Governing Body

Patron

 
Patron:

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
Sworn in on October 1, 2010, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston is the 28th governor general since Confederation. Mr. Johnston holds an LLB from Queen's University (1966), an LLB from the University of Cambridge (1965), and an AB from Harvard University (1963).

Vice Patron

 
Vice Patron:

The Rt. Hon. Beverly McLachlin, PC, Chief Justice of Canada
Madame McLachlin is the first woman to hold this position. She also serves as a Deputy of the Governor General of Canada. She accepted the role as Vice Patron in March of 2011. She was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on 30 March 1989 and was made Chief Justice of Canada on 7 January 2000.

Honorary Chaplain

 
Honorary Chaplain:
 

, FRHSC, Bishop of Niagara (retired)
was the tenth Bishop of Niagara (retired), having been consecrated in Christ's Church Cathedral, Hamilton, Ontario on September 20th, 1997 (as Coadjutor Bishop), and installed as Diocesan Bishop on January 11, 1998. He is also an avid vexillologist and possesses an extremely large collection of flags, and Albion Herald Extraordinary.


 
Officers

 
President:

, CD, UE, FRHSC (Hon)
Peterborough, ON
David joined the Society in 2001 and has been instrumental in stabilizing and enhancing the administrative procedures within the Society. Captain Rumball had served with the 7 Toronto RCA and rose to command the 130 Headquarters Battery. David was nominated and elected 1st Vice President in October 2008 and elected as the Society's 24th President in 2013.


 
1st Vice President:

, FRHSC
Ottawa, ON
Ted joined the society in 1974, and has been involved with the Society in a number of capacities over the years.. He first joined the Board of Directors in 1985 and acted as the Deputy to the long-serving national Secretary Dalton Gooderham. He then went on to succeed Mr. Gooderham as Secretary for the period 1986 to 1988. He was also President of the Ottawa Valley Branch (1993-1994) as well as National Second Vice President (2001-2002). In addition, he also served several terms as a Board Member over the years. Ted is a lawyer and currently works for the Government of Canada.


 
2nd Vice President:


Ottawa, ON
Vicken joined the Society in 1996 and has been active in both the Ottawa Valley Branch and the national board. He serves as President of the Ottawa Valley Branch and in 2013 was nominated to 2nd Vice President on the national board. He is a serving Canadian diplomat with an interest in honours and awards, as well as in Middle Eastern, military and diplomatic history.


 
Hon. Treasurer:
 

, CD, FRHSC (Hon)
Snowball, ON
Ian has been with the Society since 1983, and has been involved with the board for more than two years. His main contribution to the Society was the restructuring and simplifying the Society's finances. Ian has an interest in researching and collecting orders and medals.


 
Hon. Secretary:


Toronto, ON
Stephen has been a member of the society since 1984. He served as Society Librarian from 1989 to 1997. His interest in heraldry was sparked while travelling in Europe in his student days. Elected to the Board in 2006 he was appointed Secretary in 2009. He has worked in the financial industry for nearly 30 years. His interest besides heraldry are studying history, jazz, blues, rock and travel.


 
Past President:

, FRHSC (Hon)
Smiths Cove, NS
David joined the Society in 2003 and contributed to the Society with a complete re-design of the Society's website. He was also President of the Toronto Branch (2005-2007). He has an interest and has been involved with heraldry for more than a decade, having taken on the role as "herald" for the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts, a historical fencing school in Toronto that he founded in 1998. His intent is to promote the practice of heraldry in the Academy. He was nominated and elected 23rd President on October 4, 2008.


 
Honourary Secretary Emeritus:

, FRHSC (Hon)
Toronto, ON
John has been with the Society since 1970, and has been involved with the board for many years. He was awarded Honorary Fellow of the Society in 2002. John served in the 31st Field Battery, which became part of the 23rd Field Regiment (SP) RCA, within the 4th CAD and went overseas in 1943, landed at Normandy in 1944. He is also a Life Member of the Monarchist League of Canada and a Trustee of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust.

Directors at large (2013-2014)

 
Director:

 
Allan B. Bird, CD

 
Director:
 

 
Jason Burgoin, CD
 

 
Director:
 

 
Patrick Crocco
 

 
Director:

 
The Ven Peter D. Hannen, FRHSC

 
Director:
 

 
David Hovey
 

 
Director:

 
Carl A. Larsen

 
Director:
 

 
Christopher McCreery, Ph. D.
 

 
Director:
 

 
Robert D. Watt, LVO, AIH, FRHSC
 
Branch Directors (2014-1015)

 
BC/Yukon:
 

 

Campbell River, BC

 
Laurentian:
 

 

Montréal, QC
 

 
Ottawa Valley:
 

 

Ottawa, ON

 
Prairie:
 

 
 
Sherwood Park, AB

 
Toronto:
 

 

Toronto, ON

 
Vancouver:
 

 

New Westminster, BC
Committees (2014-1015)
The committee's Chair are are appointed positions by the Board. The Chair is responsible for populating their particular committee with the relevant volunteers from the Society's membership pool. The only variant is the College of Fellows, whereby, the positions, aside from the Dean, are elected by the officers of the College of Fellows.
 Administration

 
Chair:
 

 
, CD, UE, FRHSC (Hon)
Peterborough, ON
  • By-Laws: Darrel Kennedy, AIH, FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Membership: Stephen Murray
    • John Wilkes click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
    • Steve Cowan
    • Jason Burgoin, CD (Ex Officio)
  • Library and Archives: Stephen Murray
    • Jonathan Lofft
    • David M. Cvet, FRHSC (Hon) click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Special Projects: Vicken Koundajkian
  • Finance: Ian Steingaszner, CD, FRHSC (Hon) click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Gift Planning and Donations: Stephen Murray
 Arts and Sciences of Heraldry

 
Chair:
 

 
, FRHSC
Stanbridge East, QC
  • Master of the Roll: The Ven Peter D. Hannen, FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Heraldic Arts:Steve Cowan
  • Art Editor: Gordon Macpherson, CM, FRHSC, FRSA, FSA (Scot) click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Marketing: Jason Burgoin, CD,
 Ceremonial

 
Chair: 

 
, CD
Manotick, ON
  • Mace Bearer: Jason Burgoin, CD
 
 College of Fellows
Fellows are distinguished active members of The Society who have made significant contribution to the aims and purposes of The Society and have demonstrated a superior knowledge of, and made significant contributions to, the fields of heraldic scholarship, art, armory, chivalry or analogous subjects as they relate to Canada.

 
Chair:
 

 
, LVO, AIH, FRHSC
North Vancouver, BC
  • Dean: Robert D. Watt, LVO, AIH, FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Vice Dean: Kevin Greaves, CD, MD, FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Registrar: D'Arcy Boulton, UE, PhD, FRHSC, AIH, FSA click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
 Education

 
Chair:
 

 
, CD, MD, FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
Hamilton, ON
  • Chief Examiner: Kevin Greaves, CD, MD, FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • D'Arcy Boulton, UE, PhD, FRHSC, AIH, FSA click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Rev. Canon David G. Bowyer, FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Jonathan Good, Ph.D., FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Gordon Macpherson, CM, FRHSC, FRSA, FSA (Scot) click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
 Honours and Awards

 
Chair:
 

 
, LVO, AIH, FRHSC
North Vancouver, BC
  • Patrick Crocco
  • Gary Mitchell
  • The Right Reverend D. Ralph Spence, FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Robbie Sprules click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
 Nominations

 
Chair:
 

 
, FRHSC (Hon)
Smiths Cove, NS
  • Jason Burgoin, CD
  • Robert Walsh
 Publications

 
Chair:
 

 
, FRHSC
Stanbridge East, QC
  • Editor, Heraldry in Canada: The Ven Peter D. Hannen, FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Editor, Gonfanon: John W. Neill click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Editor, Alta Studia Heraldica: D'Arcy Boulton, UE, PhD, FRHSC, AIH, FSA click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Editorial Board, Vicken Koundakjian
  • Special Publications, Ted McNabb, FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
 Society Technology Group

 
Chair:
 

 
, FRHSC (Hon)
Smiths Cove, NS
  • Webmaster: David M. Cvet, FRHSC (Hon) click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Francaise/French Webmaster: vacant
  • Education Website Administrator: Kevin Greaves, CD, MD, FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms
  • Forum Moderator & Administrator: Darren George
  • Guest Book Administrator: David Appleton
  • Roll of Arms Administrator: The Ven Peter D. Hannen, FRHSC click to view arms in the Society's roll of arms

Released: February 14, 2003 / Last modified: November 19, 2014