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!

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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 Limited, Steinberg Title Hope & Israel LLP, Old Mill Toronto, Razom Ukrainian Canadian Media Group, Cholkan + Stepczuk LLP, Funding Matters Inc. and Rodan Energy Solutions.

If you’d like to download a copy of the course materials, they are available at this download link.

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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 Horodynsky and Horodynsky Farms, who was once again our Presenting sponsor. Thanks also very much to our Gold Sponsors: Funding Matters, Ukrainian Credit Union, Buduchnist Credit Union, and Himelfarb Proszanski. And finally, thanks to the generosity of our door prize sponsors, one in ten of those who attended went home with a bottle of great Ukrainian vodka! Thanks to both Khortytsia Vodka (United Stars) and Zirkova Vodka (Multiculture Bevco Inc).

Thank you to our Ukrainian koliadnyky from Promoteyj, who added a great touch of Ukrainian spirit, the fantastic DJ Unlisted who kept the dance floor moving all night, and lastly, the Albany Club, for providing such a great venue.

These pictures from the event are also on our Facebook page if you’d like to tag yourself and your friends.

The UCPBA wishes everyone has a happy and safe holidays, we look forward to seeing you at more UCPBA events in the new year!

Photos by Alina Pliekhanova

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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 and acknowledge our best and brightest Ukrainian-Canadian businesses and professionals.

We plan to build on the success of the first awards show, with the second annual UCPBA Awards! The UCPBA Awards celebrates the most successful Ukrainian-Canadian businesses and professionals in their areas of expertise.

There is no cost to nominate your favourite businesses, so please visit the Awards Nomination page and make your nominations today.

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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 27, UCPBA hosted its first ever Women in Business event. Held at Baka Gallery Cafe, the event was a smashing success as we had a packed house to hear five successful Ukrainian-Canadian women tell their stories:

Thank you to all of our amazing speakers, and to our attendees! Special thank you to Adrianna for holding us accountable, and for volunteering to be one of our first speakers!

We look forward to having this become a regular series. Stay tuned!

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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 to stay after the AGM for our Women in Business Networking Event.

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- A group of volunteer Canadian medical professionals are travelling to Ukraine this week, to determine priorities for medical training, treatment and technology. This assessment will help determine the most efficient use of Canadian resources for aid and is co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) and the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF).

“Since the violence started in Kyiv on the Maidan, more than 100 have been killed and 100s injured. An estimated 650 were hospitalized with many still requiring medical attention,” said Renata Roman, UCC Vice-President  and Co-Chair of the UCC/CUF Medical Response Committee. “We are receiving ad-hoc information from people in Kyiv and felt it was critical to conduct such a mission to best assess the medical needs in Ukraine.”

“We are very fortunate to have a dedicated group of Canadian medical experts and knowledgeable volunteers who will make a significant difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in Ukraine,” said Eugene Melnyk, a member of the UCC /CUF Medical Response Committee.  “This mission requires an assessment and evaluation of needs on the ground followed by an efficient transfer of medical knowledge to local health care professionals. I view this as an important step in Canada’s overall efforts to take a leadership role in providing a broad range of humanitarian support to the people of Ukraine. I will do whatever is possible to further these efforts.”

Patients remain untreated due to lack of facilities and medical expertise.  This medical mission aims to leverage the knowledge of Canadian experts in order to determine the capacity and needs of medical facilities in addition to required training.

During the first phase of the mission, a team of Canadian medical professionals will undertake a needs assessment of patients and the facilities.  Once this assessment is complete, the medical team will work with UCC/CUF to develop a plan for medical assistance to Ukraine.  In the coming weeks and months, Canadian medical professionals will continue to return to Ukraine to assist in treatments and conduct further training, as needed.

The Phase I Assessment Team will travel from April 3 – April 14, 2014. They include, Krystina Waler – Coordinator and candidate, M.Sc. in Health Technology Assessment, University of Toronto;  Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn – Head of Adult Craniofacial Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Dr. George Luczkiw – Emergency Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre;  Dr. George Huculak – Family Medicine,  and Andriy Pivtoran – Trained surgeon in Ukraine and Physiotherapist in Canada.

To learn how you can donate to this mission and to other important projects, please visit www.ucc.ca or www.cufoundation.ca.                                                 -30-

 

For more information contact:

 
 

Laryssa Hetmanczuk

Laryssa.waler@gmail.com

647-282-2611

 

Taras Zalusky, Executive Director, UCC

taras.zalusky@ucc.ca

613-299-8888

 

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New website launched

UCPBA of Toronto is pleased to announce that its new official website, UCPBA.ca, 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.

We’re also launching a new Facebook Page and Twitter feed, which you can use to stay up to date with the latest P’s and B’s happenings.