Board of Directors
Diverse team of volunteers
Board of Directors 2018-19
|President||Caroline Di Cocco||Bright's Grove|
|First Vice President||Michel S. Beaulieu||Thunder Bay|
|Second Vice President||Ross Fair||Toronto|
|Past President||Joe Stafford||Kingston|
|Secretary||Allan J. Macdonell||Green Valley|
|Director||Gabriella Colussi Arthur||Toronto|
|Ex-Officio | Executive Director||Rob Leverty||Toronto|
|Ex-Officio | Editor, Ontario History||Thorold Tronrud||Thunder Bay|
New Board Members
At the 130th Annual General Meeting of The Ontario Historical Society (OHS), held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in North York, one new board member was elected to complement the board’s already diverse team of volunteers.
OHS President Caroline Di Cocco reported on the nomination of Jan Haskings-Winner of Toronto, 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 Ms. Haskings-Winner!
Jan Haskings-Winner grew up in southwestern Ontario (Chatham, Sarnia, and Windsor, and some smaller villages too), and earned her BA, BEd and MEd at the University of Toronto.
She has been teaching History for over 30 years, in Malaysia, northern Ontario (Englehart), Lindsay, and Toronto – including a maternity home, Regent Park, and currently at the school her mother and grandfather attended. She was seconded to teach at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) (History and Economics), and was board consultant for History, Economics, Law and Politics. She also teaches online History Additional Qualifications continuing education programs for teachers.
Jan is the author of several history textbooks, including Canadian Sources Investigated, which uses primary sources to teach history. She co-chairs OJEN (Ontario Justice Education Network), and is past president of OHASSTA (Ontario History and Social Sciences Teachers Association).
|Allan Macdonnell||Affiliated Societies Committee|
|Serge Ducharme||Audit and Finance Committee|
|Caroline Di Cocco||Government Relations Committee|
|Ian Radforth||Honours and Awards Committee|
|Ross Fair||Human Resources Committee|
|Carolyn King||Indigenous Affairs Committee|
|Serge Ducharme||Investment Committee|
|Kristin Ives||Museums Committee|
|Michel S. Beaulieu||Ontario History Committee|
|Janie Cooper-Wilson||Preservation and Cemeteries Committee|
|Joe Stafford||Youth Initiatives Committee|
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,