Patronage Program

Annual Volume Patronage Program

Since 1912, the Waterloo Historical Society has published an annual volume containing research articles of local historical significance and interest.  It is a unique and singular publication within Waterloo Region.  On May 15, 1993 the Scadding Award of Excellence was presented to the WHS in recognition of its annual volume by the Ontario Historical Society*.  This annual award distinguishes historical societies or heritage groups that have made an outstanding contribution to the field of history or who have made a significant contribution to the preservation and promotion of Ontario’s history and heritage.

Each year the WHS relies on the monetary gifts from patrons like you to significantly support the design and publication costs of our award-winning annual volume.  It is our largest ongoing expense and without the philanthropy of our donors the accomplishments of the WHS publication committee cannot be achieved. Simply put, your donations make it possible for our work to continue.  Charitable tax receipts are issued for all donations received.

To acknowledge the gifts of our patrons, your name and recognition level will be published in the annual volume and on this website. The donor lists will be refreshed annually.

The WHS board of directors acknowledges and greatly appreciates your support.

Thank you.

Patronage Levels

Friend: $100 – $199

Partner: $200 – $499

Benefactor: $500+

Use the membership form to make your donation:

membership form

Or donate online through Giving Tuesday

*The award was named in honour of Canon Henry Scadding (1813-1901), the founding member and first president of the Pioneer Association of Ontario (which later reorganized and incorporated in 1898 into what is now the Ontario Historical Society).