Special Interest Groups
The OGS has two forms of groupings of its Members – Branches and Special Interest Groups (SIG).
A Branch is a permanent group of OGS Members with an interest in a specific Ontario geographic location, usually a county.
A SIG is a permanent group of OGS Members with an interest in some other topic, such as a geographic location outside Ontario (e.g. immigrants from a particular country), an ethnic or cultural group (e.g. natives or a particular fraternal organization), or an event (e.g. a particular emigration scheme).
Currently there are Four Special Interest Groups (SIG) - Irish Palatines, Ireland, Scottish and British Home Child. If you are interested in joining this SIG or taking on a role of responsibility, please contact OGS President, Shirley Sturdevant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The rules regarding the creation and operation of an SIG are similar to that of a Branch. To create an SIG requires:
- a definition of the topic of interest
- at least 25 OGS Members who are interested in joining
- an executive
- a budget
- approval of the Board
Anyone interested in proposing an SIG is invited to contact the Provincial Office (email@example.com). Proposals will be posted on the website and in NewsLeaf.
There is an interest in establishing a Huguenot SIG and a Métis SIG; both are currently seeking the necessary 25 Members. E-mail the Provincial Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to see one of these formed.