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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 go on rain or shine. We have a private area in the beer garden, as well as dedicated indoor space (if required).
Number of spots is limited, so please get your tickets in advance at the following link : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ucpba-beer-tasting-night-tickets-167654682669

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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, accounting, finance, business and medicine. The UCPBA Committee will support and coordinate the program throughout the year, as well as provide guidelines and modules to promote effective mentorship.

Mentor Responsibilities

As a Mentor, you will have the opportunity to coach, motivate, empower and give back to the community by helping shape future female leaders. Mentors are asked to attend monthly meetings with their assigned Mentee. Mentors are expected to come to meetings prepared to discuss either the suggested module topic or engage in productive discussions to support the Mentee’s career development. The expected time commitment is at least two hours per month. Mentors are not expected to facilitate job offers or provide reference letters.

Mentees Will Be:

  • screened to ensure serious commitment to the program and the mentoring relationship;
  • required to have at least 3 years of work experience;
  • required to be a member of UCPBA (and pay applicable yearly member fee);
  • responsible for scheduling monthly meetings with the Mentors

Important Dates

The Mentorship Program will run from October 1st, 2021 to September 31st , 2022. A virtual event kick-off hosted by the UCPBA Committee will be held on the evening of September 30th, 2021, and attendance is mandatory to be eligible for the program. The UCBPA Committee will also organize two additional group events throughout the year. The deadline to submit your application is August 31, 2021.

If you’re interested in becoming a mentee, please back reply to womensmentorship@ucpba.ca with the following information:

  1. Your profession, title and industry
  2. How long you’ve been in the workforce (full-time)
  3. Why you want to be part of this program (1-2 sentences)

Our committee will review your request and contact you directly with a decision and next steps.

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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: https://forms.gle/SgTtcYiwEGMWBxc57
Only individuals registered will receive the game instructions, bingo cards and zoom codes. Space is limited so reserve your spot early.

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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 Canada Ltd.  Register in advance for this webinar today: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XVHlRuwSTFmCwKEjK7N7aw

Presented by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Federation, and the Ukrainian Canadian Profession and Business Association of Toronto. 

Hosted by Alex Ilchenko, UCC National Vice President.

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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.

To learn more about the coronavirus, and how you can take steps to avoid becoming infected or spreading infection, we are including links to two notices from the Ontario Ministry of Health, one in English and one in Ukrainian. As well, you can find more information on the Canadian federal government’s coronavirus information website.

Wishing you good health!

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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 out – the inaugural Tryzub Awards in May, an Evening with Bank of Ukraine Governor Yakiv Smolii at the Albany Club in July, and our annual Yalynka Christmas party at The Old Mill this past month (more on this below). In addition, we also had great attendance at all our monthly professional events, whether it was one of our Ukrainians on Bay Street joint finance events, our Sales Workshop, one of our Knowledge Cafe events with UCSS, or any of our other networking nights, thank you very much for coming and supporting us.

Our Yalynka Christmas party was our most successful in recent years, thank you not only to our sponsors for their support, but also to all of you that attended. We’ve posted a number of photos on our website and on Facebook, please check out www.ucpba.ca or our UCPBA of Toronto Facebook page to see them all (and while you’re there, like our group!).

Wishing you a great 2020, we’re planning many more of the same events this year and we look forward to seeing you all again this year! (and if you have ideas for events you’d like to see us organize, please email contact@ucpba.ca)

Marc Marzotto
President, Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Toronto

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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 ✭ Adoreyes.com

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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!

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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 thanks to Adriana Luhovy (Instagram, Facebook) for the wonderful photos!