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.

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. As a settler people, we acknowledge the historical and ongoing injustices Indigenous people in Canada endure. 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.

Leaders of Tomorrow: SUSK 2021 Congress

Read our Annual General Report


SUSK CONNECT is an online database connecting Ukrainian Canadian students and community professionals in a broad range of industries. This gives students the opportunity to explore career paths in their area(s) of interest and build their professional network.

Project Director Maya Pankiw writes about finding joy in the many negatives of life amidst the pandemic
VP Central Sofia Holowatsky explores ways you can shop this holiday season on a student budget
Anika Luteijn, SUSK's VP West, explains how she coped with burnout while studying during the COVID-19 pandemic
Below is the Advocacy Committees statement on National Holodomor Memorial Day in Canada, which occurs on the last Saturday...
Below is the Advocacy Committees statement on National Internment Education Day in Canada, October 28, 2021. To download this...
Below is the President’s & Media Directors Message statement on National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and Orange Shirt...

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SUSK 2022 Koliada Campaign

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our Ukrainian Canadian Student Organizations (USOs) across the country were not able to go caroling, however have come together virtually to keep alive our strong rooted traditions and share them with everyone.

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