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Friday, June 17, 2011

Calling all Ukrainian Canadian youth!

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress wants to hear from young adults between the ages of 16-35.

To that end the Ukrainian Canadian Congress National Youth Advisory Council (UCC-NYAC) has launched a youth survey project entitled "An Investigation of Youth Involvement in the Ukrainian Canadian Community."

 The UCC-NYAC consists completely of young adults. It was created at the XXIII UCC Triennial Congress in order to reengage the Ukrainian Canadian community's youth.

The major purpose of this committee is to give youth a greater voice in the affairs of the UCC, to gather information about youth involvement in the community and to advise the UCC on how to engage youth in ongoing projects.

The goals of this survey include:
  • Gaining demographic information about Ukrainian Canadian youth;
  • Identifying factors which promote or hinder involvement of youth in the Ukrainian Canadian Community;
  • Defining what it means to "be Ukrainian" in the context of Canadian society;
  • Understanding the role of Ukrainian language skills in the 21st century for Ukrainian Canadian youth.
This short survey, available both online and in paper format, will be distributed at Ukrainian festivals, community events and through social media. The survey will be available from June 2011 until January 2012. It is anticipated that a final report will be published in mid-2012.

Ultimately, these survey results will become a valuable source of information for all ethno-cultural community organizations looking to better engage their youth and foster the development of future community leaders.

To complete the survey, please visit: UCC-NYAC Youth Survey

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