Senator Paul YUZYK Award for Multiculturalism. In 2008, the Government of Canada established the Senator Paul YUZYK Award for Multiculturalism to honour those dedicated to promoting multiculturalism in Canada. Senator YUZYK’s efforts helped lead to the recognition of the multiculturalism as one of the fundamental characteristics of Canada. Paul was born of Ukrainian immigrant parents in 1913 near Estevan, SK. The recipient individual or group will receive a certificate of honour signed by the Minister of CIM and a $20,000 grant. For further details: CIC website
Ukrainian Community Council Leaders of Tomorrow Program. The Program recognizes and honours individual youth volunteers, grades 4 to 12, who have made outstanding contributions to their community. The program is sponsored by Servus Credit Union Ukrainian Community Council in partnership with local sponsors. Servus Credit Union is Alberta’s largest credit union The Delton Servus Credit Union branch is the home of the Ukrainian Community Council. Since its formation in 1987, the Council has invested over $150,000 to support Ukrainian community events and organizations. For further details: Servus Credit Union website
UCC-APC encourages post-secondary students to volunteer for the UCC-APC and our community organizations through Alberta’s new Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP). The Program will allow students to build their skills while they share them with organizations and award Alberta students a $1,000 bursary for completing an internship with one of the province’s non-profit organizations. The SCiP is open to post-secondary students enrolled in any certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. program at one of Alberta’s 26 publicly-funded post-secondary institutions. The SCiP will be accepted applications in the fall of 2011. Please check back www.joinscip.ca for more details!