Ontario Provincial Council (Provincial Council)
President: Taras Bahriy
Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Ontario Provincial Council There are more than 330,000 Canadians of Ukrainian heritage in Ontario. Ukrainian Ontarians have continued to make a significant contribution to our country in the over 119 years since the first Ukrainian immigrants arrived in Canada.The Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Ontario Provincial Council (UCC OPC) is the voice of Ontario’s Ukrainian community. The Congress brings together under one umbrella the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Branches and community organizations from across Ontario. The 9 UCC branches it represents are located in Brantford, Durham, Hamilton, London, Ottawa, St. Catharines, Toronto, Welland and Windsor. The primary objectives of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Ontario Provincial Council are:
1. Strengthen our community
Strengthen communication between our communities and engage the next generation of young leaders.
2. Build a working relationship with the government
Work with members of the provincial legislature of all parties on issues of importance to the community and our province.
3. Increase public outreach and engagement
Facilitate communication and knowledge sharing across our branches, create opportunities for public dialogue and increase youth engagement.