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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:

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 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

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 ✭

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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!

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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 and historic Albany Club. Governor Smolii outlined some of the National Bank of Ukraine’s efforts in the past few years: from achieving and maintaining macroeconomic stability, liberalizing monetary policies and continuing co-operation with the International Monetary Fund.

A lively Q&A period followed the formal presentation, in which guests put forth a variety of questions on wide-ranging topics, including how to promote confidence in the Ukrainian banking system, and anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine.

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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!) night of informal and casual networking.

Thanks to our excellent speakers for all of their insights and advice: Nicholas Bonk (RBC Capital Markets), Myroslav Chwaluk (Fasken), and Halyna Shribak (Deloitte).

Thanks as well to our great sponsors: Buduchnist Credit Union, Ukrainian Credit Union, AV-Canada, and Marche Restaurant!

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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 is an evening of celebration honouring recipients who demonstrate the virtues our community values in the areas of: Community Leadership, Business Leadership and Friends of Ukraine.

2019 Award Recipients

Leadership Award: Jim and Louise Temerty

Business Leadership: Ian Ihnatowycz

Friends of Ukraine: Diane Francis

Master of Ceremonies: Mervon Mehta

Guest Performance by Chantal Kreviazuk

Visit the Tryzub Awards website to purchase your tickets to this important event, or to learn more about becoming a sponsor.