Ukrainian Canadian Congress Announces Leadership Transition

Ottawa, February 8, 2016 – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) announced today that Taras Zalusky has resigned from his 6-year post as Executive Director and CEO.

“The UCC wishes Taras all the best and we thank him for his efforts and achievements during the past 6 years,” said UCC President Paul Grod. “Taras is leaving UCC stronger than he found it, with great staff and support in place, a strong board, effective committees, engaged membership, and exceptional relations with the new Government of Canada. We are very grateful to Taras for his outstanding work, unwavering commitment and the personal sacrifices that both he and his family made to enhance the UCC and the Ukrainian Canadian community. I wish him great success in his new senior role with the Government of Canada.”

UCC continues to advocate on behalf of the Ukrainian Canadian community to the people and government of Canada. While UCC has had much success, additional work remains to be done to ensure that the interests of the Ukrainian Canadian community are well-represented to governments at all levels across Canada.

UCC will immediately launch an Executive search for a replacement Executive Director and CEO. UCC’s Board of Directors committed to working through this process while maintaining services for the benefit of its members.  The Career Posting for the Chief Executive Position can be found at UCC Employment Opportunities. In the interim, enquiries may be addressed to Orest Zakydalsky at (613) 232-8822 or



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The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is the voice of Canada’s Ukrainian community.  The Congress brings together under one umbrella all the national, provincial and local Ukrainian Canadian organizations. Together with its member organizations, the UCC has been leading, coordinating and representing the interests of one of Canada’s largest ethnic communities (1.3 million) for 75 years and instrumental in shaping Canada’s social, economic and political landscape.



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