Canadian Sitch Association

Canadian Sitch Association (Канадійська Січова Організація; Kanadiiska Sichova Orhanizatsiia or CSA). A conservative political organization founded in 1924 in Toronto by Volodymyr Bosy as the Ukrainian Sporting Sitch Association of Canada, renamed the Canadian Sitch Association in 1928. The CSA was close to the American Hetmanite organization based in Chicago. It was officially supported by the Ukrainian Catholic church and from 1928 to 1930 was served by the newspaper Kanadiis’ka Sich. Its most important members were Bosy, Dmytro Elcheshen, Mykhailo Hetman, John Esaiw, A. Zaharychuk, Vasyl Dyky, and N. Danylchenko. In 1934 the CSA's 50 branches were reorganized, without official church support, as the United Hetman Organization.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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