The Petro Jacyk Education Foundation is a charitable organization, established in 1986 by an endowment from Ukrainian born Toronto businessman and philanthropist, Peter (Petro) Jacyk.
At the time that I was formulating the principles of my Foundation, I attempted to look toward the future in redefining the traditional Ukrainian viewpoint.
The Foundation's primary objective is to develop a network of educational programs and academic centers in world renowned universities devoted to the scholarly interpretation and dissemination of objective information about Ukraine and Ukrainians as well as sponsoring other initiatives which contribute to the promotion of international awareness of Ukraine and its people.
“We must not forget that one institution, even the most efficient, can never resolve all problems that need to be resolved in the process of national development. Each of us, to a larger or lesser degree, must contribute to this great task.”