Iryna Washchuk made an Honorary Member of the UNF at the Convention

Iryna Washchuk

At the 40th Triennial National Convention of the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada, held on May 15, a long-time Ukrainian Canadian activist Iryna Washchuk was made an Honorary Member of the UNF.

This was a tribute to Ms. Washchuk’s over 40 years of work at the Ukrainian Women’s Organization of Canada (UWOC), an Affiliate Organization of the UNF. She became a member of UWOC West Toronto Branch in 1980 and was the Branch President from 1988-1997.

Ms. Washchuk’s other accomplishments include:

  • member of UCC Board of Directors Toronto Branch
  • 1991 First VP Ukrainian Women’s Organization of Canada
  • 1998-2004 President of the National Executive of UWOC
  • 1999-2002 – member of Charitable Fund at the Ukrainian Canadian Social Services, Toronto Branch
  • 1998-2022 Chair of The Council of Social Services at the Ukrainian World Congress
  • 2004 International Observer for elections in Ukraine
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the New Pathway newspaper
  • 2001-2017 Chair of the Committee to support the building of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ukraine
  • 2007-2012 Chair of By- Laws Committee at World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations (WFUWO or СФУЖО)
  • 2008 – Member of the UNF West Toronto Committee – To Help Ukraine
  • 2016 Member of the Ukrainian War Veterans Association

The New Pathway – Ukrainian News congratulates Ms. Washchuk on this tribute as well as on her life-long achievements as one of the leaders of the Ukrainian Canadian community. Her service to this newspaper as a member of the Board has been invaluable for our development as the voice of the Ukrainian National Federation and the wider community.