Cassian Soltykevych


Cassian Soltykevych

Name: Cassian Soltykevych

Date of birth:


About Me

One of my favourite quotes is "luck is when preparation meets opportunity", and my professional life has been full of luck. While in school, I didn't know what I wanted to do (anyone else?), but travelling was, and continues to be a big part of my life, and I was really intrigued by working remotely. A little luck here and there post-graduation, and I've now been working remotely since finishing my undergrad. I ended up moving 2,587km away from my hometown of YEG, to my new home of YOW, with trips to a dozen or two other airport codes each year. 

My primary focus is running my Ottawa web design company, Urban Block Media, helping out clients big and small across Canada. I've also worked with clients big and small in various marketing capacities across North America and Europe, developing and executing strategies and launching campaigns.  
My alma mater is the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta where I graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce Degree (Hons) along with completing their Leadership Certificate Program, and can be found cheering on the Bears and Pandas varsity teams whenever I'm in town.
While I'm on the road a fair bit, I can be found most weekends hiking in the outaouais region, or reading at home.
Looking to collaborate on a project? Or want to just get in touch? Shoot me a message in the contact section at the bottom of the page. 


Skiing | Hiking | Biking | Reading

Fun Facts About Me

  • Pilot G2 pens are the only pens allowed at my desk
  • I don't drink coffee
  • On Wednesday's we wear pink
  • My biggest time wasting websites are FlightRadar24 and Google Maps




Web Development
Public Speaking

Highly Professional

Marketing Strategy
Layout & Design
Remote Team Management
Strategic Planning



University of Alberta, Alberta School of Business

Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)

Field Of Study: Strategic Management and Organization, Marketing


University of Alberta

Leadership Certificate Program


Jyväskylän yliopisto (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

Summer School in Human Sciences



Oct 2016 – Present

Ukrainian Canadian Congress

Executive Member

Member of the National Executive of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is the voice of Canada’s Ukrainian community. The Congress brings together under one umbrella all the national, provincial, and local Ukrainian Canadian organizations. Together with its member organizations, the UCC has been leading, coordinating and representing the interests of one of Canada’s largest ethnic communities (1.3 million) since 1941 and instrumental in shaping Canada’s social, economic, and political landscape.

May 2012 – Present

Ukrainian Canadian Students’​ Union (SUSK)

Past President

Working in advisory role to assist the current President and National Executive to execute the mandates and resolutions of the Ukrainian Canadian Students' Union (SUSK) and its membership. Lead project: Establishment and fundraising of an endowment fund to sustain the Ukrainian Canadian Students' Union in perpetuity. Previous role as President: In charge of coordinating a National Executive with members across Canada along with full time staff based in Ottawa. Create strategic plans and executions to help serve the larger Ukrainian Canadian student body. Key accomplishments: - Accompanied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his first official visit as Prime Minister to Ukraine in July of 2016 - Met with a number of government officials including Federal Ministers, MP's, MLA's, and MPP's - Established an endowment fund to ensure sustainability of the organization for years to come - Helped drive growth of the organization from 18 to 25 member organizations - Helped grow membership from 2300 to over 4000

Jan 2016 – Oct 2016

Sviato 25

Marketing Director

Tasked with the challenge of spearheading a citywide cultural festival for the Ukrainian community in Edmonton “25th Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence”, managing the overall marketing budget and using a broad range of direct and indirect marketing strategies to advertise events and reach as many people as possible. Successfully exceeded target audience expectations, attracting more than 23,000 people from across Edmonton to the cultural event.


Work Process

  • Discover

  • Idea

  • Design

  • Develop

  • Test

  • Launch




On occasion, I'll put some of my thoughts on Medium. I don't have one topic or genre in particular I like to write about, but if you're interesting in reading some of my thoughts, you can read them all at the link below.

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