL/CYC family. Their support for our member organizations results in a stronger and more vibrant CYC family.
USRA/TYC is a member organization within the Ukrainian Canadian Congress at the branch, provincial and national levels. Their members support all the UCC initiative and endeavors.
Suite 101 – 7007 Kerr Street
For 30 years, thanks to generous contributions and bequests, the Ukrainian Studies Foundation – British Columbia (USF-BC) has supported and promoted Ukrainian studies at all educational levels. USF-BC awards grants to organizations and individuals engaged in educationally beneficial projects or programs related to Ukrainian language studies, and the study of Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian history, heritage, literature, culture and the arts in British Columbia. The Foundation raises and maintains funds in support of these endeavors and welcomes partnering proposals for community educational outreach in British Columbia.
The history of the Foundation’s creation is one of evolution.
In 1974 the Ukrainian Canadian Committee – Vancouver Branch, spearheaded the creation of the Ukrainian Educational Council – BC to organize Ukrainian School teachers across BC and provide professional training and curriculum support.
As interest in the Ukrainian language grew, UBC students approached the Educational Council to assist with the funding of Ukrainian language courses at UBC that were scheduled for demise due to government cutbacks. The Ukrainian Educational Council – BC, in conjunction with the Ukrainian Canadian Committee and the Ukrainian Heritage Language School, the largest school in BC, formed the Ukrainian Heritage Language Foundation of BC in 1985 and drew on these organizations for the first board of directors. The Foundation approached the Ukrainian community for donations and the community responded.
A major contribution was a bequest from the estate of Walter Romaniuk.in 1993. The Foundation’s support allowed for Ukrainian language courses at the 3rd and 4th year levels to thrive at UBC for seven years. In 1997 the name of the Foundation changed to the Ukrainian Studies Foundation – BC to better reflect the wider scope of funded projects.
USF-BC has supported:
-Ukrainian language and history courses at BC universities
-Ukrainian school programs for children and adults
-Lecturers and speakers at community events
-Publication of books by Canadian authors on Ukrainian themes
-Library cataloguing project
-English translation of Ukrainian literature
-Production and screening of Canadian film documentaries on historical events in Ukraine
-Preservation of 20 years of Ukrainian community television programs in BC
-Cataloguing and digitizing Ukrainian Canadian Congress-BC materials that will be available on the web
Grant application forms and eligibility criteria are now easily accessible on the new USF-BC website: www.ukrainianstudiesfoundationofbc.com
USF-BC derives its funding from bequests and donations. It is a registered society in British Columbia and a charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency, thereby authorized to issue tax receipts for donations and bequests. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors, members of which represent diverse professional expertise and community involvement.
To find out about grants, donations or projects and upcoming events supported by USF-BC, please visit the website: www.ukrainianstudiesfoundationofbc.com
Mary Ann Pylypchuk
Chair, Ukrainian Studies Foundation of B.C.