Slavka completed her B.Sc. at the University of Alberta. As part of the Canadian Governments’ efforts to enter the global market, there was a special program designed to educate and encourage entrepreneurs, businesses, and various companies to explore expanding their business abroad, globally. Slavka was one of the first in Alberta to complete this initiative, ” Forum for International Trade Training” (FITT) a three year program. She held the designation of CITP (Certified International Trade Practitioner) for over 10 years. After completing the program, Slavka endeavoured in business with Ukraine, China, Italy and the USA with Kontakt Canada International Ltd., and Neon Ecosystems. Later Slavka took on the role of project manager for an educational project with McEwan University and the International Business School of Kyiv. Through the FITT program, Slavka also taught “Entering the Global Market”.
Slavka is one of the founders and a former President of the Alberta Ukraine Chamber of Commerce board and has served over 15 yrs.