Shevchenko Scientific Society of Canada
The Shevchenko Scientific Society of Canada is a Ukrainian Canadian organization with a focus on education and research. The Society primary goal is to advance fields of Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian history, culture, and language. The Society has its intellectual and scholarly origins in the Shevchenko Society established in 1873 in L'viv, Western Ukraine, which was then part of the Habsburg Empire. Until its dissolution by the Soviet regime in 1940, it served as a preeminent Ukrainian association of scholars. After World War II the Society was re-established in Europe and in 1949 in Canada where some of its original members settled. Its headquarters are in Toronto with branches in Edmonton, Ottawa, and Montreal.