Painting of woman in traditional Ukrainian clothing, with black wings and holding an egg in a nest in her arms

Ukrainian Canadian Heritage​​​ Month

The Board of Trustees has proclaimed September as Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Month, with September 7 as Ukrainian​ Canadian Heritage Day at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).​

On August 24, 2021 Ukrainians around the world celebrated the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. On August 24, 1991, Ukraine's Parliament declared their country an indivisible, democratic, and independent State. The history of Ukraine is defined by the Ukrainian people’s enduring faith in their right to live free in their own land, and to choose their common destiny as a nation.

As we celebrate Ukrainian heritage month this September, we will explore the contributions of women of Ukrainian heritage to Canada and the world. From poets to politicians, we will showcase well-known women from Canada and Ukraine who have paved the way for future generations.

Celebration Video


Refer to the following proclamations related to the Ukrainian Canadian Heritage​​​ Month:

Vyshyvanka Day

The TCDSB recognizes Vyshyvanka Day (Ukrainian embroidered blouse/shirt day) at all TCDSB schools in May. 

Programs and Activities

Here are some suggested programs and activities to celebrate Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Month:


Learn more about Ukrainian heritage with these resources: