The Mission and Objectives of the UELAC demand that we work to preserve and promote our Canadian history, with a particular focus on the Loyalist timeframe of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Loyalist heritage takes many forms from actual buildings of the time to family histories, genealogies, stories, military records, monuments, artifacts, correspondence and so much more.
At a high level, an objective is to identify these things, protect them and then help interested people locate them for research or personal interest. Tackling such a huge task is challenging. That said, Loyalists and friends have just dug in and tackled the job, one project at a time. Whether by an individual, group, Branch or the Association itself, projects have been completed, but more are under way and many more will be undertaken. Below is a list of some of those projects.
Some funds are available from the UELAC to assist a Branch with a project. If your UELAC Branch would like such Dominion financial support, have your Executive designate the project as a Branch Project and then submit the application to the Chairman of the Grants Committee. Minor projects (less than $500.00) are considered and funded throughout the year. Requests for support of major projects (greater than $500.00) for the following calendar year are received by the Grants Committee following the establishment of the budget by Dominion Council in the fall, and the amounts to be given to successful grant applications are confirmed at the spring meeting of the Dominion Council. The application form for both minor and major projects is available from the Chairman of the Grants Committee.
If your UELAC Branch has undertaken a project which preserves and/or promotes the Loyalist heritage, contact Doug Grant at email@example.com for details about being described here.
Jeremiah French Tombstone
Sir Guy Carleton and St. Lawrence Branches
Completed June 19, 2005