In July 2013, the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) was approached by 10 Ukrainian Canadian organizations to assist in raising funds within the Ukrainian Canadian community for the completion of the Ukrainian Catholic Patriarchal Sobor in Kyiv.
The Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ has become the ecclesiastical seat of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Ukraine. It is a much larger version of the Cathedral of St. Yur in Lviv, and represents a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for Canadian Ukrainians to become involved in the creation of an important holy place in Kyiv The Cathedral was consecrated in September 2013, but it by no means complete in terms of ecclesiastical finishes of the interior. CUF, together with the 10 organizations, has raised over $130,000 to date. It is expected that once the interior ikons, glass windows and iconostas are planned and costed, that substantial funds will need to be raised from individual donors and their families for these unique items.