UCC welcomes Tara Katrusiak Baran 

February 21 – Ottawa.  UCC Chief Executive Officer Ihor Michalchyshyn today announced that Tara Katrusiak Baran has joined us the Ukrainian Canadian Congress to develop policy in key areas of interest to the community leading up to the upcoming Canadian federal election and UCC’s 26th Triennial Congress. 

“Tara brings a depth of experience to UCC, and will be working to strengthen our public policy in a number of key areas.  She will help develop resources for community engagement and ensure that we continue to have relevant and well-researched policy proposals,” said Michalchyshyn.

Tara’s professional experience includes legislative and policy development positions on Parliament Hill, and logistics and communications roles in several federal elections. She worked as a ministerial assistant and policy advisor at Treasury Board Secretariat and Public Safety Canada from 2009-2013. She has most recently served as a policy analyst in the civil service at a large government department, Employment and Social Development Canada. 

Tara was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and earned her BA in English and German Literature from the University of Waterloo. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from Algonquin College (Ottawa). 

She will be working at UCC’s National Office on the policy development initiative until the end of June, 2019. 


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