The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko is a national, chartered philanthropic institution providing leadership by building and nurturing a permanent endowment fund dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage and the advancement of a flourishing Ukrainian community for the enrichment of Canada.
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More Great News!
Former Shevchenko Foundation Board members Anne Rusnak (1990-1996, 2000-2004) and Myron Pawlowsky (1990-1992) both of Winnipeg, were recently awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal for their outstanding contributions to the community. Thank you Anne & Myron for your commitment to the Ukrainian-Canadian community. Our heartfelt congratulations and Mnohaya Lita!
Dr. Christine Turkewych Awarded Queen’s Jubilee Medal
The Shevchenko Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of the Queen's Jubilee Medal to Dr. Christine Turkewych in a recent ceremony in Ottawa. "The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal was created to honour Her Majesty's 60 years of work on behalf of Canadians, and to recognize Canadians who exemplify a similar dedication to their community. Dr. Turkewych is one such Canadian whose accomplishments deserve our recognition." said Senator Andreychuk who presented Dr. Turkewych with the award. Dr. Turkewych is the Director of Literary Arts with the Shevchenko Foundation and is responsible for the Kobzar Literary Awards; the John Syrnick Award for Journalism and the Kobzar Writer's Scholarship at Humber College. We are proud of her valuable contributions to the Foundation as well as to the wider Canadian community and wish her Mnohaya Lita!
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Andriy Hladyshevsky, Q.C Awarded Queen's Jubilee Medal
Shevchenko Foundation is very proud to announce that our Board President Andriy Hladyshevsky, Q.C. was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his many years of outstanding work in the community. The medal was presented by Ukrainian Canadian Congress President Paul Grod at a reception on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 in Edmonton.
Our Foundation’s President is a lawyer and partner with global law firm Dentons and his contributions to the community are wide ranging. He is a founding director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and was President of both the Professional Business Club of Edmonton and Dnipro Ensemble of Edmonton. Mr. Hladyshevsky is a tireless worker, and is extremely proud of his Ukrainian heritage and his Canadian community as a whole. He volunteers his time in many organizations, provides advice and finds time to sing in two choirs.
Andriy has held the position of President of the Shevchenko Foundation for the many years developing it into one of the top philanthropic organizations in Canada.
We are very proud to have someone of his talent and commitment in this role.
Congratulations Andriy & Мнoгая Лiта!
The Globe & Mail Wins Syrnick Journalism Award
Toronto, April 24, 2013 – The Globe & Mail is the fifth recipient of the John Syrnick Award for Journalism, sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko. The Globe & Mail was chosen from a long list of Canadian print media who provide illuminating coverage of issues, significant to a readership of over one million Ukrainian Canadians.
Congratulations to Ms. Irena Bell of Ottawa on being presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by Senator Raynell Andreychuk in a ceremony on Parliament Hill. Irena Bell is a generous supporter of the Shevchenko Foundation and a member of our Kobzar Fellowship circle. We are grateful to Irena for all the valuable work she does for the Ukrainian community in Ottawa and beyond and wish her Mnohaya Lita!