The Ukrainian Museum of Canada held its Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Saturday, September 20, 2022.

It was attended by 35 voting members and five guests. Six members sent in votes by proxy. After opening prayers from the Very Reverend Archpriest Peter Wasylenko, Board President Andy Iwanchuk and Executive Director Jen Budney presented their annual reports. Audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending 31 March 2022 were presented by Craig Hinz from Virtus Group LLP.

Four new members were elected to the UMC Board of Directors: Dr. Joan Borsa, Dr. Evan Howlett, Carol Cisecki stepped down as Administrator of the Ukrainian Museum of Canada at the beginning of May 2022, when Jen Budney was appointed as Executive Director. Tanya Sotnikow, and Jordan Welbourne. The Board also bid farewell to Mary Humen (Secretary) and Adele Trischuk (Treasurer), who have completed three two-year terms. The date for the next Annual General Meeting will be announced in the weeks to come.

The Annual Report for 2021-22 will be posted on the Museum’s website shortly. A copy of the Audited Financial Statements may be requested by Members– please call the museum or send an email to:

The new Board Executive is as follows:

UMC Board of Directors 2022

Andy Iwanchuk President
Karen Wasylenko – Past President
Evan Howlett – Treasurer
Stephanie Ortynsky – Secretary
Patricia Ciona – First Vice President
Marusia Foster – Second Vice President
Joan Borsa
Tanya Sotnikow
Jim Shevchuk
Liz Dusyk
Jordan Welbourne
Leona Faryna Bridges
Linda Balon-Smith