WILL CONTINUE YOUR WORK
A life of Work and Achievement
You have always worked hard... so that your family and you could have the
necessities of life, a comfortable home... education for the children...
security ... a worthy place in society.
For Your Community, Too
But you were aware of other obligations, as well. As a member of your
Ukrainian community, you contributed your work and time for the benefit of
that community. You supported it through your financial donations.
My Family, What If...?
You know that life is full of uncertainty. You ask yourself: ‘What if
I’m no longer here to provide for my loved ones?”
You know that through a Will you can look after their welfare, even when you
are not there to do it in person.
And For the Community
Through your Will, you can help
the Ukrainian community itself
to continue to exist and to develop. You can make it possible for an organization of your
choice to carry on your work for the benefit of the Ukrainian
You can do this by including the
Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies
in your Will.
Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies
The Foundation was incorporated in 1975 under federal law as a separate
not-for-profit body with its own charitable number. The Foundation's main
purposes are to gather and provide funding:
to support teaching of Ukrainian studies
(that is, teaching subjects pertaining to Ukraine and Canada’s Ukrainian
community), at the university level; and,
to support production and publication of resource materials
necessary for Ukrainian Studies.
Today Ukrainian studies at the university level are needed as much as ever,
perhaps even more so. Many Canadian~Ukrainians belong to the second, third,
and even older, generation. They look to Ukrainian studies and scholarly works
on Ukraine for information about the land of their forefathers.
Indeed, it would not be an exaggeration to say that, through its support for
Ukrainian Studies, the Foundation has an important part in ensuring the
Ukrainian community in Canada remains vigorous and healthy.
Now, that it is emerging once again on the world scene, there is also rising
interest in Ukraine among non-Ukrainians in Canada. Ukrainian Studies, based
on sound scholarship, will help them to know and understand Ukraine of the
past and of the present. Such knowledge and understanding are an important
basis for good relations not only between Canada and Ukraine, but also between
Ukraine and the international community.
Some of the Foundation's Achievements
Over the past twenty years, the Foundation's achievements in the field of
teaching include, among others:
assistance to initiate the
Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre
at Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton
financial support for the Chair of Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography, University of Alberta
support for a teaching position in Ukrainian History, York University
funding for the
Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto
support for a teaching position in Ukrainian Studies, University of Manitoba.
In the production of resource materials, the Foundation has provided funding to, among others:
develop a series of basic textbooks in Ukrainian studies at the University of Toronto
develop a Ukrainian-language Encyclopedia of Physics in Ukraine
NOVA series of source materials.
NOVA is an innovative methodology to help teach Ukrainian to children who have not learned the language at home.
Funding the publication of the five-volume English-language
Encyclopedia of Ukraine,
completed in 1993, is perhaps the Foundation’s major achievement of
this type and a large proportion of the Foundation’s funds were dedicated
to this important task. At present the Foundation is providing funds to compile an
index to the encyclopedia, and to update the whole work.
Now the Foundation has also agreed to participate in another,
no-less-important, project. It has granted funds to initiate the publication
of Hrushevsky’s epochal ten-volume History of Ukraine”Rus’
in English translation.
What You Can Do To Help
As you consider how to provide for those closest to You through your Will,
give some thought also as to how
your community work might contnue. An
excellent way is to include a bequest to the Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian
Studies in your Will.
You Have Many Choices
You have many choices. You can not only choose the form your bequest will take
and its size, how you wish it to be used, but even what specific area of
Ukrainian studies you may prefer to support, such as history, or literature,
or language, or any other you consider it important to encourage.
Activities a Bequest Might Support
Through your bequest you could make possible such things as scholarships for
students in Ukrainian Studies; student excitanges with Ukraine; exchanges
of professors and lecturers; purchase of books and other materials for
libraries; support to publish scholarly works on Ukraine.
These are but a few of the purposes to which a bequest may be put. The list by
no means exhausts all of the possibilities.
It is also possible to make a bequest for the benefit of
the Foundation's General Fund, or the Foundation's Endowment Fund to be used to benefit
Ukrainian Studies as the Foundation finds necessary.
A Perpetual Fund
Your bequest could be in the form of an endowment,
perhaps bearing your name or that of your family, the income of which would be used in
perpetuity. A perpetual endowment you create, and thus the benefits it brings to Ukrainian studies,
would actually grow over the years.
The Foundation does not set a minimum level at which an endowment must be funded.
The level, however, should be sufficient to generate the funds needed to serve the purpose
for which the endowment was created.
Whatever your choice, you may be sure that the Foundation will use your bequest prudently
and for the benefit of Ukrainian Studies.
Discuss This With Your Lawyer
When you are discussing your Will and how it is to provide for your family with your legal counsel, mention
that you would like to inciuae a provision to the benefit of the Foundation. Your lawyer will advise you how this can be done.
Bear in mind that your Will is a legal document. The Foundation, by accepting your bequest, is legally bound to abide by your wishes and the terms of the bequest.
You may contact the Foundation by letter, telephone, or by fax at the address given below.
Serving Ukrainian Studies
The work of the Foundation is made possible by the community's generous support.
Canadian Foundation of Ukrainian Studies
2336A Bloor Street West, Suite 205
Toronto, ON M6S 1P3
Tel: (416) 766-9630 Fax: (416) 766-0599