The UCC Awards Mr. Orest Steciw the UCC Leadership Award for his contributions to the Ukrainian Canadian Community through his work with the League of Ukrainian Canadians
Born in Austria, Mr. Steciw began his involvement with the Ukrainian community in Canada as an activist with the McMaster University Ukrainian Students Club. Since 1980, Mr. Steciw has been an active member of the League of Ukrainian Canadians, where he has served as
Chairman since 2011. Mr. Steciw also servess as Chairman ofthe Ukrainian Research Institute – Ukrainica.
For over three decades, Mr. Steciw has provided the Ukrainian Canadian community dedicated, consistent and selfless service at the provincial, national and international levels.
Mr. Steciw was instrumental is having the Legislative Assembly of Ontario recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people, and was responsible for the creation and dissemination of the exhibition: “Holodomor: Genocide by Famine”, as well as information campaigns to have “Holodomor Education Week” take place in schools annually in November.