IODE knows that children are the future.
IODE recognizes that reading builds self esteem. With our Read for Life program, IODE is working to make Canada the most literate nation in the world.
IODE assists schools across Canada with our Adopted Schools and Baby Think It Over programs.
IODE gives financial assistance to students at Canada's National Ballet School, the National Theatre School, and the National Youth Orchestra.
IODE recognizes scholastic excellence and helps meet the financial need of students at all levels. IODE has presented the IODE War Memorial Doctoral Scholarship since 1970.
IODE focuses on child protection with the 100th Anniversary Grant Program given biennially to an individual or group developing and implementing ways to prevent or alleviate child abuse and neglect.
IODE Canada War Memorial Doctoral Scholarship
As World War I ended, the National Chapter of Canada initiated a living memorial to 60,000 Canadians whose lives were sacrificed. This War Memorial, approved at the 1918 Annual Meeting in Montreal, provided bursaries for university studies in Canada to children of men killed or permanently disabled in the Great War. Immediately, a campaign to raise $500,000 began and by 1920 the first bursaries were awarded. (more...)
IODE Violet Downey Book Award for Children's Literature
Through the generosity of our IODE member, the late Mrs. Violet Downey, IODE Canada established The National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award in 1984.
The first award was presented in 1985. The IODE Violet Downey Award is offered annually for the best English language book, containing at least 500 words of text (preferably with Canadian content) in any category, suitable for children aged 13 and under.
This year we are pleased to present our award winners.... read more
IODE 100th Anniversary Grant
IODE Post Graduate Initiatives
IODE supports Candian students achieve their goals of post graduate education through scholarships and bursary programs.... more
IODE School Initiatives
IODE chapters improve the quality of life for children and youth across Canada by continuing to offer educational activities and programs in schools. Field trips, contests, awards, bursaries and scholarships offered through IODE both support and motivate Canadian students at all levels.... more
IODE Arts & Culture Initiatives
IODE supports the arts and culture in Canada through scholarships awarded to students at the National Theatre School of Canada and Canada's National Ballet School.... more