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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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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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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.