Ottawa Ukrainian Organizations

Take a look at our list of local Ukrainian organizations and see how easy it is to get involved in Ottawa’s vibrant Ukrainian community.

If you have a suggestion to add to our list of Ottawa Ukrainian Organizations, contact We love supporting other Ukrainian initiatives in the city.

Scroll down to view the following categories:

  • Student Organizations
  • Sport
  • Ukrainian Dance
  • Churches and Religious Organizations
  • Political and Professional Organizations
  • Music
  • Visual Art
  • Food
  • Youth Scouting Organizations


Student Organizations

Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa


The long-term vision of the Chair has two major components:

  1. An academic program, promoting high-quality research on contemporary Ukraine in the fields of political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, and demography, built around an international network of scholars
  2. A policy program, providing an ongoing discussion among Canadian professionals with expertise on Ukraine on how best to advise government and interested parties on policies affecting contemporary Ukraine

In building these networks of academics and professionals, the Chair aims to act a resource centre, offering research papers, policy briefs, and expertise.

Carleton Ukrainians


CUSC is commited to celebrating Ukrainian culture and raising awareness about important issues relevant to the Ukrainian community.

Carleton Cossacks (United Students of Eastern Europe)


USEE [United Students of Eastern Europe] “Cossacks” at Carleton exists to unite Eastern Europeans and teach about the different traditions present in that specific area. By encouraging respect towards different cultures, the members of the Club will be more accepting towards those with different beliefs or views in the Carleton community.




Ottawa Ukraina Royals Soccer Club

This club exists to unite Ukrainian Canadians through the sport of soccer. It is starting up again in the fall of 2015 – contact the club to become a part of its new team!



Ukrainian Dance

Svitanok Ukrainian Dance Society

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The spirit of Ukrainian dance in the Nation’s Capital!



Churches and Religions Organizations

St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine

The Shrine is under the jurisdiction of the Most Reverend Bishop Stephen Chmilar Eparch (Bishop) of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy (Diocese) of Toronto and Eastern Canada.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin – Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

Visit the website to obtain timely information about what’s happening at the Church, including contact information and the time for the Divine Liturgy.

Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church

Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church is a parish of the Patriarchate of Constantinople located in the heart of Canada’s capital.

Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute Of Eastern Christian Studies

The Sheptytsky Institute specializes in Eastern Christian Studies, with special but not exclusive emphasis on the tradition of the Church of Kyiv. Its main interests lie in the fields of theology, spirituality, history, and ecclesial polity of the Eastern Churches, both Orthodox and Catholic.



Political and Professional Organizations

Embassy of Ukraine in Canada

Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program

The Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program gives Ukrainian students an opportunity to work and study in the Canadian Parliament, and gain experience from which generations of Canadian, American and West European students have benefited. On the basis of academic excellence, knowledge of the English or French and Ukrainian languages, and an interest in the parliamentary system of government, undergraduate university students from Ukraine can apply for a CUPP scholarship.

UCPBA Ottawa

The Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Ottawa seeks to foster growth and development of the Ukrainian Canadian professional and business community, and to contribute to Canadian society by promoting good corporate citizenship and principles of volunteerism among its members.

Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC/KYK) – Ottawa Branch

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) represents the Ukrainian Canadian community before the people and Government of Canada, promotes linkages with Ukraine and identifies and addresses the needs of the Ukrainian community in Canada to ensure its continued existence and development for the enhancement of Canada’s socio-cultural fabric.

UNF – Ottawa-Gatineau Branch
Contact for Membership: Vicki Karpiak (613) 596-8188 or

The UNF (Ukrainian National Federation) was founded in 1932 in Edmonton, Alberta. It was incorporated as anAct of Parliament in 1950. Today there are 14 branches across Canada and over 2000 members.The UNF is dedicated to the preservation of Ukrainian Canadian history and the cultural heritage of Ukraine.Currently it’s focus is on the establishment of the Senator Paul Yuzyk Youth Leadership Institute (SPI) withprograms being added continually.

Merivale Chiropractic Clinic


A good friend of the Ukrainian Students’ Club, Dr. Tatyana Lachowich B.Sc., D.C., works at the Merivale Chiropractic Clinic. Dr. Tatyana is a Chiropractor, Acupuncture & Orthotic Provider, as well as an Ideal Protein Weight Loss coach. The purpose of the clinic is to support as many people as possible in their quest for health and to educate them about chiropractic and massage so they may in turn educate others. Pick up a business card at our next event, or contact us – USC members receive a complimentary consultation!

The Ukrainian Hour, Ottawa’s Ukrainian Radio Program

Radio CHIN – CJLL – 97.9 FM, Sundays 5-6 PM
Streamed, and last 6 shows can also be heard or downloaded at
Irena Bell, Producer and Host

DidYouKnow’s are on

Buduchnist Credit Union – Ottawa Branch

Taras Shevchenko Monument in Ottawa




Ukrainia the Band

Armed with an arsenal of songs and a high-energy stage show full of audience participation, Ukrainia is without a doubt one of the most exciting live acts around today. Their sound is transforming the foundation of Ukrainian music as we know it, and bringing it to an explosive new level. It’s loud, passionate, in your face, and not for the weak. No banduras here – just three guitars, drums, and a whole lotta vodka fuel this musical juggernaut.

Yura Derkach

Currently Residing in Ottawa, Yura Derkach is a Ukrainian-Canadian composer, songwriter and pianist. His main inspirations are Russian and Ukrainian Folk music, a rich tradition of Christian music, especially Kyivan and Byzantine chant, classical music and new movements of spiritual music.

Akord Men’s Choir of Ottawa

AKORD entertains audiences in performances ranging from traditional Taras Shevchenko concerts to the Festival by the River in Almonte, Ontario. Engagements, such as at the Outaouais Sacred Music Festival and the National Gallery of Canada, continue to broaden public awareness of various Ukrainian choral masters.



Visual Art

Art Day Care

The organization’s ambitions are to give your children every opportunity to develop their natural gift for art and creativity. Classes are also offered for children with special needs. Located in Barrhaven.

Ukrainian-English-French Illustrated Dictionary

Online illustrated Ukrainian-English-French children’s dictionary – trilingual adaptation of Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever. You can use your mouse to see and hear every word of the scanned 80-page book. Lots of links to other related resource sites for schools and parents. Book can be purchased online.

Photography by Chrystia Chudczak

Take a look at the work of an Ottawa Ukrainian Artist. She has photographed several Ukrainian events in the community!




“Perogies” – Take Out, Home-Made, Healthy Ukrainian Food

Ukrainian perogies for takeout, also serving borscht, cabbage rolls, stuffed peppers, salads, pirojki (brioche type roll stuffed with jam, or meat, or cabbage), desserts, etc. Perogies and cabbage rolls are available frozen to take home. Vegetarian versions of the cabbage rolls & perogies are also readily available. These are handmade, not pressed in a dumpling machine!



Youth Scouting Organizations

PLAST Ottawa

Plast is a Ukrainian youth organization for patriotic, inclusive self-development. Plast is a Ukrainian youth organization for patriotic, inclusive self-development. Patriotic, because Plast nurtures a love of the Ukrainian community and fosters awillingness to work for its wellbeing. Inclusive – because Plast encourages its members to fill their potential, be able to both act independently and to cooperate in a group and aquire leadership skills. Plast encourages continuous self-development.

CYM Ottawa

Objective: To organize, nurture, and educate youth in the spirit invoked by the ideals “God and Ukraine” in forming their Christian and patriotic values as well as morally sound individuality; to cultivate the unity of Ukrainians around the world, in readiness to work for the good of the Ukrainian Nation and to strengthen its statehood.