Three photos of TCDSB students in traditional Ukrainian clothing for the Patronal festival and one photo of Ukrainian students placing candles at a Holodomor Commemoration event.

Ukrainian Canadian Heritage​​​ Month

Ukrainian cultural painting of an angel with wings holding a nest of eggs in her hand. - September is Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Month - "And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord." Luke 1:45

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

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.

Enjoy the following video prepared by the students of St. Demetrius Catholic School to celebrate Ukrainian Canadian Heritage month:


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. 

Blue and Yellow Day

The TCDSB recognizes #StandWithUkraine Blue and Yellow Day at all TCDSB schools in May.

Programs and Activities

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