# About us
About The Commonwealth
About The Royal Commonwealth Society
- Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
- Vice-Patron: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall
- Honorary Patron: Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
The Royal Commonwealth Society (originally named the Colonial Society, later re-christened as the Royal Colonial Society, the Royal Colonial Institute and lastly as the Royal Empire Society) is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the lives and prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world.
Its mission is to support and promote the modern Commonwealth, its various cultures and values. The Society acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas and, through its broad-ranging public affairs programme, offers a forum for the debate, research and development of Commonwealth thinking on key international issues.
Through its educational, youth and outreach programmes, the Royal Commonwealth Society seeks to encourage young people to develop their skills and, with an increased understanding of their role as global citizens, to engage with challenges facing the international community.
Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto
We offer a dynamic program of Commonwealth speakers, symposia, debates, and social events.