June 5, 2024 – Ottawa, Canada – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Charitable and Educational Trust proudly announces its inaugural cohort of Youth Ambassadors, a group of exceptional leaders in their 20s representing all 10 provinces and the territory of Yukon. Selected through a rigorous process, these individuals will commence an eight-month fellowship this summer. This novel program seeks to empower emerging leaders to undertake projects and initiatives that address local community needs.

Demyan Hyworon, Member of the Program Advisory Council, emphasized the program’s significance in nurturing the next generation of community leaders: “The UCC Youth Ambassador Program provides a unique platform for young Canadians to develop vital skills, deepen their understanding of policy issues, and actively contribute to the betterment of their communities. We are thrilled to welcome our inaugural cohort of Youth Ambassadors and look forward to witnessing their growth and impact.”

The selected Youth Ambassadors represent a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and talents, reflecting the rich tapestry of Canada’s Ukrainian community.

 

Background:

The UCC Youth Ambassador Program is an eight month-long youth leadership program that aims to foster emerging leaders’ skills, policy awareness, and cultural understanding, and empower them to undertake projects and initiatives to address local community needs. This is a part-time, on-line program that can be easily combined with your school or work.

Throughout the program’s duration, youth ambassadors will be expected to organize and actively participate in an array of events and projects.

More: https://www.ucccetrust.ca/youth-ambassadors/

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Sofiia Andrushchak

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Andrii Biletskyi

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Sonia Bodnar

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Viktoriia Hrushetska

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Nicole Hupalo

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Viktoriia Kakulia

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Matthew Kowalchuk

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Oleksandra Kulychenko

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Cody Mackoway

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Mykhaylo Makogonsky

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Sofiia Maksyuta

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Nataliia Plakhotna

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Kateryna Osypova

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Michael Radomsky

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Tetiana Rymska

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Olha Shevchuk

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Andriy Shwec

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Olha Simoroz

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Madeleine Spezowka

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Anhelina Taran

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