List of Canadian organizations with royal prefix

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The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, given its royal prefix by Order in Council of the Crown in Right of Ontario in 1912. It is under the patronage of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

This is a list of Canadian organizations with designated royal status, listed by the king or queen who granted the designation.

As a matter of honour, the Canadian monarch may bestow on an organization the right to use the prefix royal before its name; this may be done for any type of constituted group, from Royal Ottawa Golf Club to the Royal Canadian Regiment. The granting of this distinction falls within the Royal Prerogative, and thus is conferred by the monarch through the office of her viceroy, with input from the Department of Canadian Heritage on whether or not the institution meets the criteria of having been in existence for at least 25 years, being financially secure, and a non-profit organization, amongst others.[1]

Civilian[edit]

Royal prefix granted by King George III
Year Organization
1801 Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning[2] (later McGill University)
Royal prefix granted by Queen Victoria
Year Organization
1837 Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
1851 Royal Canadian Institute
1854 Royal Canadian Yacht Club
1862 Royal Halifax Yacht Club – superseded by the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
1878 Royal Military College
1880 Royal Canadian Academy of Arts[3]
1882 Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada
1883 Royal Society of Canada
1884 Royal Montreal Golf Club[4]
1887 Royal Victoria Hospital
1888 Royal Victoria College
1891 Royal Hamilton Yacht Club – filed for bankruptcy in 1983; title reinstated in 1991
1894 Royal Canadian Humane Association
1894 Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club of Montreal
1894 Royal Toronto Sailing Skiff Club
1896 Royal Canadian Golf Association
1898 Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club
Royal prefix granted by King Edward VII
Year Organization
1902 Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club (destroyed by fire in 2013)
1903 Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
1905 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
1907 Royal Alexandra Hospital (Edmonton, Alberta)
1908 Royal Life Saving Society of Canada
1908 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
1909 Royal Edward Laurentian Sanatorium (later Montreal Chest Hospital)
Royal prefix granted by King George V
Year Organization
1910 Royal Guardians
1910 Royal Over-Seas League
1911 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
1912 Royal Ottawa Golf Club (Aylmer, Quebec)
1913 Royal Canadian Institute
1913 Royal Ottawa Sanatorium
1914 Royal Ontario Museum
1923 Royal Automobile Club of Canada – absorbed by the Canadian Automobile Association
1924 Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club
1924 Royal Montreal Curling Club
1929 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
1930 Royal Botanical Gardens of Hamilton
1931 Royal Colwood Golf Club
1933 Royal Botanical Gardens
1934 Royal Québec Golf Club
Royal prefix granted by King George VI
Year Organization
1944 Royal Canadian Flying Clubs Association
1947 Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto
1948 Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
Royal prefix granted by Queen Elizabeth II
Year Organization
1952 Royal Canadian Humane Association
1953 Royal Winnipeg Ballet
1953 Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada
1957 Royal Canadian Geographical Society
1959 Royal Canadian College of Organists
1959 Royal Philatelic Society of Canada
1959 Royal Glenora Club (Edmonton, Alberta)
1961 Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
1962 Royal Canadian Legion
1964 Royal Jubilee Hospital
1964 Royal College of Dentists of Canada
1965 Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club
1965 Royal Hamilton Conservatory of Music
1966 Royal Victoria Hospital of Barrie
1969 Royal Western Nova Scotia Yacht Club
1970 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
1972 Royal United Services Institute of Vancouver Island
1975 Royal United Services Institute of Alberta
1977 Royal United Services Institute of Kingston, Ontario
1979 Royal United Services Institute of Regina, Saskatchewan
1981 Royal Manitoba Yacht Club
1982 Royal United Services Institute of Manitoba (later Royal Military Institute of Manitoba)
1983 Royal New Brunswick Rifle Association
1984 Royal Glenora Club (Edmonton, Alberta)
1987 Royal British Columbia Museum
1989 Royal United Services Institute of Vancouver
1989 Royal St. George's College (Toronto, Ontario)
1990 Royal University Hospital (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
1990 Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (Drumheller, Alberta)
1991 Royal Hamilton Yacht Club (first granted in 1891)
1993 Royal Saskatchewan Museum
1993 Royal Kingston Curling Club
1993 Royal United Services Institute of New Brunswick
1998 Royal Regina Golf Club
1999 Royal Niagara Military Institute
1999 Royal London United Services Institute
2000 Royal Canadian Pacific
2002 Royal Heraldry Society of Canada
2005 Royal Alberta Museum
2005 Royal Mayfair Golf Club
2007 Royal Canadian Numismatic Association
2013 The Royal Cape Breton Gaelic College
2014 Western Canada Aviation Museum (renamed Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada)

Military[edit]

Royal prefix granted by Queen Victoria
Year Organization
1874 Royal Military College of Canada
1877 8th Battalion "Royal Rifles" (later The Royal Rifles of Canada)
1887 Royal School of Cavalry (later Royal Canadian Dragoons)
1890 6th Regiment of Cavalry "Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars" (now The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal))
1892 Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry (later Royal Canadian Regiment)
1893 Royal Canadian Dragoons
1895 Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
1901 Royal Canadian Regiment
Royal prefix granted by King Edward VII
Year Organization
1903 Royal Canadian Mounted Rifles (later Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians))
1904 Royal Canadian Engineers
1905 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
Royal prefix granted by King George V
Year Organization
1910 Royal Naval College of Canada
1911 Royal Canadian Navy
1917 Royal Newfoundland Regiment
1919 Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (redesignated The Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in 1948, reverted to previous name in 1955)
1920 The Royal Montreal Regiment
1921 Royal 22nd Regiment
1921 Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (later Communications and Electronics Branch, Canadian Forces)
1924 Royal Canadian Air Force
1928 Royal 22e Régiment
1932 Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers
1935 Royal Winnipeg Rifles
1935 Royal Highland Regiment of Canada
1936 Royal Regiment of Toronto Grenadiers (later Royal Regiment of Canada)
1936 Royal Hamilton Light Infantry
Royal prefix granted by King Edward VIII
Year Organization
1936 Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (later Royal Canadian Medical Service)
Royal prefix granted by King George VI
Year Organization
1939 Royal Regiment of Canada
1941 Royal Roads Military College (closed 1995)
1942 Royal Canadian Army Cadets
1942 Royal Canadian Sea Cadets
1945 Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
1947 Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
1947 Royal Canadian Dental Corps
1948 Royal Canadian Military Institute
Royal prefix granted by Queen Elizabeth II
Year Organization
1952 Royal Canadian Air Force Benevolent Fund
1952 Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund
1952 Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean
1953 Royal Canadian Air Cadets
1956 Royal New Brunswick Regiment
1966 The Royal Westminster Regiment
1964 Royal Canadian Naval Association
1982 Royal Regina Rifles
1998 Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada
Dates unknown
Year Organization
Royal Canadian Regiment Association

Police[edit]

Royal prefix granted by King Edward VII
Year Organization
1904 Royal Northwest Mounted Police (later Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
Royal prefix granted by King George V
Year Organization
1920 Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Royal prefix granted by Queen Elizabeth II
Year Organization
1971 Royal Hamilton and District Officers' Institute
1979 Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

Events[edit]

Royal prefix granted by Queen Victoria
Year Organization
1880 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
Royal prefix granted by King George V
Year Organization
1922 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair of Toronto
Royal prefix granted by Queen Elizabeth II
Year Organization
1970 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair
1984 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta (St. Catharines, Ontario)
1993 Royal St. John's Regatta
2006 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Canadian Heritage: Criteria for Royal patronage
  2. ^ "The Royal Charter of McGill University". McGill University. 
  3. ^ "RECORDS OF THE FOUNDING of the Royal Canadian Academy". 
  4. ^ "History". Royal Montreal Golf Club. 

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