September 23, 2021, Winnipeg MB. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to welcome Boris Balan, Slawko Borys, and Gerald M. Luciuk to the UCC Advisory Council.
“On behalf of the UCC, I thank Messrs Balan, Borys and Luciuk for agreeing to join our Advisory Council,” stated Alexandra Chyczij, National President of the UCC. “As leaders in our community for many years, Boris, Slawko and Gerald bring enormous knowledge and experience and will help us strengthen the UCC and the community we serve.”
The UCC Advisory Council is comprised of prominent and exemplary supporters of the Ukrainian Canadian community who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and have made significant contributions to the community.
Members of the Advisory Council are nationally recognized and respected Canadians who provide strategic guidance, expertise and cognitive strengths to help shape the current and future priorities of the Ukrainian Canadian community and who provide meaningful input and support to the UCC as the umbrella organization for one of the most dynamic and influential communities in Canada.
Mr. Boris Balan is Vice President of Northland Power, a Canadian-based international power developer. He has been an active member of the Ukrainian Canadian community for many years, including serving as a director and president of St. Vladimir Institute in Toronto and director and now president of the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko. Click here to read his full biography.
Mr. Slawko Borys is an experienced Operations & Safety Management Leader & Board Member with 20 years of background in the Commercial Aviation industry. Mr Borys is also very involved in the Ukrainian Canadian community; he is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Credit Union Limited. From 2012-2018 he was a Member of the Board of Directors of the UCU Ltd and has served in many senior positions with the Ukrainian National Federation and the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. Click here to read his full biography.
Mr. Gerald M. Luciuk is a soil scientist by training, Gerald worked with provincial and federal departments of agriculture, where he was responsible for pivotal studies on land degradation and soil conservation on the Canadian Prairies. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Luciuk has been actively involved in the Ukrainian cultural and religious community. He is a long-time director of the St. Petro Mohyla Institute. In addition, Gerald has maintained an active participation in his local Ukrainian Orthodox Parishes in Regina and earlier in Saskatoon at the local level. As a member of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Regina Council, he was instrumental in establishing interim programs for English language learning for new Ukrainian immigrants to Saskatchewan. Currently, he also serves as an Executive Board Member of the Canada Ukraine Foundation and on the SUS Foundation of Canada.
Click here to read Mr. Luciuk’s full biography.
To learn more about the UCC Advisory Council and its accomplished members please click here.