Welcome to The Royal St. George’s Society of Halifax, N.S.

Our Society was founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1786, as a social and charitable institution for the purpose of honouring the patron saint of England, St George, celebrating English culture and traditions and to assist English men and women in distress in Halifax.

Today, the aim of the Society is to celebrate English heritage and customs, to further an understanding of the contribution they made to the development of Canadian society and to contribute to smaller charities and worthwhile causes in Halifax.

Membership is open to anyone, regardless of his or her nationality or race, who supports the objectives of the Society.

Our Mission

We aim to:

Provide an avenue for recognizing and rewarding success and selflessness in English people, and service to the community wherever English people live.
Uphold and bring together those who keep alive the interests in our English history and traditions.
Celebrate the glorious achievements of English heroes, leaders, sportsmen, and women, artists, and innovators.
Promote the shared cultural values, principles, and heritage of the Commonwealth and of all English speaking peoples.
Encourage high standards: Politeness, courtesy, tolerance, decency and good manners at home and abroad.
Foster, though patriotic pride, self discipline and courage, especially though opportunities for young people.
Undertake projects to further the understanding of English values, heritage, and traditions.
Through its Charitable Trust to provide guidance and sponsorship for young English people, to assist and encourage personal endeavor and leadership.