Culture. Food. Accommodation.

St. John’s Institute is the cornerstone of an amazing living experience. SJI is a non-profit co-educational affordable residence that offers comfortable living facilities in a Ukrainian Orthodox environment.

SJI is also a site for some of Edmonton’s best arts and culture events, and offers event room / meeting space rentals at a reasonable price. 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!


SJI fosters a stronger Ukrainian heritage and Canadian community by producing educational, spiritual, cultural, and outreach programs for youth and community members. We support the community by providing excellent affordable housing close to campus and downtown, and by helping to promote the city’s arts and cultural scene.

Many thanks and credit go to Theodora Harasymiw, the artist responsible for creating the beautiful hand-crafted mosaic found 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. Visit our Arts and Culture page for information on the SJI Centre for Arts and Culture.


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, 2015-2016

  • Dr. Tania Mysak, President
  • Natalia Toroshenko, Vice-President
  • Iris Zwozdesky-Ciona, Secretary
  • Bill Skorobohach, Treasurer
  • Ivan Lypovyk
  • Terry Tanasiuk
  • Dobr. Kathy Yamniuk
  • Myrna Kostash
  • Gladys Marie Magega
  • Rev. Father Georg Podtepa Chaplin

St. John’s Institute Staff


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


  • Manager: Regina Lazutin
  • Chef: Don Miranda
  • Chef: Premnath Rengaraj
  • Cooks: Emmy Mejia, Seth Norn


  • Serhii Stoianov, Maintenance Manager
  • Mavel Enamorado, Nadiia Stoianova, Housekeeping
  • Rachelle Champagne, Dishwasher

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