About Us

Our Purpose

The Toronto Ukrainian Foundation (TUF) exists to ensure the Canadian Ukrainian community flourishes in the Greater Toronto Area for generations to come.

Our Vision

The Toronto Ukrainian Foundation (TUF) envisions a future where high quality community projects initiated or endorsed by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Toronto Branch and its member-organizations are always able to find the talent and resources needed to succeed.

Our Areas of Focus

The objects of the Toronto Ukrainian Foundation (TUF) are to advance education, and the relief of poverty and suffering.

Our Heritage

The Toronto Ukrainian Foundation (TUF) was originally founded in 1990 as the Toronto Ukrainian Charitable Fund (TUCF) by leaders of the Ukrainian community, and has worked closely with many key community organizations over the years in furthering education and eliminating poverty. In response to changing government regulations for Canadian charities, TUCF transitioned to the new NFP Act and was re-branded in 2015 as the Toronto Ukrainian Foundation.

Our Esteemed Partners

Our most important partner is the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Toronto Branch


Our Status

The Toronto Ukrainian Foundation is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. Complete registration details may be found at the link below

Link to TUF’s CRA webpage with description and financials

Our Board

1Peter Schturyn adds value with his extensive experience in management of financial institutions, financial management of not-for-profit organizations, and his working relationships with key figures in the community. He has a Bachelor’s of Economics from McGill, and has taken the Canadian Securities Institute course. His most prominent community activities are as Vp -Finance of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Toronto Branch, and as chair of the Ukrainian World Foundation. His professional profile may be found here.


2Michael Zienchuk adds value with his extensive buy and sell side investment knowledge, his experience in analyzing risk tolerance, and his experience in the banking sector. He holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, and is a Chartered Investment Manager (CIM). Michael is active on the finance committee of his parish

Our board members are 100% volunteers.