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Published on: April 19, 2024 

To all current and former UCCSVI members: 

As this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) approaches, we would like to inform you of the positions open for election: Vice President, Secretary, and three Directors at Large (all 2-year terms). 

Individuals interested in running for a board position can complete and submit a nomination form endorsed by a paid-up member in good standing. The nomination form is available here. Completed forms must be submitted to the UCC Office fourteen (14) days prior to the AGM—by May 12, 2024 (the AGM is scheduled for May 26th, 2024, at 2 PM). Nominee names will be posted on the slate presented to the members at the AGM. 

Additionally, individuals attending the AGM can have their names added to the slate by being nominated by another paid member from the floor. According to the By-Laws, nominees must be paid-up members for at least one year prior to the AGM—in this case, since May 2023. Individuals joining the membership after May 31st of the previous year cannot be considered as candidates for a board position at the current election. 

For those unable to attend but wishing to exercise their voting privileges, proxy forms are available here. Completed proxy forms can be presented at the time of the AGM by another member in good standing attending the AGM on their behalf. 

If you plan to attend, please notify the office at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre prior to May 26th, 2024, to reserve your spot. We will do our best to ensure all attending have a seat. 

Vote allocation will be as follows: Group representative (1), Individual (1), Student/Senior (1), Honourary/Lifetime (1), and Family (2). All voting individuals must be of legal age (18 or older). Upon entering the main hall at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, your membership will be confirmed, and you will be provided with copies of last year’s AGM meeting minutes, this year’s agenda, ballots, and a writing implement. If you have a proxy form, please present it to receive an extra ballot for each proxy in your position. 

We remind everyone once again that membership renewal will not be accepted at the AGM. It must be renewed at least one week before May 26th, prior to the AGM, to avoid last-minute confusion and delays. Membership renewal can be completed using the following options:  

  1. Online   
  1. In-person at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre (cash, cheque, card). 
  1. Call to the office during regular hours (Mon-Fri 9 AM-3 PM or Sat 10 AM-4 PM) by phone 250-475-2585 

If you never been a member and would like to join, please use following link. and check additional information below. 



Who we are 

The Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Society of Vancouver Island is a registered non-profit organization founded in 1978, dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Ukrainian Canadian culture through a variety of enriching initiatives. From traditional arts workshops to cultural events, we provide opportunities for individuals to immerse themselves in the vibrant tapestry of Ukrainian heritage. 


UCCSVI goals: 

  • Promote Ukrainian culture through various cultural initiatives, including traditional arts workshops and cultural events. 
  • Foster intercultural understanding by organizing cultural exchange programs, multicultural events, and collaborative projects with other ethno-cultural groups. 
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration among Ukrainian Canadian organizations and communities on Vancouver Island to strengthen community bonds and amplify collective efforts. 
  • Secure funding and resources to establish and maintain the Ukrainian Culture Centre that serves as a focal point for cultural activities, events, and education. 
  • Continuously assess and adapt strategies to effectively achieve the society’s objectives, ensuring relevance, sustainability, and growth. 


The role of the board is to: 

  • Develop a long-range plan for the organization; define our strategy and a time frame for achievement of our goals. 
  • Ensure the long-term financial stability and strength of the organization, develop and maintain income sources to provide for its continuing operation. 
  • Ensure the organization’s long-term stability and strength, bring into the organization individuals with the necessary abilities to lead and manage the organization in the future. 
  • Maintain the integrity, independence and ideals of the organization; do not allow individuals or organizations to compromise these principles. 
  • Exercise management oversight of the Office Administrator and the operations, approve annual budgets, review operating and financial results, audit for compliance with internal policies and external requirements, review performance against goals. 


The Officers: 

The officers hold specific roles and responsibilities in addition to their duties as members of the board of directors. 

  • President: Andriy Fabrikov (Executive Position): preside over board meetings, act as the primary spokesperson for the organization, lead the board in fulfilling its responsibilities, and provide oversight for operations, finances, and records. 
  • Vice President: (Executive Position, Open for Election): perform the duties of the president in the absence of the president and provide oversight for operations and controls. 
  • Secretary: (Executive Position, Open for Election): manage e-newsletters, meeting minutes, and agendas, safeguard and ensure continuity of records, and provide communication support. 
  • Treasurer: Natalia Mainprize (Executive Position): oversee finances and controls, prepare financial reports and budgets, and manage grants, policies, insurance, and tax matters. 


Directors at Large:  
The Directors have specific operations, oversight roles and responsibilities in addition to those they have as members of the board of directors. 

  • Director 1: Gift shop sales and supplies 
  • Director 2: For election. Library, Ukrainian School, Ukrainian Choir. Cultural events programming.  
  • Director 3: Facility upgrades & repairs, asset inventory, maintenance schedule. 
  • Director 4: For election. Cultural events organization. 
  • Director 5: Kitchen and catering management 
  • Director 6: For election. Digital marketing, online orders, comprehensive website updates & development  
  • Director 7: Facility rentals & contracts. 



If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to email us at 

Ukrainian-Canadian Cultural Society of Vancouver Island

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