Markian Shwec has been a community leader for 30 years in Toronto and formerly in Montreal, and currently chairs EuroMaidan, and is also an Executive Member of UCC National and UCC Toronto. Over the years, he has held numerous positions most notably in CYM and the UCC, where he has been at the forefront of supporting Ukraine. Prior to Independence, he traveled to Ukraine to support fledgling democratic organizations. During the Orange Revolution, he led large scale rallies and initiated fundraising, which ultimately raised $1.5M. Later, he was part of a small team of dedicated leaders that led and developed the early Election Observer Missions to Ukraine. In recent years, Markian led EuroMaidan in Toronto, raising the profile of Ukraine’s Dignity Revolution at the Toronto and National levels and raising $1.3M in support for Ukraine. He has been recognized with several community awards, including the EuroMaidan Hetman Medal, The Award of Merit, and CYM’s 4th (highest) Level “Vychovnyk” Award. Markian holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, an MBA and a CMA, and today is an executive at one of Canada’s leading software companies. Along with his wife Lida Kulish, and their two sons Andriko and Mateyko, they are all actively involved in the Ukrainian Community in Toronto.