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All business relating to the Society shall first be considered by the Board of Directors which shall have the management of affairs of the Society, and in general, shall have the powers of the Directors of a Corporation.

The Board of Directors shall consist of fifteen members comprising:

a) the Officers: Immediate Past President, President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and Archivist

b) the Chair of the Standing Committees: Editorial Committee, Membership Committee, Program and Social Committee, Publicity Committee, and Scadding Cabin Committee

c) Representative to the Board of the Sharon Temple Museum Society

d) Representative to the CNEA Canadian National Exhibition Association

e) Members-at-Large

Members of the Board of Directors shall be elected annually by the Society at the Annual meeting. Eight members shall constitute a quorum.

To see the current Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, please see the About Us page.

Recruitment 2024

Join Our Board of Directors!


The York Pioneer & Historical Society is the oldest historical society in Ontario. It is committed to preserving and promoting Toronto area history for the future. With prominent past members such as Sir Henry Pellatt and William Peyton Hubbard, the York Pioneers are an essential thread in Toronto’s historical fabric! We are seeking candidates to join our dynamic leadership group!

Open positions include:


  • President

  • Vice President

  • Corresponding Secretary (Website and Social Media)

  • Recording Secretary (Minutes)

  • Treasurer and Archivist

Committee Chairs:

  • Promotion (Newsletter)

  • Programming

  • Membership

  • Scadding Cabin

  • Editor (York Pioneer Journal)


  • Sharon Temple Representative

  • Membership-at-large (usually 3)


  • The York Pioneers stand on the great work of its amazing volunteers. As such, these are unpaid positions.

JOIN OUR TEAM! – Please email your interest in candidacy or any questions to

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