What is Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (Toronto) Inc.?
Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (Toronto) Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization serving the Ukrainian ethno-cultural community in the Greater Toronto Area over 60 years.
Guided by the needs of individuals and families of Ukrainian ethno-cultural background in the community, who experience language and cultural barriers, we provide a range of social services and support programs.
Our mission $ vision
• To provide culturally sensitive programs and services to enhance quality of life for the Ukrainian Canadian community.
• To be the leader in providing quality social support services to the Ukrainian-Canadian ethno-cultural community.
• To provide culturally and linguistically sensitive social support services, and social and recreational group programs, based on identified community needs.
• To work together with other community service providers to maximize benefits to members of the community.
• To encourage and promote volunteerism in the community.
Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (Toronto) Inc.
2445 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M6S 1P7
FAX NUMBER: 416-763-3997
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM
Do not forget about the joys of family and our celebrations… They define our identity.
They give our children roots and the understanding of the richness of our faith, traditions, folklore, customs and even our superstitions.
Our Celebrations is dedicated to all who consider themselves to be of Ukrainian heritage and to those who enjoy our traditions, customs and culture. To those who helped define our identity, our religious and spiritual customs, and our family traditions and festivities.
This book is also dedicated to our families, especially to our Mamas and Babcias who have kept our heritage alive. Their gift to us is to leave an enduring love of family; our legacy is to pass our traditions to our children to continue celebrating our Ukrainian heritage.
These traditions and rituals often tell a story about a family. On an instructional level, traditions teach our children where their family came from and may give them insights into their cultural or religious history.
On a familial level, traditions serve as reminders of the jubilant occasions that shape our family life today and for generations to come.
Traditions, and the stories they tell about one’s family, play an important role in shaping a child’s individual identity. It is my family’s belief that children who have an understanding of their past and knowing they belong to a community helps them enjoy a life with compassion, integrity and love.
Wishing Everyone Only the Best ...
Nasha Kasha Radio, episode 11 with host Steve Andrusiak: interview all about Ukrainian Canadian Social Services with Ann Semotiuk, President and Lidia Cymbaluk, Executive Director