UCC Welcomes Incoming Board of Directors

October 4, 2016. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to welcome the incoming Board of Directors, appointed at the XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians, held in Regina, SK on September 29-October 2, 2016. Over 250 delegates from coast to coast met to set the priorities and establish the leadership of the UCC for the next three years.


The XXV Congress also elected the officers of the Executive Committee, and the Board of Auditors of the UCC. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress is the voice of Canada’s 1.3-million strong Ukrainian community and brings together under one umbrella all the national, provincial and local Ukrainian Canadian organizations. The 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.

“I sincerely thank the outgoing Board of Directors, Board of Auditors and Executive Committee of the UCC, with whom it has been my honour to work for the last three years. They served our community with professionalism, dedication and passion,” stated Paul Grod, who was re-elected National President of the UCC. “I welcome the incoming members of the UCC National team, and I am confident that their commitment and energy will ensure the continued success of the UCC into the future.”

The newly-established Board of Directors is:

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Board of Directors (2016 – 2019)
Name Position
Executive Officers
Paul Grod National President
Alexandra Chyczij 1st Vice President
Andrea Kopylech 2nd Vice President
Yaroslaw Borys Secretary
Walter Dlugosh Treasurer
Board Members Organization
Vitaliy Milentiev Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC)
Victor Hetmanczuk Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF)
Roman  Kolos Canadian Lemko’s Association
Eugen Duvalko Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society (CUIAS)
Krystina Waler Children of Chornobyl Canadian Fund
Eugene Czolij Council of Ukrainian Credit Unions of Canada (CUCUC)
Lisa Shymko League of Ukrainian Canadian Women
Myroslava Pidhirna League of Ukrainian Canadians (LUK)
Ann Szyptur PLAST
Tania Dzulynsky Shevchenko Scientific Society
Olesia Luciw-Andryjowycz UCC Alberta Provincial Council
Yaro Gavrylko UCC British Columbia Provincial Council
Oksana Bondarchuk UCC Manitoba Provincial Council
Lida Narozniak UCC Ontario Provincial Council
Halyna  Holowka UCC Quebec Provincial Council
Mary Ann  Trischuk UCC Saskatchewan Provincial Council
Markian Shwec UCC Toronto Branch
Dr. Markian Shulakewych Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences (UVAN)
Cassian Soltykevych Ukrainian Can. Students’ Union (SUSK)
  TBD* Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association
Andrew Hladyshevsky Q.C. Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko (UCFTS)
Taras Hetmanczuk Ukrainian Canadian Professional & Business Federation (UCPBF)
TBD* Ukrainian Canadian Research & Documentation Centre
TBD* Ukrainian Canadian Social Services of Canada Headquarters (UCSS)
Orest Boychuk Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada
Marion Barszczyk Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada
Dr. Denis Hlynka Ukrainian Fraternal Society of Canada
TBD* Ukrainian National Assoc. Inc. (UNA)
Renata  Roman Ukrainian National Federation of Canada (UNF)
Liza Zienchuk Ukrainian Orthodox Youth of Canada (CYMK)
Jars Balan Ukrainian Self-Reliance League of Canada (USRL/CYC)
Dennis Kuchta Ukrainian Self-Reliance Association of Canada (USRA/TYC)
Zora Jackson Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada
Olia Sheweli Ukrainian Women’s Organization of Canada
TBD* Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM)

TBD* indicates a member organization which has not yet appointed a representative to the Board

Board of Auditors
First Name Last Name Position Organization
Demyan Hyworon Chair Council of Ukrainian Credit Unions of Canada
Markian Shwec Member UCC Toronto Branch
Olia Sheweli Member Ukrainian Women’s Organization of Canada
Dennis Kuchta Member Ukrainian Self-Reliance Association of Canada (USRA/TYC)
Alanna Mysak Member Ukrainian Canadian Congress Montreal Branch
Ernest Paluck Alternate Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada
Borys Mykhajlets Alternate League of Ukrainian Canadians (LUK)

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