Grand Master

Greetings from the Grand Master

Welcome to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Grand Lodge of Ontario web site. My name is Jim Broadfoot and I was elected as Grand Master at our sessions in May, 2019 for the term of 2019 – 2020. I have been a member of this fraternal organization for 51 years and believe that this is the best organization I have ever belonged to.

This year from April 26 ,2019 to April 26, 2020 we are celebrating our two hundred years of Odd Fellowship in North America. Many Lodges and/or Districts will be planning events to celebrate this occasion. Please check our web site for events planned in your area, and feel free to join us during this celebration.

This term I have chosen two projects, Camp Trillium Capital Fund and the IOOF Seniors Home Inc. Camp Trillium is a camp for children suffering from cancer and their family’s, to help get away from the daily chore of fighting cancer, to have a chance to play and smile with other children in the same circumstances. We are planning to raise funds towards the renovations of their dinning hall. The IOOF Seniors Home Inc. is a senior’s care facility home located in Barrie, and I am raising funds for the renovations to the dinning lounge to make things easier for our seniors and staff.

The theme for my term in office is Friendship, and I hope that during this term that all Odd Fellows will assist me in promoting our Order by displaying our friendship through our friends and communities to promote Odd Fellowship to all.

Thank you for visiting our web site.
Jim Broadfoot – Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ontario IOOF