2022 Financial Statements Bylaws of the Ontario Genealogical Society
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The Ontario Genealogical Society – Ontario Ancestors is governed by a Board of no fewer than nine (9) elected Directors and no more than eleven (11) elected directors, as well as two appointed members that include the Immediate Past President who is appointed a voting member of the Board, and the Executive Director who is an ex-officio member of the Board. The elected members of the Board are all Directors of the Board and shall include President, Vice-President, Vice President – Finance, Secretary and no fewer than five (5) but no more than seven (7) Directors-at-Large.

Bylaws are approved by the members of the Ontario Genealogical Society – Ontario Ancestors (Bylaws). Each Branch and SIG is governed by the Bylaws and Policies and Procedures unless they choose to adopt operating policies of their own, which may not be inconsistent with the Bylaws. Policy development is directed by a number of committees (Bylaws, Policy and Procedures, Elections, Technical Support and Innovation, Finance, Awards, Research, Cemeteries and Library), each of which reports to the Board. Strategic Planning is undertaken by the Board as a committee of the whole.

Board of Directors | Standing Committees | Operational Teams

Board of Directors, 2023-2024
PresidentHeidi Deschenes (heidi.deschenes@ogs.on.ca)
Term 2022-2024
Vice-PresidentPaul Goodyear (paul.goodyear@ogs.on.ca)
Term 2022-2024
Vice-President, FinanceRoger Robineau (vpfinance@ogs.on.ca)
Term 2023-2025
Corporate SecretaryAnne Currie-O’Brien (secretary@ogs.on.ca)
Term 2023-2025
Directors at LargePascal Calcarco (pascal.calarco@ogs.on.ca)
Term 2023-2025

Ben Dawson (ben.dawson@ogs.on.ca)
Term 2022-2024

Dianna Fulton (dianna.fulton@ogs.on.ca)
Term 2023-2025

Colleen L’Abbé (colleen.labbe@ogs.on.ca)
Term 2022-2024

Anne Thornley-Brown (anne.thornley.brown@ogs.on.ca)
Term 2023-2025
 Executive Director (ex-officio member)Megan Houston (ed@ogs.on.ca)
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Standing Committees 
Bylaws, Policy and ProceduresAnne Currie-O’Brien (secretary@ogs.on.ca)
ElectionsAnn Brown (elections@ogs.on.ca)
FinanceRoger Robineau (vpfinance@ogs.on.ca)
GovernancePaul Goodyear (paul.goodyear@ogs.on.ca)
TSICTBD (tsic@ogs.on.ca)
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Operational Teams 
Archival and Library TeamFran Murphy (library@ogs.on.ca)
Awards TeamHeather Oakley (awards@ogs.on.ca)
Branch/SIG Support TeamColleen L’Abbé (colleen.labbe@ogs.on.ca)
Conference Advisory CommitteeHeather McTavish Taylor (heather.mctavish.taylor@ogs.on.ca)
Education TeamBen Dawson (ben.dawson@ogs.on.ca)
E-Weekly Newsletter PublicationPatti Mordasewicz (eweekly_editor@ogs.on.ca)
Families PublicationHeather McTavish Taylor (families@ogs.on.ca)
Research TeamResearch Team (research@ogs.on.ca)
Society Cemeteries TeamCoral Harkies (ogscemeteries@ogs.on.ca)
TONI (The Ontario Name Index)Mike More (toni@ogs.on.ca)
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