Sustainable Ukrainian Canadian Heritage (SUCH) is a multifaceted research and education program of the Kule Folklore Centre at the University of Alberta. It aims to:
- raise awareness about the importance of cultural and historical heritage of Ukrainian Canadians,
- provide a ground for networking, collaboration, education and resource sharing among academic, research, and memory institutions, cultural heritage repositories, archivists and other heritage professionals, community organizations, and researchers studying Ukrainian Canadians, and
- offer innovative ways to assist Ukrainian Canadian repositories and organizations in preservation of and providing access to their rich cultural heritage.
Main components of the SUCH program are:
- conferences and symposia: to raise awareness and provide knowledge exchange among various stakeholders
- education: to conduct workshops, seminars, webinars and other hands-on events to develop skills to ensure proper management and care of archival materials
- publications: to create online and print resources that will present innovative ideas, share successful projects and findings, and provide practical tools to assist in proper documentation and preservation of Ukrainian Canadian heritage into the future, and make it readily available to researchers from a wide spectrum of disciplines and to the general public
- shared online network (SUCH-network): to create a shared space to serve as a gateway to various Ukrainian Canadian historical and cultural heritage repositories/collections.
The first event within the SUCH program is a conference: Ukrainian Archival Collections in Canada: Preserving the Past, Building the Future.
The following event is a series of hands-on workshops for community archivists and curators tentatively scheduled to begin in the fall of 2018.