Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Centre Ukrainien Canadien des Recherches et Documentation
  • Українсько-Канадський Дослідчо-Документаційний Центр

Other form(s) of name



  • Community

Contact area



Street address

620 Spadina Ave





Country name


Postal code

M5S 2H4







Description area


Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The objectives of the UCRDC are:
to promote interest in the study and research of Ukrainian history and Ukrainian Canadians;
to collect, assemble, catalogue, and preserve information, documents, books, articles, films, audio and video tapes and other materials dealing with the history of Ukrainians and Ukrainian Canadians;
to establish and maintain a collection of research information, documents, books, articles, films, audio and video tapes and other materials dealing with Ukrainian history throughout the world;
to acquire and preserve donations, collectibles and relevant gifts;
to support community projects and research activities by arranging seminars, conferences, lectures and exhibits;
to support the educational activities of other organizations by preparing material for teaching about the history of Ukrainians and Ukrainian Canadians; and
to liaise with relevant organizations and agencies such as the Archival Association of Ontario, National Archives, Canadian Council of Archives and others which support the Mission and objectives of the UCRDC.
The UCRDC is a member organization of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and its Toronto Branch.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies



The Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre (UCRDC) is a community institution which collects, catalogues, and preserves material documenting the history, culture and contributions of Ukrainians throughout the world.
UCRDC produces documentary films, prepares educational materials, and sponsors lectures, conferences and exhibits on various topics related to Ukrainian issues.
UCRDC is a non-profit organization which seeks community support through various fundraising activities.
The Centre functions as a resource centre which holds oral histories in audio and video formats, many digitized; and textual and photographic records. Most of these collections have been catalogued.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Access conditions and requirements


Access to the archival holdings of UCRDC is provided for legitimate researchers, academics and students. Materials available include video and audio interviews (both on tape and digital), videos, films, photographs, documents, and books.
A registration form is filled out by users of any UCRDC materials. It includes: name, position, address, telephone, purpose of research, date of visit. UCRDC holdings are not permitted to leave the premises of the UCRDC under any circumstances.

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Reproduction of UCRDC holdings may be subject to copyright and other restrictions placed on it by the donor. A fee of $25.00 per image for publication of any photo shall be paid to the UCRDC. Photocopies of UCRDC material may be supplied at 25 cents per 8" x 11" page of copy. Colour laser copies may be supplied at $5.00 per copy. These regulations are subject to revision and application by the UCRDC Staff.

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Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

620 Spadina Ave
Toronto, Ontario
CA M5S 2H4