List of Canadian organizations with royal patronage


List of Canadian organizations with royal patronage

This is a list of Canadian organizations with royal patronage. The practice of members of the Canadian Royal Family giving their patronage to Canadian organizations stems from that which started in the United Kingdom in pre-industrial times, when all development of the sciences and arts were under the direct control of the monarch and exercised by the foundation of colleges that today form the basis of modern universities. Today, royal patronage is a ceremonial function wherein the royal will either volunteer their time for service or make charitable donations, in order to help bring recognition to the group's achievements and to the contributions of different sectors of public life. [ [http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page4900.asp Buckingham Palace: The Monarchy Today: Queen and Public: Charities and Special Associations] ]

Any organization may apply for royal patronage, via the office of the Governor General; however, to receive the honour, an organization must prove to be long lasting and have aims and objectives that will earn the approval of the person from whom patronage is requested. [http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/fr-rf/criter_e.cfm Department of Canadian Heritage: Criteria for Royal patronage] ] Also, patronage is typically granted to athletic, artistic, cultural, or charitable organizations; rarely to corporate or for-profit companies. Some charities and volunteer organizations have been founded as gifts to, or in honour of, some of Canada's monarchs or members of the Royal Family, such as the Victorian Order of Nurses (a gift to Queen Victoria for her Diamond Jubilee in 1897), the Canadian Cancer Fund (set up in honour of King George V's Silver Jubilee in 1935), and the Queen Elizabeth II Fund to Aid in Research on the Diseases of Children.

Queen Elizabeth II

Civilian

Military

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

Princess Anne, Princess Royal

Military

Ontario

Civilian

Military

ee also

* List of Australian organisations with royal patronage
* List of New Zealand organizations with royal patronage
* List of Irish organizations with royal patronage
* List of UK organisations with royal patronage
* List of Canadian organizations with royal prefix
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* Monarchy of Canada

External links

* [http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/fr-rf/patron_e.cfm List of Canadian organizations with Royal patronage - Heritage Canada]

References

External links

* List of civilian organizations with the prefix "Royal" prepared by the [http://www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/fr-rf/prefix_e.cfm Department of Canadian Heritage]


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