About the Canada-Ukraine Foundation

Established at the 18th Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), The Canada-Ukraine Foundation was formed in order to coordinate, develop, organize and deliver assistance projects generated by Canadians and directed to Ukraine.

There will always be a need for an institution to monitor, provide & promote commercial, technical and humanitarian aid; to assess and evaluate projects; to foster cooperation and communication among aid providers; to assist in establishing priorities and developing projects that will maximize impact and cost effectiveness; and to act as a forum that brings together individuals and organizations from the community, private and public sectors, which are interested in providing assistance to Ukraine.

CUF therefore was established as a national charitable foundation that would coordinate with Canadian organizations that have projects in Ukraine, as well as other projects in Canada.

Vision Statement

To assist in the development of a democratic nation with a civil society that maintains and develops culture, tradition and language in Ukraine by strengthening strategic partnerships in Canada and Ukraine.

Mission Statement

To attain the vision by supporting, funding and managing humanitarian, economic development, governance and rule of law projects that focus on Ukraine.

Our Charitable Objectives

Relief of poverty

Advancement of Education

Advancement of Religion

Other Purposes beneficial to the Community

To uphold the law by providing observers to assist in carrying out elections in a lawful manner

To do all things that are ancillary and incidental to the achievement of the above charitable objects

Our sources of funding

Donations from the public and private individuals

Membership recruitment

Wills and estates

Government of Canada projects

Projects of Provincial governments

Government of Ukraine — In Kind Assistance

Corporate sponsorship

CUF additionally has a charitable number to issue tax receipts for contributions to projects in Ukraine.

National Executive:

Orest Sklierenko
Major (Retired) Oksana Kuzyshyn, CD1
Bradley Sutherland
Peter Stephen Sochan
Victor Hetmanczuk

Bohdan Romaniuk

Gerald Luciuk

Yaroslav Baran
Ostap Skrypnyk
Roman Litwinchuk

Andrew Tarapacky

Bohdan Kolos

Board of Directors:

Orest Sklierenko

Major (Retired) Oksana Kuzyshyn, CD1

Victor Hetmanczuk

Bradley Sutherland

Peter Stephen Sochan

Bohdan Romaniuk

Gerald Luciuk 

Yaroslav Baran

Ostap Skrypnyk

Roman Litwinchuk

Andrew Tarapacky

Roman Waschuk

Andrew Robinson

Roman Petryshyn

Gerry Luciuk

Kristina Waler

Andrew Witer

Bohdan Cherniawski

Bohdan Kolos

Linda Dudar

Olexandr Vasetsky

Dana Bagan

Tania Melnyk

Marko Levytsky

Olesia Luciw-Andryjowycz

Leda Hewka Lada

Nazar Poshelyuzhnyy

Corporate Members:


  • Brotherhood of Ukrainian Catholics
  • Council of Ukrainian Credit Unions
  • Help Us Help The Children
  • League of Ukrainian Canadians
  • Plast Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada
  • Ukrainian Canadian Congress, National
  • Ukrainian Canadian Congress Ontario Provincial Council
  • Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Alberta Provincial Council
  • Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Manitoba Provincial Council
  • Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Saskatchewan Provincial Council
  • Ukrainian Canadian Social Services
  • Ukrainian National Federation
  • Ukrainian Self Reliance League

How does CUF benefit its members?

CUF adds value to work its members do, without duplicating or competing with the projects of member organizations. CUF’s activities:
  • foster coordination among Canadian community projects in Ukraine
  • eliminate duplication by sharing information
  • help members get more quality and impact for their project dollar by accumulating shared experiences
  • contribute funding to community-wide, priority projects
  • conduct research and evaluations, setting standards for volunteer community projects
  • encourage public interest, volunteerism and contributions by all Canadians
  • recognize corporations that support charitable work in Ukraine
CUF continually monitors and actively researches what governments and other foundations are doing in Ukraine.