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About the Youth Ambassador Program

The UCC Youth Ambassador Program is an eight month-long youth leadership program that aims to foster emerging leaders’ skills, policy awareness, and cultural understanding, and empower them to undertake projects and initiatives to address local community needs. This is a part-time, on-line program that can be easily combined with your school or work.

Throughout the program’s duration, youth ambassadors will be expected to organize and actively participate in an array of events and projects. With a total of approximately 200 hours of learning and practice (on average 6 hours/month), these include:

Leadership: This program aims to empower young people by nurturing leadership abilities. Participants will cultivate these skills through workshops, interactive sessions, and real-world projects. They will also be mentored by senior community leaders representing different sectors.

Skills and Competencies: The program will offer comprehensive workshops led by experts from different organizations to enhance participants’ understanding of fundraising strategies, policy development, project management, ethics and inclusion.

Peer Networking and Engagement: Participants will have the unique opportunity to connect with like-minded peers from diverse regions across Canada. This nationwide network will foster a sense of unity and collaboration, encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Community Engagement: As part of this program, youth ambassadors will be invited to engage with UCC member organizations across Canada.

Develop young Ukrainian Canadian leaders

This program aims to empower young people by nurturing leadership
abilities. Participants will cultivate these skills through workshops,
interactive sessions, and real-world projects.
They will also be mentored by senior community leaders representing different sectors.

Develop young Ukrainian Canadian leaders

Youth Ambassadors will conceptualize and organize one project, incorporating learnings of the program into planning, execution and closure stages.

Develop young Ukrainian Canadian leaders

Participants will have the unique opportunity to connect with like-minded peers from diverse regions across Canada. They will engage with UCC branches and member organizations.
This nationwide network will foster a sense of unity and collaboration, encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Applications for the Youth Ambassadors program are now open! Click below to read more and apply:

Projects and Compensation

This is an unpaid program. However, youth will receive a small grant for their project that will support the needs of the local Ukrainian Canadian Community. Youth Ambassadors are expected to incorporate learnings of the program into planning, execution and closure stages. Some examples include:

  • Organizing community service initiatives
  • Hosting leadership workshops or seminars for local youth
  • Collaborating with local businesses or organizations on initiatives aligned with program objectives
  • Creating and executing a fundraising campaign for a social cause
  • Creating an awareness campaign
  • Planning and implementing a youth-led conference or summit on a relevant topic

Program Components

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Skills and Competencies
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Leadership and Mentorship
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Mentorship
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Projects

Support the Program

Program Advisory Council

The Council brings together community leaders with diverse backgrounds, who will provide invaluable guidance and support to the Youth Ambassadors Program. Their expertise and passion will support the growth and development of program participants and broaden the program’s reach. Learn more about our Advisory Council members.

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Christine Czoli
Christine Czoli
Christine Czoli
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Demyan Hyworon
Demyan Hyworon
Demyan Hyworon
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Tamara Balan
Tamara Balan
Tamara Balan
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Lidia Narozniak
Lidia Narozniak
Lidia Narozniak
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Ruslan Tracz
Ruslan Tracz
Ruslan Tracz
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Oleksandr Romanko
Oleksandr Romanko
Oleksandr Romanko
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Lyubov Zhyznomirska
Lyubov Zhyznomirska
Lyubov Zhyznomirska