Culture. Food. Accommodation.

St. John’s Institute is the cornerstone of an amazing living experience. We a non-profit charitable organization providing an affordable residence that offers a comfortable living environment in a facility originally established by our Ukrainian Orthodox community.

SJI is also a site for some of Edmonton’s best arts and culture events, and offers event room / meeting space rentals at very reasonable prices. Whether you’re a non-profit organization, an arts and culture group, an Edmonton-based business, a Ukrainian organization, or just looking for a space to rent, SJI can accommodate you!

Many thanks  to Theodora Harasymiw for creating the beautiful hand-crafted mosaic in SJI’s Krawford Courtyard. You can find more information on Theodora’s work here.

What We Offer


SJI is dedicated to promoting Edmonton’s arts and culture scene. We provide sponsorship and support for a number of local and national organizations and also host numerous arts and culture events in our facility throughout the year.


We pride ourselves on our excellent food! Cooked in-house by our talented chefs, SJI provides catering for events held at our facility or at an external location. Check out our Food page for more information on food events and for our online catering menus.



SJI offers an affordable housing option in a desirable location. Close to shopping centres, restaurants, and public transit, SJI is a place to call home when you’re away from home! Visit our Accommodation page for more information on our Bachelor, 2-bed, 3-bed, and 4-bed suites.

Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors, 2017-2018

  • Dr. Tania Mysak, Chair
  • Natalia Toroshenko, Vice-Chair
  • Bill Skorobohach, Treasurer
  • Ivan Lypovyk
  • Terry Tanasiuk
  • Dobr. Kathy Yamniuk
  • Myrna Kostash
  • Gladys Marie Magega
  • Rev. Father Georg Podtepa, Chaplain

St. John’s Institute Staff


  • Suzanna Brytan, Executive Director
  • Joss Tarzona-Miranda, Operations Manager
  • Racquel Torres, Events Manager


  • Don Miranda, Head Chef
  • Regina Lazutin, Ukrainian Chef
  • Emmy Mejia, Cook 1
  • Subramanian Dhanuskodi, Cook 1
  • Joann Rapanan, Catering Cook/Dishwasher


  • Paulo Ferreira, Maintenance
  • Mavel Enamorado, Housekeeping
  • Rachelle Champagne, Dishwasher

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