Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire

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IODE Rose Ball at the King Edward Hotel, Toronto, on 28 February 1911, photographed by F. W. Micklethwaite.
IODE volunteers during the Second World War.

The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) is a women's charitable organization based in Canada. The club was originally titled the "Federation of Daughters of the British Empire", which was founded by Margaret Clark Murray in 1900. Initially wanting to expand nationally but with failed attempts, in 1901 the group opted to stay in Canada and the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire was formed.[citation needed]

It was founded in 1900 during the Second Boer War in patriotic support of the British Empire. It currently provides scholarships, bursaries, book prizes, and awards, as well as pursuing other philanthropic and educational projects in various communities across the nation. The club was originally formed to strengthen Canada’s national ties. During the Second World War the IODE had 50,000 members and participated in war effort relief drives, such as sock drives and scrap drives.[citation needed]

The first chapter in New Brunswick was founded by Mrs. John Black in Fredericton. Fredericton was also the location of the first club meeting, on January 15, 1900.[citation needed]

The club's first president was Edith Nordheimer in 1901.[citation needed]

The club's motto was "One Flag, One Throne, One Empire". The IODE ran a magazine called Echoes.[citation needed]

The US counterpart is DBE Society (Daughters of the British Empire).[citation needed]

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Official website