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2024 Spring Social and Professional Networking

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming free Spring Social & Professional Networking event!

When: April 5, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Where: UNO Bistro

Registration is required due to limited venue capacity.

Knowledge Hub 2024

Join us for a night of networking and knowledge to build capacity and resiliency in the charity and not-for profit sector in the Ukrainian Canadian Community. When: Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Where: Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8X 1G5 Cost: $15-$30 (sandwiches, coffee, and tea […]

Yalynka 2023

Yalynka 2023 is here! Join us on Friday, December 8, 2023 for the best party of the year! Where : Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Rd, Toronto ON M8X 1G5.What to expect: Cash Bar, Appetizers, EntertainmentDoors open at 8:00 PM. Tickets are ON SALE NOW:– $50 for UCPBA members– $60 for non-members Special thanks […]

Networking & Social with UCPBA

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming Networking & Social event, hosted by UCPBA Toronto. Join us this springtime for an opportunity to expand your professional network, engage in mentorship opportunities, or simply reconnect with colleagues. The event will be held at the newly opened UNO Bistro, located at the UNF Community Centre. […]

Yalynka 2022 Recap

We wish to extend our gratitude and thank everyone’s contribution for making YALYNKA 2022 a great success at the Old Mill Toronto. We hope you have enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you back late this year again.  All net proceeds are donated to the Humanitarian Relief for Ukraine. We wish to extend […]

Dynamic Women: A Spotlight on Ukrainian Canadian Entrepreneurs

For this year’s International Women’s Day, join us for Dynamic Women: A Spotlight on Ukrainian Canadian Visual Entrepreneurs panel discussion. With panelists: Maria Janchenko Sophia Pierro Ivanka Siolkowsky Katherine Vellinga Moderated by Uliana Tomiuk, President of the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Toronto. Join this discussion about the challenges and gains of women […]

Save the Date for Knowledge Hub 2023

If you’re involved in running a church, charity, or not-for-profit organization, then mark your calendars for Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 5:30 pm to 9 pm. That’s when the Knowledge Hub 2023 seminar will be taking place, and it’s one event you don’t want to miss. Join us for a night of networking and knowledge […]

Toronto Fundraising Luncheon with Bill Browder

“Exposing Putin’s Campaign to Steal Billions and Terrorize Those Who Stand in His Way.” Hear Bill Browder, New York Times Bestseller Author and Vladimir Putin’s public enemy number one, describe how we can take on one of the most ruthless villains in the world – and win. Join us for an in-person discussion by Bill Browder, an individual […]

Resume and Interview Workshop

UCPBA invites to attend our Resume and Interview Workshop with Lara Franko Join us for an interactive in-person session to learn more about resume creation, interview and networking tips and mentorship opportunities  Location:UNO Bistro Cafe145 Evans Ave, Toronto.  Event start time is 5:00 pm. 5:30 PM Presentations6:30 PM Networking  This workshop is free for newcomers. Advance […]

Free Legal Information – Ask an Immigration Lawyer

Безкоштовна онлайн зустріч з Канадськими юристами з питань імміграції в Канаду. Четвер, 14 липня з 6 до 7 вечора (EST time zone) – Вебінар з питань Канадського іміграційного права  Обговоримо часто задавані запитання:як подати на вклейку візи в Канаді для тих хто приїхав по foil-less visaяк продовжити візу та термін дії паспорта перебуваючи в Канадіяк […]

Resume Building and Networking Workshop For Newcomers

July 6, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST via Zoom THE RECORDING OF THIS SESSION IS AVAILABLE HERE Join us for an interactive Zoom session to learn more about resume and cover letter creation, LinkedIn and networking, job search techniques. Speakers: Beth Yarzab With a background in Executive Search, Recruitment, Human Resources, and Coaching, Beth has over […]

UCPBA Networking Night

You are invited to our first in-person event of this Summer 2022! Let’s meet, network, and support each other in building a strong Ukrianian community in Canada. We look forward to see you Thursday June 23rd at Barrel House Korchma. We will have hospitable on-the-house appetizers hosted by UCPBA and cash bar. We look forward […]

Employment Issues for Newcomers in Canada

June 16, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST – session on Employment Issues for Newcomers in Canada REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ____________________________________________________________________This is a series of webinars and Q&A sessions put together by Canadian lawyers and legal practitioners to support for people affected by the situation in Ukraine in Canada and […]

Information for Ukrainians coming to different provinces in Canada

Settlement Support The federal government has announced that Settlement Program services, which are typically only available to permanent residents, will be extended until March 31, 2023, for temporary residents in Canada eligible under the CUAET. Key services that are available to Ukrainians as they settle into their new communities in Canada include: language training; information about and […]

Easter Greetings from UCPBA 

Wishing you and your families a wonderful Easter holiday.  Слава Україні! 

Information for Ukrainians coming to Canada

Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) CUAET allows all Ukrainian nationals and their family members to apply for a visitor visa to enter Canada and remain in Canada up to 3 years from the time of entry. Link here.  How to Apply for the CUAET (Online only) The first step for prospective CUAET applicants is […]

Legal Information Sessions  

A series of webinars and Q&A sessions have been put together by Canadian lawyers and legal practitioners to support Ukrainians in Canada and abroad, who need immediate legal information.The sessions are held each Thursday of April from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST via Zoom. These virtual sessions are free and open to public. The […]

Yalynka 2021 was a success!

Thank You for taking part in Yalynka 2021 at the Old Mill, Toronto.We hope you have enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you back next year. We are grateful and extend special thanks to our sponsors:✭✭✭ Platinum – BCU Financial Group✭✭ Gold – Ukrainian Credit Union✭✭ Gold – Myhal Family Foundation✭ Wine – […]

Yalynka 2021

Yalynka 2021 is here!!! Get your tickets today at Join us on Saturday, December 4, 2021 for the best party of 2021! When: Saturday, December 4, 2021. Doors open at 9 pm. Where : Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Road What to expect: Cash bar, Appetizers, Entertainment Tickets are ON SALE NOW:– $30 […]

UCPBA Beer Tasting Night

Please join us at Black Lab Brewing on Wednesday September 8, 2021, at 6:00 pm, for our first in-person social event of the year! Cost is $30 and includes beer (a flight or two pints), snacks, a presentation of the beers from a senior brewmaster and small group tours of the brewery. The event will […]

The UCPBA Women’s Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program aims to provide female Mentees the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge of their industry, career development and advancement, and work-life balance from their Mentors. During this inaugural year of the Mentorship Program, Mentors and Mentees will be paired on the basis of their professional backgrounds and career goals in the following professions: law, […]

UCPBA Bingo Night June 24 at 7:30 pm

UCPBA invites you to join us for a fun virtual Bingo Night, on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm.Please note that registration is required and it will close on June 22 (midnight). Here is the registration link: Only individuals registered will receive the game instructions, bingo cards and zoom codes. Space is limited […]

Covid-19 Relief and the Federal Budget: A Guide for Business

Covid-19 Relief and the Federal Budget: A Guide for Business (Online Webinar on May 5, 2021) UCPBA invites you to join us for a special presentation on Covid-19 Relief and the Federal Budget: A Guide for Business on Wednesday May 5 at 12 pm eastern. Special guest Chris Mazur (,CIRP, LIT), Partner & Senior Vice-President – BDO […]

Replay: From Retail to Online Sale

In case you missed our online webinar last week, we invite you to view a recording of this event!

UCPBA Events Postponed for Now

All UCPBA events, including next week’s Women’s Mentorship/Networking event, are postponed until further notice. UCPBA Toronto hopes that all of our members and friends stay healthy and safe during this difficult time. In keeping with guidance from our public health officials, we encourage everyone to practice social distancing and avoid unnecessary trips outside your homes. […]

Season’s Greetings!

On behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Toronto, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2019 was a great year for our organization, thank you very much for your support. All three of our gala events were huge successes this year and all three sold […]

Yalynka Photo Album

Thanks again to our sponsors: ✭✭✭ Platinum – BCU Financial Group ✭✭ Gold – Myhal Family Foundation and Ukrainian Credit Union ✭ Silver – Himelfarb Proszanski and Funding Matters 🍷 Wine – Rosewood Estates Winery 🍷 Prizes: ✭ Werhun Law ✭ Zirkova Vodka ✭

UCPBA Engages with Entrepreneurs!

UCPBA teamed up with our friends, Ukrainians on Bay Street, last month for an entrepreneurship-themed event. A great crowd was on hand at Marché to hear UCPBA Board Member, Uliana Tomiuk, and Roman Lutsiv speak and take questions. An excellent networking session followed. Be sure to stay tuned for future finance-themed events!

We Painted The Night Away!

Thank you to all members and guests who exercised their creative muscles, and hopefully learned something new along the way at UCPBA’s first-ever Paint Night. It was a packed house as our budding Picassos learned the intricacies of colour, canvas and brush techniques! Stay tuned for more great UCPBA events in the near future. Special […]

Evening with the National Bank of Ukraine Governor Smolii

In conjunction with the third annual Ukraine Reform Conference – and thanks to the generosity of platinum sponsor, BCU Financial Group – UCPBA was pleased to host an evening with the Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, Yakiv Smolii, on July 3. Approximately 125 guests and dignitaries attended the event, held at the wood-paneled […]

Investment Banking Night Recap

Thanks to the 60+ attendees that joined us at our joint UCPBA Toronto + Ukrainians on Bay street event! Held on March 27th downtown at Marche Restaurant, we had three panelists speak about their careers in investment banking, M&A, and securities law. Following the presentations, we had a lively Q&A session, and then a (late!) […]

Tryzub Awards Gala

UCPBA is proud to be a partner in presenting the Tryzub Awards. The Tryzub Awards were created by passionate Ukrainian-Canadians who saw a need to unify our community across Canada to celebrate the accomplishments of those who have demonstrated their work in support of Ukraine, Ukrainian causes, the Ukrainian-Canadian community and Canada overall. The Tryzub Award Gala […]

Photos from Yalynka 2018

Photos from our Women’s Guide to Personal Finance event

Don’t miss Yalynka!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our annual Yalynka Christmas Party at the Albany Club this Saturday! Please register online or call 416-566-2664 to get your tickets. Reminder that tickets are $50 for UCPBA members, $75 for non-members, and include open bar all evening with appetizers and snacks through the night. The evening begins at 9 pm, […]

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday October 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm UCU Wealth Strategies Office, 2265 Bloor Street West Attention members – please come out to our AGM on October 16th to meet the board and learn about upcoming events planned for the 2018-2019 year!

Churches, Charities & Not-for-Profit Seminar a success

UCPBA wishes to thank the Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association (UCBA) and Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (UCSS) for organizing and hosting an excellent and information seminar on Churches, Charities and Not-for-Profits law. There were close to one hundred attendees, showing just how important this topic is for our community! Special thanks to sponsors Ukrainian Credit Union […]

Yalynka 2017 Was A Success!

A big thank you to all that attended our Yalynka Christmas party on December 9. Once again, we had record attendance! For those that didn’t make it out, hope to see you at next year’s party! In addition to our attendees, a big thank you to our sponsors for the evening! Thank you to Boris […]

Update on UCPBA Awards

Thank you to all those that have been nominated, or have nominated someone, for the UCPBA Awards. We are pleased to announce that the Awards will now be held in Spring 2018. The nomination process is still ongoing, and we will be in touch with all nominated candidates in the new year.

Register now for Yalynka

You are cordially invited to UCPBA’s annual Yalynka on Saturday, December 9 at the Albany Club in downtown Toronto. Yalynka is an annual Christmas celebration hosted by UCPBA. Join us for general merriment as we kick off the holiday season. There will be an open bar, appetizers (many, many appetizers) and entertainment. Cost: $50 members; […]

Nominations for 2nd Annual UCBPA Awards are open!

UPDATE: We have exciting news regarding the UCPBA Awards coming soon. In the meantime, our planned program has been delayed for several months. Stay tuned! The first annual UCPBA Awards was held on April 10, 2016 in conjunction with the Ukrainian-Canadian Business and Professional Trade Show organized by UkrPages. Over 150 attendees were present to support […]

UCPBA Women in Business event a huge success

Back in May, UCPBA posted the photo at right from one of our meetings on Facebook. UCPBA member and business owner, Adrianna Stadnyk, spotted something odd: there was only one woman in the photo. Adrianna suggested that we should do more to highlight the successful businesswomen in the Toronto Ukrainian-Canadian community. So we did! On July […]

2017 Annual General Meeting

UCPBA’s Annual General Meeting for 2017 will be held Thursday, July 27, 2017 beginning at 6:00 pm, at Baka Gallery Cafe (2256 Bloor St. West, at Beresford Ave.). We hope to see you all there. Note that this is a mid-term AGM, and there are no Board elections scheduled for this AGM. Please also plan […]

UCPBA Member and Canadian Doctors to Travel to Ukraine

 Krystina Waler, a member of the UCPBA Executive is part of a delegation heading to Kyiv this week, to undertake a medical needs assessment. To learn more and how you can donate, please read the release below.  Canadian Doctors to Travel to Ukraine Canadian Medical Professionals Travel to Ukraine to Undertake Medical Needs Assessment Toronto/Ottawa- […]

New website launched

UCPBA of Toronto is pleased to announce that its new official website,, is now live. We have some great things in the works for the site and for our organization, which will be rolling out over the next little while. In the meantime, have a look around and let us know what you think. […]