Imperial Order of the Daughters

The National Chapter of IODE will be 120 years old, having been founded in 1900. Historically known as Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, now simply known as IODE, it is a national women’s charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals through education support, community service and citizenship programs.

The Provincial Chapter of Ontario IODE was established in 1920 and will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. As a special project for the centennial of IODE Ontario, they are updating the IODE Ontario Members database and are currently trying to locate records of IODE across Ontario.  
Archivist Helen Danby has been in contact with many museums and archives, both online and in person and has recorded materials that she has found. Now she would like to appeal to the public for any IODE scrapbooks, minutes or members lists that are valuable for this research.  Perhaps your mother, grandmother or other relatives may have left some IODE information in her personal storage which Helen would appreciate you sharing them with her for this special project.  Any IODE related materials will be returned or, if desired, archived in a facility close to the Chapter’s town or city. 
Please contact Helen Danby, Provincial Archivist at
IODE Ontario
45 Frid Street, Suite 9
Hamilton, ON    L8P 4M3
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