The Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy is a non-partisan, charitable organization that honours the life of Sir Winston Churchill by facilitating education, discussion and debate about Canada’s parliamentary democracy.


Our Cause

Formed in Toronto in 1982, the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy is named after former British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, one of the greatest Parliamentarians of all time. We attract Canadians from all walks of life.

Membership Categories

 Individual Membership  $65

 Family Membership  $90

 Student Membership  $25

 Life Membership  $650

The Churchill Society offers a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of annual membership dues. If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please Download our membership form and mail your form and cheque to the address on our form.

Click here to download the 2016 Membership Form




Donations to the Churchill Society support our initiatives to honour the life and work of Sir Winston Churchill by advancing the cause of parliamentary democracy in Canada. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for the full amount of donations.

Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to joining the Churchill Society, a number of our members also volunteer their time in a variety of areas. We are currently looking for people who can assist the Churchill Society in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Annual Churchill Society Dinner
  • Communications
  • Library / Archives
  • Membership Outreach
  • Fundraising
  • Website
  • Administration
  • Other

Please click here to download our Donations and Volunteer Form.

Patrons, Directors and Officers

Board of Directors

David Brady
David Butters
David Pyper
Dwight Duncan
Paul Stevens
Glynne Jenkins
David Gratzer
Dr. Peter H. Russell, OC
Amber Crawford
Derek Nighbor
Robert O’Brien
John L. Parker
John Plumpton
Gordon Kaiser
Matthew Stanton


John Parker – Chair
Victoria Davies – Treasurer
Amber Crawford – Board Secretary


The Honourable Celia Sandys
The Honourable Nicholas Soames, MP
Sir Martin Gilbert, CBE

Honorary Directors

Joel Watson- Past Chairman
Linda Corman – Honorary Librarian
Peter Large – Honorary Solicitor
Glynne Jenkins- Honorary Director

Administrative Services

On The Spot Office Support (Samieh Walden)

Founding Directors (1982)

N. Macleod Rogers
D. McCormack Smyth
F. Bartlett Watt

OLIP Intern Representative

Delia Greco

Chairs Since Inception

Founding President F. Bartlett Watt
1984 D. McCormack Smyth
1985 Frederick C. Stinson
1986 Robert Fleming
1987 Norman Macleod Rogers
1988 Ernest Little
1989 P. Michael Wilson
1990-1991 Nancy Kee
1992 Robert Fleming
1993 P. Michael Wilson
1994-1995 Peter K. Large
1996-1997 William MacKenzie
1998 George Kee
1999 Stephen Gooderham
2000 George Kee
2001-2003 Peter Russell, OC
2004-2006 Daniel Tisch
2007-2009 Robert O’Brien
2010-2012 Dr. Alex Barron
2013-2014 Joel Watson