«IODE PRAYER Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, we praise Thee for the blessings of our homes; for the fullness of life and opportunity in this ...»
Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, we praise Thee for the blessings of
our homes; for the fullness of life and opportunity in this Dominion; and for the
ties which bind us together within our Commonwealth. We beseech Thee to
bless our Queen and Royal Family, and to guide and direct all who sit in authority
over us. Grant Thy protection, we pray Thee, to those who serve Queen and
Country, on sea and land and in the air. May right triumph and the spirit of brotherhood prevail throughout the world. Pardon our sins and accept our thanksgiving. Give to each member grace to serve Thee faithfully and to labour loyally for the welfare of our country; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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IMPERIAL ORDER DAUGHTERS OF THE EMPIRE
AND THE CHILDREN OF THE EMPIRE(JUNIOR BRANCH) under the name
IMPERIAL ORDER DAUGHTERS OF THE EMPIREDated June 5, 1968 Recorded September 30, 1968 Film 227. Document 38.
WHEREAS, in and by section 147B of Part IIA of the Canada Corporations Act, it is in effect enacted that any corporation without share capital incorporated by Special Act of the Parliament of Canada for the purpose of carrying on, without pecuniary gain to its members, objects, to which the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada extends, of a national, patriotic, religious, philanthropic, charitable, scientific, artistic, social, professional or sporting character, or the like objects, may apply for letters patent continuing it as a corporation under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act;
AND WHEREAS it has been established that Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and the Children of the Empire (Junior Branch) (hereinafter called "the Corporation") was incorporated by Special Act of the Dominion of Canada (7-8 George V, c.78) 1917;
AND WHEREAS the Corporation has applied for letters patent continuing it as a corporation under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act under the name Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and has satisfactorily established the sufficiency of all proceedings required by the said Act to be taken and the truth and sufficiency of all facts required to be established previous to the granting of such letters patent;
GIVEN under the seal of Office of the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs at Ottawa this fifth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight.
BE IT ENACTED as an Article of the Constitution and By-laws of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (herein sometimes referred to as "the
1. The Order be and is hereby authorized to make application to the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs for supplementary letters patent amending and varying the provisions of the Letters Patent continuing the Order as a body politic and corporate by adding thereto
the following special clause:
"AND IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDAINED AND DECLARED thatupon the dissolution of the Order and after the payment of all debts and liabilities its remaining property shall be distributed or disposed of to charitable organizations which carry on their work in Canada."
2. That the National Executive Committee and the Officers be and they are hereby authorized for and on behalf of the Order to do, sign and execute all things, deeds and documents necessary or desirable for the due carrying out of the foregoing.
GIVEN under the seal of office of the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs at Ottawa this thirteenth day of July, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-three.
An Act respecting the War Memorial Fund of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire.
WHEREAS the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire has by its petition represented that it was incorporated by Chapter 78 of the Acts of the Parliament of the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada passed in the year 1917; that the National Chapter of the Order is, under the present Charter and Constitution of the Order, the supreme head and executive power thereof; that at a meeting of the said National Chapter held in the year 1919 the said National Chapter by resolution authorized and directed that the Order raise a fund of at least $500,000 for the purpose of a memorial to the Canadian men and women who died in the defence of the British Empire during the Great War, such fund to be known as the War Memorial Fund and to be expended upon certain specified objects; that the said Order has raised for the said War Memorial Fund the sum of $463,097.55 during the year 1919 and subsequent years down to the present time; and that doubts have arisen as to the manner in which the said fund was to be administered and expended by the said National Chapter and as to the power of the said National Chapter to allocate portions of the said fund to certain of the said objects to the exclusion of other or others of the said objects; and whereas the said Order has by petition prayed for special legislation in respect of the matters hereinafter set forth; and whereas it is expedient to grant the prayer of the said petition;
Therefore, His Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
2. All expenditures from the said War Memorial Fund heretofore made by the National Chapter or by any officer or member of the Order under or by virtue of any resolution or direction of the National Chapter, and whether such expenditures were made out of capital or income, are hereby sanctioned and declared to be legal and valid.
3. The National Chapter and the officers and members of the Order acting in accordance with resolutions heretofore passed by the National Chapter or directions heretofore given by the National Chapter are hereby authorized and empowered to continue to administer the War Memorial Fund and to make expenditures therefrom in accordance with the said resolutions passed by and the said directions given by the National Chapter for the administration and expenditure of the War Memorial Fund until the Annual Meeting of the National Chapter to be held during the year 1929, notwithstanding anything contained in the resolution passed by the National Chapter as its Annual Meeting held in the year 1919 which authorized the raising of the War Memorial Fund and expressed the manner in which such fund should be expended.
4. The War Memorial Fund shall be administered as the National Chapter shall determine and direct by a committee constituted by the National Chapter and known as the War Memorial Committee, such committee to consist of such officers and members of the Order as the National Chapter may decide but nothing in this section shall interfere with the right of any member of the War Memorial Committee appointed to be a life member thereof from continuing as a member of that committee in accordance with such appointment and nothing contained in this section shall interfere with any existing right of provincial officers to be member of 2004 C7 the said War Memorial Committee.
5. The unexpended balance of the War Memorial Fund, whether capital or income, and any further monies added to the said fund shall be appropriated, used and expended by the National Chapter to promote the educational work of the Order as a memorial to the Canadian men and women who have died in the defence of the British Empire during the Great War, but for greater certainty such fund shall be allocated to and used and expended upon all or any of the following
(b) To found post-graduate scholarships in history or economics or constitutional government or any subject vital to the interests of the British Empire in such university or universities as may be approved by the War Memorial Committee and which shall be located in Great Britain or any part of the British Empire;
6. The National Chapter shall have power from time to time to allocate the funds constituting the War Memorial Fund in such manner and in such proportions, between the different objects enumerated in the next preceding section, as it shall see fit and if deemed advisable in such manner as to exclude any of such objects; and the allocation of any particular part of the said War Memorial Fund to any of such objects shall not prevent the National Chapter from devoting any part of the funds so allocated and remaining unexpended to any other of such objects, notwithstanding such previous exclusion thereof.
7. Notwithstanding any Act of this Legislature, the Order and its National Chapter shall not be obliged to account to any person for or in respect of the receipts or expenditures in connection with the War Memorial Fund unless required to do so by the direction of the Attorney General, such
8. (1) This Act, excepting sections 4, 5 and 6, shall come into force on the day upon which it receives the Royal Assent.
(2) Sections 4, 5 and 6 shall come into force on a day to be named by the Lieutenant-Governor by his Proclamation.
FOOTNOTE: Although the words "British Empire" are no longer appropriate, according to the Interpretation Act of Canada they should be regarded as applying to their present day equivalents of Dominions, Colonies, Dependencies and Commonwealth Nations.
Historical Note Re Second War Memorial Whereas it was deemed fitting and desirable that the Order should raise a Fund to be expended for educational purposes as a Memorial to Canadian men and women who gave their lives in the defence of Freedom during the World War II (September 3, 1939 to August 15, 1945), it was enacted by the National Chapter of Canada IODE as a General By-law that the Order should raise a Fund to be known and designated as the "Second War Memorial Fund", such Fund to have a minimum objective of $350,000.00 See By-laws governing The National Chapter - By-law 20, Second War Memorial Fund, page B13
WHEREAS the Order is a valuable asset to this Dominion and its permanence and stability should be assured by proper financial backing, and WHEREAS the Order is entirely dependent on its own efforts for funds for its work and maintenance, having no subsidies, grants, affiliation fees or other outside financial support, and WHEREAS the money received in membership fees barely suffices to carry on the administrative offices of the Order, and WHEREAS it is essential for the development, extension, maintenance and administration of the Order that there be a further assured income for this purpose, and WHEREAS, owing to the lack of an assured income available for such purposes and needs, the administrative bodies of the Order have been greatly hampered in initiating and carrying out plans for the progress and maintenance of the Order and for rendering financial assistance to chapters of the Order which may be embarrassed in their enterprise from time to time by reason of extraordinary conditions, and WHEREAS the National Chapter has previously resolved that an endowment fund be constituted under the name of "The Stewart Endowment Fund" to provide means to meet such needs in connection with the work and enterprise of the Order, and
provision for the administration and expenditure of the said Fund and the terms and conditions on which said Fund shall be held and dealt with for the benefit of the Order, and WHEREAS it is considered expedient to change the name by which such Fund shall be known and designated,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the National Chapter:
1. That a fund of at least Two Hundred Thousand Dollars be raised, provided and set aside as an endowment for the development, extension, maintenance and administration of the Order, its work, objects and aims.
2. That such fund be known and designated as "The Endowment Fund of The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire."
3. That all monies raised, provided and set aside from time to time for the purposes of and forming part of this fund shall be administered by the National Executive Committee and shall from time to time be invested and reinvested as the National Executive Committee of the Order may direct in such securities as are authorized by the laws of the Province of Ontario from time to time for the investment of trust funds.
4. That the Provincial Executives of the Order may from time to time make recommendations for the consideration of the National Executive Committee as to the administration and expenditure of the said fund and the income therefrom.