1874
The first North American court
1875
First beneficiary of Foresters
1875
Dr. Oronhyatekha founds the first Canadian court of The Independent Order of Foresters
1876
Ontario incorporates The Independent Order of Foresters
1877
The first Canadian beneficiary
1879
Dr. Oronhyatekha is elected Supreme Chief Ranger
1879
The first President of the Canadian Fraternal Association
1889
...incorporated through a Special Act of Canadian Parliament
1895
Foresters Temple Building is erected in Toronto, ON
1898
...women are granted the right to become members...
1901
An arch fit for royalty
1906
The Foresters Arch moves to the CNE
1906
The first Independent Order of Foresters Orphan Home near Ottawa, ON
1906
Dr. Oronhyatekha steps down as Supreme Chief Ranger
1907
Dr Oronhyatekha is buried in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
1906
Elliott G. Stevenson is elected Supreme Chief Ranger
1910
First tuberculosis sanitorium at Rainbow Lake, NY
1911
Foresters donates a large portrait of Dr. Oronhyatekha to the Royal Ontario Museum
1924
The organization celebrates its 50th anniversary
1930
Frank Hand becomes Supreme Chief Ranger
1937
The organization opens Foresters Haven
1940s
The lndependent Order of Foresters was poised for change
1940
Victor Morin embarks on a plan
1948
Food hampers to 8,000 member families
1949
75th anniversary
1950s
Key to the city of Sacramento
1950s
The Robin Hood Band
1950s
Work that feels like home
1950s
New Supreme Chief Ranger, Lou Probst.
1953
A new building at Jarvis and Charles...
1956
The Independent Order of Foresters has 289,000 members
1960s
Supreme Chief Ranger Probst turned his attention to the UK
1965
The organization breaks ground on its new headquarters
1966
Certificate of Membership
1967
The new North American headquarters opens in Toronto
1967
An example of modernist architecture
1972
The Independent Order of Foresters acquires...
1970s
A piece of the Foresters Temple Building is rescued
1970s
UK members collect more than 3 million stamps.
1974
100th anniversary
1974
The UK moves to a new building
1980
As a supporter of the Prevention of Child Abuse Fund...
1989
Prevention of Child Abuse Month
1990
...a major partner of the Children's Miracle Network...
1990
An Ontario historical plaque for Dr. Oronhyatekha
1995
A Toronto historical plaque
2002
The organization goes to market as ForestersTM
2005
Bernard E. Bloom is elected International Fraternal President
2008
Foresters acquires Unity Life of Canada
2009
Foresters celebrates its 135th anniversary
2014
Celebrating 100 playgrounds
2014
A new cause innovation partnership
2010
Foresters partners with KaBOOM!
2011
Foresters partners with Ronald McDonald House Charities®
2011
Foresters completes an acquisition of First Investors Consolidated Corporation
2012
Foresters launches a new brand
2012
A new members-only website, MyForesters.com, launches for North American members
2012
"A" (Excellent) rating for the 12th consecutive year
2012
Foresters members and employees on what matters most about Foresters
2012
Foresters 1 million members
2012
Student Jenna Haji talks about receiving a Foresters Competitive Scholarship
2012
Why does Kim volunteer?
2012
Darell Hammond, CEO, KaBOOM! talks about the Foresters partnership
2012
John Schneider, Co-founder, Children's Miracle Network HospitalsTM thanks Foresters for two decades of support
2013
Thanks for your helping make playground dreams come true
2013
A new International Fraternal President
2013
Celebrating our brand
2013
Foresters launches the Tech Timeout Challenge
2013
Celebrating the life of Dr. Oronhyatekha
2014
Foresters launches the Tech Timeout Academic Challenge
2014
Foresters celebrates 140 years
2014
Tony Garcia becomes President and CEO
2014
George Mohacsi retires
2013
Foresters launches Foresters Community Grants
1982
A visit from Pierre Trudeau
1960s
A time capsule from a historic building