“We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we are hosting our event from is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee Peoples, specifically the Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) People. It is part of the Crawford Purchase 1783 Treaty.”

Native Land: Resource to find out more about local Indigenous territories and languages.

Keep Exploring the UELAC 2021 Interactive Map

Whether you are a member of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada (UELAC) or not, we invite you to EXPERIENCE history. We created a virtual event that was dynamic and engaging, but you can keep exploring! Watch this short video to find out what you can expect to explore at the interactive map. We invite you to “Come be part of the story.”

Learn more about UELAC at: www.uelac.org

“The United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians through knowledge of the past, in particular the history of the United Empire Loyalists and their contribution to the development of Canada. The United Empire Loyalists were generally those who had been settled in the thirteen colonies at the outbreak of the American Revolution, who remained loyal to and took up the Royal Standard, and who settled in what is now Canada at the end of the war. In addition to perhaps one Canadian in ten having a Loyalist ancestor, many others of Loyalist descent live elsewhere – in the United States, in commonwealth countries such as Australia and New Zealand, and scattered around the world.” Learn more at: www.uelac.org

UELAC 2021 – Hosted from Cornwall, Ontario

A Greeting to UELAC 2021 Guests from Mayor Clement of Cornwall

Cornwall, Ontario is a city with a rich past and vibrant present. The UELAC 2021 conference committee wishes to thank Cornwall Tourism for their support in bringing our vision of showcasing Loyalist history and the many stories of Cornwall and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) Counties to life.

Looking for a great community to explore? Make Cornwall a must see!


Who Were the Loyalists?

James Peachy sketch

James Peachey 1784; b.: Encampment of the Loyalists at Johnstown, on the Banks of the River St. Lawrence in Canada, taken June 6th. 1784.

Image above is of New Johnstown, now known as Cornwall, Ontario, at the area around Pointe Maligne Park and Lamoureux Park

The story of the United Empire Loyalists is one of tragedy and triumph. To get you started on your exploration of the experience United Empire Loyalists, and the many people swept up in the American Revolution, and the resulting resettlement, we invite you to begin your journey with these links.

The American Revolution: The war that created the UE Loyalists

The American Revolution (Canadian War Museum)

American Revolution Facts (American Battlefield Trust)

UE Loyalists Timeline

History of the Loyalist Flag

The Discover Your Loyalist Roots section of UELAC 2021 has extensive information on: The Many Cultures of the UE Loyalists, Black Loyalists & Related HistoriesIndigenous Allies – Haudenosaunee-British Alliance, and more

Multimedia Links

PODCASTS: Loyalist Archives (Ben Franklin’s World, Podcast)

PODCAST: The Loyalists (Part 1); The Loyalists (Part 2) (David Cayley)

PODCAST: Loyalists in Early America (Episode 16; The JuntoCast)

Special Message from one of the UELAC 2023 Hosts: Victoria Branch (British Columbia) UELAC