Incorporation of Affiliated Societies
An Act to incorporate The Ontario Historical Society, Assented to 1st April, 1899, is an Act of the Ontario Legislature that authorizes the OHS to incorporate an affiliated society dedicated to preserving and promoting Ontario’s history.
Citizens dedicated to preserving and promoting some aspect of Ontario's history can apply to incorporate non-profit corporations through affiliation with The Ontario Historical Society.
Interested historical organizations must go through an application process during which they must form a volunteer board of directors and draft an organization mission statement, constitution and by-laws, pay an administration fee to the OHS in addition to holding a public meeting.
This unique opportunity allows the Society to encourage and empower Ontario citizens interested in preserving and promoting their local heritage, and as such, remains a flagship programme.
If your organization would like to learn more about the process to become an independent, not-for-profit historical corporation in the Province of Ontario, please contact: