Two new directors appointed to Shevchenko Foundation

Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko.

The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors.

As a philanthropic body, the Shevchenko Foundation believes in transparent governance, accountability to its donors, and continually providing opportunities for renewal and growth. Through an open call for nominations, two notable individuals were appointed to the Board, effective July 1, 2015 – Lidia Narozniak (Hamilton) and Scott Armstrong (Winnipeg).

Lidia Narozniak is an Assistant Crown Attorney in Hamilton, Ontario. Professionally, she is currently involved with various boards, including the Child Homicide Resource Team and the Death Investigation Oversight Council for Ontario. In the Ukrainian community, Lidia is actively involved with the Ukrainian Youth Association of Canada (SUM) at the national level, and most recently was elected President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Ontario Provincial Council.

Scott Armstrong is a lawyer by profession and currently works as Official Receiver/Senior Bankruptcy Analyst with Industry Canada, Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. He is currently involved with the City of Winnipeg Museums Board and the Manitoba Choral Association. In the Ukrainian community Scott is actively involved with the O. Koshetz Choir, Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Ivan Suchavsky.

Lidia Narozniak and Scott Armstrong replace outgoing Directors Bohdan Halkewycz (Winnipeg), and Ernest Paluck (Regina).

The Shevchenko Foundation Board of Directors is now comprised of Andrew Hladyshevsky, Q.C. (Edmonton) – President, Boris Balan (Toronto) – Vice-President, Sophia Kachor (Winnipeg) – Secretary-Treasurer, Adrian Boyko (Saskatoon), Gordon Gordey (Edmonton), Irka Mycak (Toronto), Lidia Narozniak (Hamilton), and Scott Armstrong (Winnipeg).