Appointment of new chair of the endowment council of The Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund (CFWWIRF)

    Andrea Malysh, CFWWIRF.

    The Board of Directors of the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko, Shevchenko Foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Borys Sirskyj (Ottawa) as Chair of the Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund.

    Borys Sirskyj

    Mr. Sirskyj is retired from a lengthy career in the Federal Government, most recently within the Solicitor General’s Department, and previously as Executive Assistant to Senator Paul Yuzyk. He studied Philosophy and Political Studies, earning an MA in Political Studies from McMaster University.

    With lengthy service within such Ukrainian Canadian organizations as Plast Ukrainian Youth Association, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, the Canadian Bandurist Capella, and others, Mr. Sirskyj brings a wealth of community and organizational experience to the position.

    Carola Lange

    The Shevchenko Foundation also announces the appointment of Ms. Carola Lange (Winnipeg) to the Endowment Council, representing the German Canadian Congress.

    Ms Lange is the current President of the German Canadian Congress, National Office, and has served as the Vice President for the German Society of Winnipeg. She currently works at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

    About CFWWIRF

    The Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund was established to support projects that commemorate and recognize the experiences of all the ethno-cultural communities affected by Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914 to 1920.

    For more information on the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund contact the Program Manager, Andrea Malysh, at or toll free at 1-866-288-7931.

    The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko call for applications to board of directors

    Shevchenko Foundation.

    Mission: The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko is a national, chartered philanthropic institution dedicated to:

    the preservation, promotion and development of the Ukrainian Canadian cultural heritage and

    the advancement of a flourishing Ukrainian community for the enrichment of Canada by providing leadership in building and sustaining a permanent endowment fund.

    Board members are leaders from the nonprofit and/or for-profit sector who are dedicated to the Shevchenko Foundation’s mission, act in a position of trust for the community, promote excellence, and commit to responsible effective governance.

    Board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the Foundation and are fully engaged in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary to advance our mission. They apply their legal, financial, cultural, business, governance, and entrepreneurial skills and experience to help guide the Foundation in achieving its mission.

    This is an opportunity for you to use your broad knowledge of the national Ukrainian Canadian community and play a critical role in its continued growth and development for the enrichment of Canada. Appointments to board are for three years.

    The Shevchenko Foundation board embraces multiple points of view and perspectives, and is committed to equality, gender balance, and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any characteristic protected by law.

    If you are interested in being considered for appointment to the Board of Directors, please submit a completed Board Member Application by March 1, 2021 to: Nominating Committee Chair, UCFTS, 202-952 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R2W 3P4, or email

    Applications are available at or by calling 1-866-524-5314.