City of Residence: Winnipeg, MB
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress awards the Shevchenko Medal to Sophia Kachor as an expression of acknowledgment for outstanding and committed leadership in the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and in Plast Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada.
Sophia Kachor has distinguished herself in multifaceted community service in various Ukrainian Canadian organizations. Among her significant contributions are her efforts to improve the infrastructure and functionality of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, where her efforts have left a positive mark on that institution. Through her initiative, a UCC Sustaining Fund was created, a national constitutional conference was convened, and a series of strategic planning sessions undertaken for the Board of Directors.
Sophia Kachor is also prolifically active in P last. She has worked on upating various Plast programs ; she is a longtime theoretician and counselor for Plast youth in Canada and an instructor of Plast leaders in Canada and Ukraine. She was the organizer and director of the very successful International Plast Jamboree on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Plast in Canada.