Encampment of Ontario
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
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 .