August 8, 2019, OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Oleh Wolowyna will address the XXVI Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians on new research into changes and growth in our community. The UCC welcomes Mr. Boris Balan as Chair of the XXVI Congress Resolutions Committee.
“During the Congress’ opening day, Dr. Wolowyna will present important new research that will allow delegates to the Congress to better understand the underlying trends in our community,” stated Ann Szyptur, Chair of the Triennial Congress Organizing Committee. “Dr. Wolowyna’s work will inform our discussions and encourage a critical appraisal of the shifting needs of our community.”
Dr. Wolowyna is an accomplished academic and scholar at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and director of the Center for Demographic and Socio-Economic Research of Ukrainians in the US at the Shevchenko Scientific Society in New York. He has been analyzing demographic trends together with the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) on the Ukrainian Canadian community, based on data from Canada’s censuses.
The UCC welcomes Mr. Boris Balan as the Chair of the XXVI Congress Resolutions Committee. A long-time community leader and activist, Mr. Balan is Vice-President of Development at Northland Power, one of Canada’s most successful energy companies.
The resolutions adopted by the Triennial Congress will guide the work and shape the strategic agenda of the UCC for the next three years.
“The Congress is an important time to discuss and debate community priorities. The resolutions adopted by the Congress will lead to practical, actionable policies that will be implemented in the next three years,” stated Szyptur. “We are very happy that Mr. Balan has agreed to chair our Resolutions Committee and call on our organizations, provincial councils and branches to engage with their members and bring forward resolutions that ensure that the UCC continues to serve as a strong voice for Canada’s 1.4 million-strong Ukrainian community.”
For the Resolutions adopted by the XXV Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians held in Regina, SK on September 29-October 2, please see here: XXV Triennial Congress Resolutions
The XXVI Triennial Congress of Ukrainian Canadians will be held in Ottawa, November 1-3, 2019. For more information on the program and how to participate, please see XXVI Triennial Congress