The Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) recognizes that we are located and operating on original lands of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples. Wherever we are located across the country, we are on traditional Indigenous territory. As we honour our ancestors with bound wheat Didukhs — representing the spirits of our predecessors, who have and continue to call the land of Canada home — we honour the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples who made and continue to call the territories of North America home, long before our Ukrainian ancestors arrived. This land has been and continues to be home to diverse Indigenous peoples whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors to our society. We acknowledge and learn from the human injustices of the past and the present. We recognize that the road towards justice, freedom, and sovereignty continues and commit to being a part of the struggle.
SUSK acknowledges the various Peoples of African descent who were forcibly displaced through the Transatlantic slave trade, violently removed from their homelands through the Transatlantic Slave Trade, falsely named as chattel, enslaved, and made to work across the Americas, including on the land we know today as Canada.
In January 2021, SUSK put its resolution to create an equity policy into action. The Policy Committee has been crafting a policy that outlines the organizations’ vision to be a pillar for equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Ukrainian Canadian Community. SUSK aims to foster connection and unity with various cultures and organizations that encompass the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada. The policy will apply to all activities, initiatives, and internal workings of SUSK and will be implemented in the fall of 2021 after the yearly Congress. Additionally, a new position that focuses on achieving the goals of the policy, the Inclusion and Diversity Director, will be voted on at Congress.
Welcome to the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) website!
Вітаємо вас до вебсайту Союз Українського Студентства Канади (СУСК)!
“Cоюз Українськoгo Студентства Канади,” “Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union,” or “Union des Étudiants Ukrainiens Canadiens” was formed in December 1953, and is the coordinating body of Ukrainian-Canadian students at different post-secondary institutions across Canada.
SUSK’s mandates and objectives include the needs to uphold and promote Ukrainian language, Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian studies, and the awareness of Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian culture. SUSK also encourages and assists its associate member organizations (Ukrainian Student Organizations, or USOs) to educate and inform members and non-members about issues related to the Ukrainian-Canadian community.
Read more about SUSK on Wikipedia.
30 UNDER 30
First global nomination for emerging Ukrainian diaspora youth leaders under 30. Nominees will be considered for their initiative, creativity, teamwork and leadership skills, volunteering in the Ukrainian community, as well as achievements in their country of residence.
Deadline to nominate: July 7, 2021
Community Engagement Survey
The Ukrainian Canadian Congress – National (UCC) is conducting this survey to address ongoing challenges and create new opportunities for building engagement, participation, and inclusion in Ukrainian Canadian communities across Canada.
Your chance to win an iPad, a $100 gift card, or a $50 gift card!