May 4, 2022. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce a call for National Award Nominations.
The following Awards will be presented at the Triennial Congress held on October 28 to 30, 2022, in Winnipeg, Manitoba:
• Taras Shevchenko Medal
• National Leadership Award
• Youth Leadership Award
“Every three years UCC recognizes outstanding achievement and contributions to the community development in various fields. I encourage all community members to nominate worthy individuals or organizations,” stated UCC National President Alexandra Chyczij.
Deadline for applications is June 30, 2022.
About the Awards:
Shevchenko Medal Award
The Shevchenko Medal is the highest form of recognition that can be granted by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. It recognizes individuals of Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian descent for their outstanding national contribution towards the development of the Ukrainian Canadian community.
The Shevchenko Medal recognizes outstanding achievement in community development, culture, the arts, education and sport. It is measured by the recipients’ level of excellence and initiative, their sustained body of work, peer recognition and the recipients’ impact both within and outside the Ukrainian Canadian community.
Applications and information about the Shevchenko Medal: https://www.ucc.ca/awards/shevchenko-medal-award/process-and-criteria/
UCC Leadership Award
The UCC Leadership Award was established in 2010. The UCC Leadership Award recognizes a worthy individual or organization that has made a significant national contribution to the development of the Ukrainian Canadian community; or a Ukrainian Canadian that has demonstrated individual excellence on a national scale in the areas of arts, culture, athletics, media, politics, business, entertainment, education, academia, health sciences, community or religious development, social services, civil society and leadership.
Applications and information about the UCC Leadership Award: https://ucc.ca/awards/ucc-leadership-awards/
UCC Youth Leadership Award of Excellence
The UCC Youth Leadership Award of Excellence recognizes young persons of Ukrainian origin between 18 to 29 years old who has shown consistent involvement and a positive influence in the community life of Ukrainian Canadians. Leadership in the community can be expressed as excellence in: Communication; Initiative; Teamwork and Consensus Building; establishing a positive profile for the Ukrainian Canadian community.
Applications and information about the Youth Leadership Award of Excellence: https://www.ucc.ca/awards/youth-leadership-award/