Annual General Meeting/Річні загальні збори

  • When:       Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 2:00 pm
  • Where:      Ivan Franko Hall, 5311 Francis Road, Richmond

Please plan to join us for our Society’s Annual General Meeting.  Members will be informed of events that occurred during the year and vote for the new Board of Directors and issues that are presented at the meeting.  

Your memberships for 2023 must be in good standing to be eligible to vote.  The Board is looking forward to meeting with our members and listening to any of their comments and questions.

  • Коли: неділя, 11 червня о 14:00
  • Де: Зал Івана Франка, 5311 Francis Road, Richmond

Будь ласка, приєднуйтеся до нас на щорічних загальних зборах нашого товариства. Члени будуть проінформовані про події, що відбулися протягом року, і проголосують за нову Раду директорів та питання, які виносяться на засідання.
Щоб мати право голосувати, ваше членство на 2023 рік має мати добру репутацію. Правління з нетерпінням чекає зустрічі з нашими членами та вислухає будь-які їхні коментарі запитання.

Doors Open Richmond  – June 3rd and 4th

We are very proud to be one of the 39 participants in Doors Open Richmond 2023, an event that provides the public with free opportunities to explore Richmond’s unique cultural, civic, and heritage sites. Richmond Museum in partnership with the City of Richmond is pleased to present a free weekend-long celebration that brings together residents and visitors to explore our city’s diverse and unique heritage.

Our doors will be open to the public on Saturday, June 3rd from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Visitors will be introduced to Ukrainian history and culture. They will have the opportunity to make a traditional Ukrainian craft and learn how to write their name in the Cyrillic alphabet. Also, visit our library to peruse our vast collection of books and view our cultural displays. We are located at 5311 Francis Road in Richmond.

Ми дуже пишаємося тим, що є одним із 39 учасників Doors Open Richmond 2023. Подія, яка надає громадськості безкоштовні можливості дослідити унікальні культурні та громадські об’єкти Річмонда. Музей Річмонда у партнерстві з міською владою Річмонда з радістю представляє безкоштовне святкування у вихідні дні, яке об’єднає жителів і відвідувачів, щоб дослідити різноманітну та унікальну спадщину нашого міста.

У суботу, 3 червня, з 13:00 до 16:00 наші двері в Товаристві української громади імені Івана Франка будуть відкриті для всіх. Відвідувачів ознайомлять з українською історією та культурою. Вони матимуть можливість виготовити традиційний український виріб та навчитися писати своє ім’я кирилицею. Також відвідайте нашу бібліотеку, щоб переглянути нашу величезну колекцію книг і переглянути наші культурні виставки.


Youth Scholarships – applications due May 26th

The Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko is pleased to offer two types of scholarships for students between the ages of 16 and 20.

  • Type I – Post-Secondary Scholarship: For post secondary study at an approved college or university in the amount of $1,000.00.
  • Type II – Cultural Scholarship: For the study of Ukrainian culture and/or language in an approved program to a maximum of $500.00.  

We invite worthy candidates to review the application package that can be found on the Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko website at A letter of reference is required from a school representative which could be a teacher, counsellor, or administrator.  The application form for Type I or Type II must also be
completed by the candidate. 
The deadline for the application is Friday, May 26, 2023, for both types of scholarships.  Questions or concerns can be addressed to Tanya Zukewich at 604 241-2300.

Canadian Government Extends Canada-Ukraine Authorization For Emergency Travel And Other Supports

End dates for temporary measures available to Ukrainians and their family members

July 15, 2023 – Last day to apply for CUAET from overseas.

  • Eligible applicants who are outside Canada have until July 15, 2023, to apply for a visa under CUAET.
  • Application fees will continue to be waived.

March 31, 2024 – Last day to extend or change your temporary status in Canada under CUAET.

  • Those in Canada with a visa under CUAET have until March 31, 2024, to apply to extend or change their temporary status in Canada through the special measures.
  • Application fees will continue to be waived.
  • Last day to travel to Canada with a visa issued under CUAET
  • Those with a visa under CUAET have until March 31, 2024, to travel to Canada under the special measures.

March 31, 2025 – Last day for Ukrainians and their family members, who are in Canada temporarily, to benefit from settlement services.

  • Settlement services that are normally reserved for permanent residents of Canada will continue to be available to all Ukrainians and their family members until March 31, 2025.

Saturday Food Sales Open

Our Saturday Sales regularly offer perogies (varenyky), cabbage rolls, borscht and Ukrainian sausage. Saturday Sales are open every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm located at 5311 Francis Road in Richmond.

Products available are:

  • Potato and cheese OR potato and cottage cheese perogies
  • Borscht
  • Ukrainian sausage
  • Cabbage rolls

** Please bring your own carry bag for your order. **

Photos from the Feb 24 candlelight vigil

The Candlelight Vigil to Stand With Ukraine held on Friday, February 24th was well attended and an emotional evening of solidarity.  Here are a few photos from this one-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale war and 365 days of Ukraine’s bravery and resistance.  Glory to Ukraine!   Glory to heroes!