About the Archives
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada, Ontario Council Archives collects and preserves records and artifacts that document the history of Guiding in Ontario from its beginnings to the present. Records are donated by members or transferred from staff, then described and made accessible as resources to explore and learn about the Guiding movement and its impact on communities throughout Ontario.
- minutes, annual reports
- photographs, moving images, audio
- administrative records
- log books, scrapbooks
- unit records
- uniforms, badges, insignia
- program, event, and cookie records
And much more!
GGCOC Archives offers a variety of research services. You can either book an appointment
to visit the Archives or have the research conducted by the Archivist
via correspondence. In the Archives you can view photographs, unit log books, minutes, old publications including program books, Guider biographies, camp records, old badges and pins, uniforms, and much more.
Here’s a list of some potential research subjects:
Contact the Archives
- Unit history
- Guider history
- Events and programs (National and international camps, challenges, etc.)
- Uniform changes
- Women’s movement in Canada
- Property history (camps, stores, area offices, etc.)
- Community involvement
Please contact the Archives regarding a research request, potential donation, heritage program or any other related question or comment.
Phone: 416-926-2351, ext. 2436
Toll Free: 877-323-4545, ext. 2436
For research inquiries, please complete the Research Request Form
To donate materials, please complete the Archival Donation Form
For all other inquiries, please fill out the General Inquiry Form
Programs and Resources Available
Program Heritage Boxes
Heritage Uniform Rental
Canadian Guiding Badges and Insignia Resource
History of Guiding in Ontario
Click on an era to learn more!