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The United Empire Loyalists Charitable Trust

The United Empire Loyalists Charitable Trust is a registered charity under Canada Revenue Agency regulations. (BN: 108102690RR0002)

There are many ways that you as an individual can support the UELAC. It is remarkable how a simple donation can help the Association achieve its vision. You can make a difference by donating today. A donation of any amount will help our vital work and be directed where it is needed most.

You can give a donation to support our work or you can request that your contribution be used specifically to support Dominion or Branch projects, activities or Funds. A charitable donation receipt will be provided for taxation purposes.

For further information about donations, please contact donation@uelac.org.

UELAC Memorial Fund

A memorial gift may be made in honour of any deceased person, usually someone who is a descendant of a Loyalist, a friend of "Loyalist" history or a has made a contribution to the objectives of the Association and its Branches.

A contribution will result in an entry in the Book of Remembrance. UELAC can also inform the bereaved of your thoughtfulness, should you so request on the form. Your gift will be acknowledged back to you, and a charitable receipt will be sent for donations of $20 or more.

To honour someone, make a donation and complete the "Book of Remembrance" form printable PDF or word ie doc which could be emailed when completed to donation@uelac.org.

The Memorial Fund is segregated from the general funds and is used to further the work of the organization in the preservation of Loyalist sites. Since its inception, a number of commemorative and restoration projects have received support from the Memorial Fund. These include:

  • The flag pole at Adolphustown;
  • Church restoration at Adolphustown;
  • St. George's (Round) Church in Halifax;
  • The Milby School House;
  • St. Raphael's (the first Roman Catholic church in Eastern Ontario founded by Loyalists);
  • Sir John Johnson Manor House;
  • Sir John Johnson Tomb;
  • two bricks for the Juno Beach Project, in honour of the descendants of Loyalists who fought in World War II.

A number of these were projects in which one of the Association Branches was involved.

UELAC Scholarship Fund

The UELAC Scholarship is an available award to Masters and PhD students who are undertaking relevant research in historical Loyalist Studies. The recipientís research should further Canada's understanding of the Loyalists and our appreciation of their, or their immediate descendants, influence on Canada. The award is for $2,500 per year and will be provided for each of two years for Masters and three years for PhD student.

Projects by Individual Branches of UELAC

The purpose of our branch projects is to preserve and promote our Loyalist Canadian history and heritage, with an objective of identification of buildings of the era, family genealogies, stories, military records, cemeteries, monuments, artifacts, correspondence, etc. Once identified, our objective is to protect them and then help interested people locate them for research or personal interest.

Ways to Donate

Click here for our page on how to donate to the United Empire Loyalists Charitable Trust.