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About the UELAC

The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians through knowledge of the past, in particular the history of the United Empire Loyalists and their contribution to the development of Canada.

The United Empire Loyalists were generally those who had been settled in the thirteen colonies at the outbreak of the American Revolution, who remained loyal to and took up the Royal Standard, and who settled in what is now Canada at the end of the war. For more about the Loyalists, read “History of the Loyalists.”

In addition to perhaps one Canadian in ten having a Loyalist ancestor, many others of Loyalist descent live elsewhere – in the United States, in commonwealth countries such as Australia and New Zealand, and scattered around the world. The subjects in the menu to the left reflect the activities of many members of the Association, the branches, and the Association itself.

Activities of the UELAC are guided by six key directives stated in its Mission Statement.

UELAC's AGM, Members' Information, Voting

The Annual General Meeting of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada will be held Saturday 9 July 2016 in Summerside PEI.

Members of the Association may vote in person or by proxy.

For information on voting options and the Annual Reports package, go here.

Events and Projects

Loyalists, Lighthouses, Lobsters - 2016 UELAC AGM and Conference
2016 UELAC AGM & Conference
Fall 2015 Loyalist Gazette
Spring 2016 Loyalist Gazette

Attention all Members of UELAC

Reports for AGM, July 9 in PEI

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UELAC: What's New

  • July 11: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#28, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • July 6: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#27, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • June 28: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#26, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • June 22: The list of UE Certificates and Loyalist Directory have been updated according to the certificates issued in March, April & May, 2016.
  • June 21: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#25, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • June 16: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#24, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • June 10: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#23, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • June 1: Check out the new website by Calgary Branch. Congratulations!
  • May 31: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#22, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • May 26: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#21, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • May 16: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#20, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • May 9: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#19, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • May 3: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#18, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 28: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#17, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 22: Information about Loyalists Cpl. Frederick Andrew Schram and Pvt. Frederick Schram has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Apr. 19: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#16, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 15: The list of UE Certificates and Loyalist Directory have been updated according to the certificates issued in January & February, 2016.
  • Apr. 13: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#15, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Apr. 6: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#14, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 30: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#13, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 26: Information about Loyalists Frederick Praught, John Burhoe, Gotlieb Otto, Eleazer Melvin and Robert Melvin has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 21: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#12, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 18: Information about Loyalist Jethro Jackson has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 15: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#11, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Mar. 11: An entry for John Schram has been added to the list of Oldest Loyalists.
  • Mar. 11: Information about Loyalist Chambers Blakely, Sr. has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Mar. 10: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#10, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Feb. 28: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#09, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Feb. 22: Information about Loyalist Nicholas Mattice has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 22: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#08, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Feb. 16: Information about Loyalist Archelaus Carpenter has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 16: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#07, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Feb. 14: Biographical information about Loyalist James Cosman has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 12: Information about Loyalist James Green has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 11: Information about Loyalist Abraham Marston has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 8: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#06, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Feb. 5: Information about Loyalist Georg Phillip Wintermute has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Feb. 3: New in the Loyalist Monuments folder: Charles Green Memorial and William Lundy Homestead in Niagara Falls.
  • Feb. 2: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#05, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 28: Information about Loyalist John Scram has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 26: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#04, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 25: Information about Loyalist John Schram has been added to the Loyalist Directory.
  • Jan. 20: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#03, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 15: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#02, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Jan. 12: The list of UE Certificates and Loyalist Directory have been updated according to the certificates issued in December 2015.
  • Jan. 8: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2016-#01, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Dec. 31: Issues 2015-#51 and 2015-#52 of Loyalist Trails are now available online. Click here for the newsletter index.
  • Dec. 31: Now available in the Education folder for your reference: U.E.L. Day, June 19th Ontario, A Teacher's Resource to Ontario School Boards and UELAC Branches.
  • Dec. 31: Now available in the Education folder for your reference: Loyalist Pioneers and Settlers, A Teacher's Resource to Ontario School Boards and UELAC Branches.
  • Dec. 21: The Philip E. M. Leith Memorial Award has been updated with information on the 2015 recipient, Patricia Kelderman.
  • Dec. 21: The UELAC Dorchester Award has been updated with information on the 2015 recipient, Carl Stymiest.
  • Dec. 16: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#50, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.
  • Dec. 10: The list of UE Certificates has been updated to include those issued in November 2015. Likewise, the Loyalist Directory has been updated accordingly.
  • Dec. 7: The latest issue of Loyalist Trails, 2015-#49, is now available. Click here for the online newsletter index.