Grand Encampment of Ontario

Independent Order of Odd Fellows


Grand Ladies

GE Officers

GLEA Officers



GE Districts


  Grand Lodge of Ontario


The Grand Encampment of Ontario was instituted August 6 1869


The Authority of the Grand Encampment of Ontario is derived from the Sovereign Grand Lodge

 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, (I.O.O.F.) to which it shall be accountable

The Grand Encampment of Ontario is authorised and empowered to direct, supervise and have jurisdiction over all Encampments of Patriarchs/Matriarchs, Ladies Encampment Auxiliaries of Matriarchs/Patriarchs and the Grand Ladies Encampment Auxiliary in the Province of Ontario

In Order to join an Encampment, one must first have received the degree of truth in an Odd Fellows Lodge.

There are 3 degrees in an Encampment.

First the Patriarchal Degree,

followed by the Golden Rule Degree

and finally the Royal Purple Degree. 

A member must have received the Royal Purple Degree,

before being able to attend Encampment meetings.


These degrees are based on the old testament and teach principals of

Faith and Hospitality along with Tolerance, Hope and Charity .