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

May 19, 2021 | Ukrainian National Federation, Featured

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.

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