The IODE is a ladies charitable organization and has chapters all across the country, and stands for Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Started back in 1900 and now known simply as IODE, much like the bank, CIBC instead of its full name, with their focus being on helping out in three areas of life, Education, Citizenship and Serving others.
Financially they support a wide variety of local charitable causes including Nelson House, Harmony House Ottawa Youth Services Bureau, just to name a few over the many years.
This year they help out the Diane Morrison Hospice at The Ottawa Mission with their 56th Annual House and Garden Tour taking place on May 27th from 9:30 to 4:30. You’ll get to view fine homes and gardens from Alta Vista and Rockcliffe Park Village and there is also a bake sale going on at Rideau Park United Church.
Find out more and other great things these lovely ladies do at their website.