About the Ukrainian Language Education Centre (ULEC)
The Ukrainian Language Education Centre (ULEC):
- publishes a wide variety of Ukrainian language educational resource material for primary and secondary school teachers and students.
- co-sponsors inservices to serve the professional development needs of Ukrainian-language teachers. As well, we house a large collection of resource materials (including a film, video and audio library) for the use of teachers.
- is a proud founder of the Ukrainian Knowledge Internet Portal Consortium Association (UKiP-CA), developers of oomroom.ca, your online center of Ukrainian Language Learning educational resources for students, teachers, and parents.
- To develop and produce learning resources for the Ukrainian Bilingual Program, and to initiate, coordinate or participate in the joint development of such learning resources with Alberta Education, school boards or other educational authorities.
- To develop and produce learning resources for other levels and types of Ukrainian language instruction and coordinate community involvement in the production of such learning resources.
- To facilitate, encourage and carry-out research on problems of bilingualism, Ukrainian English bilingualism in particular.
- To address the training and professional development needs of Ukrainian language teachers
- To maintain and develop the collection of Ukrainian language educational materials housed at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.
- Community and other professional outreach
The work of the Centre has been made possible by the support of the following donors:
- The Ukrainian Professional and Business Club of Edmonton Textbook Fund
- The Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies
- The Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko
- The Bishop Budka Society
- The Shwed Family Endowment
- The Alberta Foundation for Ukrainian Education
- The Ukrainian Millennium Foundation
- Ukrainian Pioneers Association of Alberta
ULEC cooperates with many partners, such as
- Alberta Education
- Edmonton Public Schools
- Edmonton Catholic Schools
- Elk Island Public Schools
- Elk Island Catholic Schools
- The University of Alberta Faculty of Education
- The Toronto Ukrainian School Board
- The Ukrainian Canadian Congress
- The Ukrainian National Federation