During the visit to Toronto (Ontario province) on December 21-22, 2012 Ambassador Vadym Prystaiko held the first meeting with leaders of Ukrainian community. The meeting was attended by President of Ukrainian Canadian Congress Paul Grod, members of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Congress, heads and members of organizations that are members of the Congress, editors and journalists of Ukrainian Canadian media, representatives of Ukrainian community in Toronto and other Canadian cities. Members of the Board of Directors of the Ukrainians World Congress as well as president of the World Federation of Ukrainian Women's Organizations Irene Sushko were also present at the gathering.
Participants congratulated Ambassador Prystaiko on his appointment as Ambassador and discussed with him plans of interaction between the Embassy and community, Ukrainian-Canadian relations and other issues. Ambassador expressed his congratulations on New Year and Christmas holidays.
Ambassador thanked Mr.Grod, president of the International Organization of Ukrainian Communities "Fourth Wave” and head of the World Council on Cultural Affairs Anna Kisil as well as president of Toronto Branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Oksana Rewa for their assistance in organization of the meeting.
The gathering took place at the Golden Lion Restaurant.
While in Toronto Ambassador Prystaiko gave interviews to several Ukrainian Canadian media.