b'Our commitment to the communityIn 2020, the Shevchenko Our Priorities: Foundation introduced its Role and Relevance in the Strategic Direction for 2020-23Ukrainian Canadian communityOur goal was to build on the many accomplishmentsThe Shevchenko Foundation has always been and will and milestones reached throughout the history of thecontinue to be a pillar of the Ukrainian community in Canada. We remain committed to enhancing our Shevchenko Foundation and develop a roadmap for role and relevance in the advancement of a flourishing the near future.Ukrainian community for the enrichment of Canada.In the process, we asked our many stakeholders whereA national community outreach initiative will help uswe should focus our efforts and we have heard yourconnect, learn, and share our stories. recommendations for strengthening the ShevchenkoCommunity and external organizational partnerships Foundation.will be strengthened, and new mutually beneficial relationships will be nurtured.We note that the Strategic Direction was developed onA national dialogue about the future of Ukrainian the eve of the imposition of nation-wide restrictionsCanadian arts & culture will be initiated indue to the Covid-19 pandemic and maintainingcooperation with our partners. The Foundations communications capacity will be and protecting the strong financial position of the Shevchenko Foundation during an unprecedented timeincreased to better engage our many stakeholders.remained our top priority. The Shevchenko Foundation also responded to the needs of the community during this challenging time. Eliminating grant deadlines and launching aCovid Relief Grant program were among the initiatives intended to help alleviate some of the immediate concerns of stakeholders.The Shevchenko Foundation is proud to be part of a strong and resilient community, and we will continue to focus on the priorities that will further strengthen the Ukrainian community in Canada and enrich the Canadian experience with the beauty, passion, and diversity of Ukrainian Canadian culture.56 ShevchenkoFoundationAnnualReport/'