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 66 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

Our Board for the 2018-2020 term is pictured here. 
1st row: Standing from left to right: Lesya Winnicki, Markian Shwec, Oksana Rewa, Taras Bahriy (President), Marijka Stadnyk, Peter Schturyn and Lesia Bonk.

2nd Row: Standing from left to right: Nika Goutor, Oleksiy Slyepukhov, Oksana Levytska, Volodymyr Palagniuk, Anna Kisil, Nadia Sydorenko (office administrator), Paul Horbal, Taras Antoniw.

3rd Row: Standing from left to right: Petro Kardasz, Luba Tarapacky, Bohdan Cherniawski, Andrew Potichnyj, Orest Haluszka (Audit Committee), Andrij Tarapackyj (Audit Committee), Oksana Cherchyk, Nadia Prokopiw.

Not present: Roman Bonk, Cassandra Prokopiw (Audit Committee), Lydia Falcomer, Ann Semotiuk, Alex Jemetz.


Board of Directors


Bahriy, Taras


Rewa, Oksana

Past President

Schturyn, Petro

VP, Finance Internal Relations

Shwec, Markian

VP, External Affairs

Stadnyk, Marijka

VP, Operations

Winnicki, Lesya

VP, Administration


Antoniw, Taras

Independence Day

Bonk, Lesia

Independence Day

Bonk, Roman


Falcomer, Lida

Holodomor Commemoration

Gereliouk-Myndiuk, Nadia

Member at Large

Horbal, Paul


Hordienko, Lilia

Member at Large

Jemetz, Alex


Kardasz, Petro

Government Relations

Kisil, Anna

Special Events

Prokopiw, Nadia

Media Relations

Semotiuk, Ann

Community Developments

Slyepukhov, Oleksiy

Social Media & Communication

Tarapacky, Luba

Special Events


Tarapackyj, Andrij


Haluszka, Orest

Prokopiw, Cassandra


Kalymon, Olia

Board Nomination

Kisil, Anna

Arts Council

Kuryliw, Valentyna

Holodomor Education

Kalymon, Taras

Education - Ukrainian Schools

Szkambara, Marika


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.