United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada
The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada was incorporated on 27 May 1914.
The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada was incorporated on 27 May 1914. Its aims are to unite the descendants of families of the United Empire LOYALISTS; to perpetuate their spirit of loyalty; to collect memorabilia relating to the Loyalists; to construct and repair buildings and monuments perpetuating their memory; and to publish semi-annually a journal, The Loyalist Gazette. The national head office is in Toronto, and there are 27 branches established in nine provinces. Membership is obtained through one of the branches.
Anyone supporting the aims of the Association and who indicates a desire to be associated with, and to participate in, the activities of UELAC is welcome to join. Those wishing to document Loyalist lineage may apply for a certificate of Loyalist ancestry.
We have members in several countries, with most of those outside Canada residing in the United States. Some of these members have proved their Loyalist ancestry; others have joined because of an interest in all aspects of the Revolutionary War/Loyalist era. It is intriguing that quite a number of members both in Canada and in other countries have proven ancestors who were Loyalists, as well as others who were Patriots.
The Association motto is "Ducit Amor Patriae" ( Patriotism Leads Me).