Meet our National Coordinator – Anastasiia Lazarchuk (She/Her)

In November 2013, the Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK) secured funding through the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) Ukrainian Dragons competition for several initiatives, including the creation of a full-time National Coordinator position based in Ottawa, Ontario, to better consolidate and further professionalize our activities.

Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the SUSK National Coordinator works alongside UCC staff at the UCC National Office to help SUSK reach, support, and empower more young Ukrainian Canadians while enhancing the operational capacity of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

Anastasiia came to Ottawa, Canada from Kyiv, Ukraine in May 2022.
She has diverse background and interest in communication, social media marketing, event coordination, graphic design, photo/video editing, and technology. Her journey includes impactful roles such as

  • Team Leader of Event Team at HedgeHog HR company, where she was responsible for international event planning and production in more than 15 cities around the globe;
  • Social Media Manager at Level Media Agency, working mostly with ukrainian small and medium size businesses;
  • Graphic designer and printing specialist at Katari Imaging.


Beyond her professional pursuits, Anastasiia is dedicated to community engagement and continue volunteering as event coordinator at Ottawa Design Club and as graphic designer at Ridne Radio Ottawa. Even while abroad, Anastasiia remains deeply connected to her roots, striving to share modern Ukrainian culture and traditions with the world.

To find out more about Anastasiia click HERE 


Roles of the National Coordinator (SUSK)

  • Assist the development of USOs in any capacity deemed fit (eg fundraising, social media, governance, etc.);
  • Ensure organizational sustainability, institutional memory, and future growth.
  • Lead the development of fundraising strategy and programs, including active targeting of government, academic, and non-profit grants;
  • Assist with the organization of SUSK National Executive meetings, SUSK National Congress and other mandated regional or local student-oriented events;
  • Assist the SUSK President and National Executive in a variety of administrative tasks including management of archives, resources, materials, as directed;
  • Manage contact lists and compile membership databases;
  • Manage social media channels in conjunction with the SUSK Media Director;
  • Assist with the development of guides and handbooks for organization membership;
  • Liaise and create strategic partnerships with other Canadian youth organizations;
  • Identify research, program, employment, and development opportunities for Ukrainian Canadian students at large;
  • Assist SUSK National Executive in implementing projects, advocacy campaigns, and recruitment initiatives;
  • In coordination with the SUSK President, act as a primary point of contact for local/national/international inquiries.


Roles of the National Coordinator (UCC)

  • Assist UCC Executive Director and other full-time staff with a variety of administrative tasks;
  • Help manage social media and communications;
  • Act as a resource for other local and national Ukrainian youth organizations;
  • Assist the UCC National Office with day-to-day operations, including event organization and administrative overflow in a team environment;
  • Assist with recruitment and management of volunteers.


Contact the National Coordinator today to learn how to develop your organization or how to get involved with SUSK at