UCSS is dedicated to helping those who are unable to help themselves.
As a non-profit, charitable organization, UCSS responds to the needs and interests of both the Ukrainian Community as a whole and individuals through its wide range of services.
These services include:
♦ aid to the poor and needy;
♦ providing assistance to senior citizens and new immigrants;
♦ counseling and advice assistance;
♦ referral and information center;
♦ translation service;
♦ aid in sponsorship of refugees;
♦ aid in immigration procedures;
♦ help with Canadian Citizenship application;
♦ aid overseas;
♦ liaison with various governmental and other social service agencies.
UCSS is not just another organization; it is you and us, the Ukrainian Canadian Community, helping those in need. Without your help, we will not be able to carry out our programs.
Ukrainian Canadian Social Services Objectives:
(a) To provide assistance in problems not covered by existing social services;
(b) To conduct research into the problems and needs of the Ukrainian Community as it relates to Canadian Society;
(c) To coordinate both financial and moral support to the needy, especially Ukrainians;
(d) To promote communication and cooperative action between social service organizations and agencies in the Ukrainian Community and those city-wide, provincial and federal establishments operating in the Edmonton area;
(e) To monitor the growth of social legislation and social security in Canada, particularly in Alberta and Edmonton, and to inform the Ukrainian Community of such developments;
(f) To assist in all matters related to immigration and refugees;
(g) To coordinate aid to Ukrainian communities beyond the Canadian borders.*
*Objective 1(g) is changed to read: “To coordinate and provide aid to Ukrainian communities beyond the Canadian borders”.
We have been incorporated into the Society Act of Alberta from December 12, 1994.