Paul Migus has been active in the Ukrainian Canadian community in Toronto and Ottawa for over 50 years. He has occupied leadership roles in the Ukrainian National Youth Federation, and the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada. As a director of the UNF Paul Yuzyk Institute for Youth Leadership he delivers the “Canada’s Parliament Education Forum” about how the government in Ottawa works. Having served as one of the highest ranking Ukrainian Canadians in the federal Public Service, including serving two Cabinet Ministers of Multiculturalism, Paul continues to assist the Ukrainian Canadian Congress as Director, Government Relations. Paul also provides leadership to the UCC Canada-Ukraine Advisory Committee which shares advice with the Government of Canada through meetings with Ministers of Cabinet and Senior Public Service Executives.
Paul has been a member of Plast, SUSK, the Kalyna Dance Ensemble, the Ukrainian Professional and Business Association, and the Ukrainian Catholic Church. He is the author of “Ukrainian Canadian Youth: A History of Organizational Life in Canada”; a founder of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, and editor of “Sounds Canadian: Languages and Culture in Multi-ethnic Society”.
Paul has worked on many legislative and governance projects to ensure a Ukrainian Canadian leadership role within a multicultural Canada, as well to support Cabinet Ministers in the Government of Ukraine with recent public administration reforms. Whether in government, academia, or the community, he has strived to build the Ukrainian community in Canada.