The Social and Recreational Program at Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (Toronto) aims to promote physical and emotional well-being, prevent isolation and enhance the quality of life by providing a range of group activities for members of the Ukrainian ethno-cultural community.
Program activities give participants, who are mainly seniors, the opportunity to socialize, learn new skills, get information, and enjoy the social and emotional support of their peers. The Ukrainian language is used in all program activities and all activities are culturally based.
Social / Recreational Program
• A Drop–In Centre Monday to Friday
Includes access to a small library, and a computer and the Internet.
• Exercises for Seniors
Exercises are conducted under the guidance of a professional trainer.
• ESL English Classes
Everyone is welcome regardless of status for free English courses
• Babyn Borscht Wednesday
Traditional Ukrainian Borscht.
• Svitlycia Seniors Club Wednesday
Meetings include speakers on various Ukrainian and Ukrainian- Canadian issues, health and wellness topics, and seniors' issues; videos; musical entertainment; celebration of important events and personalities in Ukrainian history and literature; and special Ukrainian Christmas and Easter programs. Light refreshments are provided.
• French Classes From October to April
Everyone is welcome regardless of status for free French courses.
PROGRAM ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Program activities take place from September to June, with the exception of the Drop-In Centre, which is offered year-round.
Markian Ochrimowych Humanitarian Award Banquet takes place biannually.
In the summer, Day Trips are offered to various tourist attractions in Ontario.
Spilna Kutya takes place in January, Spilne Svyachene takes place during Easter season.
For more information, please call Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (Toronto) at 416-763-4982 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.