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Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire

IODE Rose Ball at the King Edward Hotel, Toronto, on 28 February 1911, photographed by F. W. Micklethwaite.
IODE volunteers during the Second World War.

The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) is a women's charitable organization based in Canada.

It provides scholarships, bursaries, book prizes, and awards, and pursues other philanthropic and educational projects in various communities across Canada. The IODE's motto was "One Flag, One Throne, One Empire" and the IODE's magazine is called Echoes.[1]


In 1899 First Nations to join the Federation.[2]

The federation organized a huge welcome dinner for returning soldiers, and contacted a sister organization Guild of Loyal Women in South Africa and the British War Office to arrange the care of war graves of fallen Canadian and Boer soldiers, particularly those in isolated places.[2]

In England in 1901, the

Over the next decade the relationship between the Victoria League and the IODE improved but was never cordial.[3] In 1911 Nordheimer resigned and in 1912 Polson Murray was invited to resume her position as honorary secretary and later was given honorary life membership.[2] In 1917 the IODE was incorporated

[2] On her return from Britain in October 1901 Polson Murray was fatigued and ill, so she asked the ladies of


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