Board of Directors

Diverse team of volunteers

Board of Directors 2020-21

PresidentMichel S. BeaulieuThunder Bay
First Vice PresidentSerge DucharmeField
Second Vice PresidentKris IvesLeamington
Past PresidentCaroline Di CoccoBright's Grove
TreasurerMark PlishewskyOshawa
SecretaryAllan MacdonellGreen Valley
DirectorJanie Cooper-WilsonWasaga Beach
DirectorGabriella Colussi ArthurToronto
DirectorJan Haskings-WinnerToronto
DirectorLaura SuchanCourtice
DirectorNora SawyerAlderville
DirectorEric PayseurOttawa
DirectorMichael DoveLondon
Ex-Officio | Executive DirectorRob LevertyToronto
Ex-Officio | Editor, Ontario HistoryThorold TronrudThunder Bay

New Board Members

At the 132nd Annual General Meeting of The Ontario Historical Society (OHS), held virtually online for the first time, one new board member was elected to complement the board’s already diverse team of volunteers.

OHS Past President Caroline Di Cocco reported on the nomination of Dr. Michael Dove of London, who was accepted by the voting members present at the annual meeting.

As a provincial heritage organization, the Society serves all Ontarians. Its board of directors reflects the diversity of the province by ensuring a mix and balance of different cultural and professional backgrounds with representation from all regions of Ontario.

Welcome to Dr. Dove!


CommitteeChair Name
Executive CommitteeMichel Beaulieu
Fundraising CommitteeGabriella Colussi Arthur
Honours & Awards CommitteeMichel Beaulieu and Eric Payseur
Indigenous Affairs CommitteeNora Sawyer
Museums and Affiliated Societies CommitteeKristin Ives and Allan Macdonell
Nominations CommitteeCaroline Di Cocco
Preservation and Cemeteries CommitteeLaura Suchan and Janie Cooper-Wilson

OHS Past Presidents

This video is also available on the OHS YouTube channel here.

OHS Past Presidents Reflect on 125 Years

On November 4th, 2013, the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario David C. Onley held a reception at Queen’s Park to celebrate the 125th anniversary of The Ontario Historical Society. In attendance were students from Waterdown District High School’s Student Parliament, under the supervision of Nathan Tidridge, historical educator and friend of the OHS. During the celebrations, secondary student Joelle Easter interviewed Past Presidents of The Ontario Historical Society’s Board of Directors about their tenure with the OHS, and their reflections on the role and impact of the Society.


1. Download and Print the Nomination Form (word/.doc), and mail the completed form to:

The Ontario Historical Society
c/o OHS Nominating Committee
34 Parkview Avenue
Willowdale, ON M2N 3Y2

2. Download and electronically complete the Nomination Form, and e-mail the form as an attachment to