City of Residence: Etobicoke
Natalya Savaryn is currently finishing her degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy at the University of Guelph. During her time as a university student she was an active member with the Ukrainian club where she held executive positions such as treasurer and president. She has also been involved with the university’s Habitat for Humanity chapter where she spent her reading weeks volunteering in the States building homes and planning a trip as well.
Natalya is currently a program director for the Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) – Mississauga branch. She enjoys working with youth and being involved in the Ukrainian community. She is also a member on committees for her branch such as the national UYA Youth Jamboree (Zlet) and their bike-a-thon committee that raises money for their campgrounds at Veselka. She has had the opportunity as well to participate in CYM camps in Ontario, Quebec, the US, and Ukraine.
CYM is an important part of her life and is grateful for the opportunities and life-long friends she has met through this organization. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, traveling, spending time with loved ones, volunteering and honouring her Ukrainian heritage.