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Wasyl Topolnicky Memorial Foundation Inc

The Wasyl Topolnicky Memorial Foundation was established to accept
applications for funding from charitable organizations that support the preservation,
promotion and advancement of Ukrainian arts, culture, heritage and education.

Wasyl Topolnicky is the father of the Ukrainian Credit Union movement in Canada. Observing
the financial difficulties of Ukrainian workers in the cities he understood that only mutual
assistance and mutual effort could teach the workers to help each other. He knew that
credit unions would form a firm economic base for the Ukrainian community by helping the
members in everyday life. He organized several co-operative initiatives including the first
Ukrainian credit union in the country - "Nova Hromada" (The New Community) - in Saskatoon
(1939) and Kalyna Co-operative in Winnipeg.

Carpathia Credit Union (1940) is proud to be Wasyl Topolnicky's second successful
co-operative initiative. At his request, the monies from his estate were to be used to
support the activities of the Ukrainian community.

The Board of Directors and Management of Carpathia Credit Union are honoured to
administer the funds on behalf of the Wasyl Topolnicky Memorial Foundation.

Click here for the Guidelines and Application form.