Donors Corner: Inspired by the young generation!
It is always inspiring to see the young generation’s passion and willingness to support and work for our Ukrainian Canadian Community.
Today I want to introduce you to Danya Wasylyk – UCC donor, supporter, and staff member.
It is my privilege to work with Danya since she always brings positive energy, an abundance of creative ideas, and a deep understanding of her generation, especially on social media.
Danya moved to Canada from Australia in 2011. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Cares and has been involved with Plast, Desna Ukrainian Dance, the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada, and the Ukrainian Students’ Club at Ryerson University.
When I asked Danya why she donates to UCC, she said: “I donated because I believe in what UCC does and is doing. Their mission and vision statement shows the dedication the organization has in promoting Ukrainian Canadian leadership within Canada. Seeing all the hard work that goes on in the background encourages me to do more in the hromada and support organizations such as UCC.
All my life, I’ve been involved in the Ukrainain Community, whether it be in Sydney, Australia or Toronto, Canada. Throughout university, I was able to engage in the community to a greater degree, which in turn introduced me to the the inner workings of running a student’s club that helped me understand what occurs behind the scenes.
It is reassuring and heartwarming to see how supportive and resilient the Ukrainian community has been throughout the pandemic. From organizations hosting online malankas, koliadas, workshops, isolation dance videos to informative webinars that brought Ukrainians from all around the nation together, shows how much passion Ukrainian Canadians have for their culture. Being involved in such a vibrant community is why I stay active and support organizations such as UCC that continue to strive for more and advocate for the needs of the hromada and Ukraine.”
Thank you, Danya, for being part of our community as a donor and supporter. Thank you also for your hard work and the big smile you bring to our office every day. It is a pleasure to work with you and see your genuine love for our Ukrainian Canadian community. Seeing that, I know that our legacy of a vibrant community is in good hands. Дякую Даню!