The 36 men traditionally regarded as the Fathers of Confederation were those who represented British North American colonies at one or more of the conferences that lead to Confederation on 1 July 1867, including the Charlottetown Conference (September 1864), the Québec Conference (October 1864) and the London Conference (1866–67).

Participant

Colony

Conference

Charlottetown

Québec

London

Sir Adams George Archibald

NS

George Brown

CW

Sir Alexander Campbell

CW

Sir Frederick Carter

NL

George-Étienne Cartier

CE

Sir Edward Barron Chandler

NB

Sir Jean-Charles Chapais

CE

James Cockburn

CW

George Coles

PEI

Robert Barry Dickey

NS

Charles Fisher

NB

Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt

CE

Sir John Hamilton Gray

PEI

John Hamilton Gray

NB

Thomas Heath Haviland

PEI

William Alexander Henry

NS

Sir William Pearce Howland

CW

John Mercer Johnson

NB

Sir Hector-Louis Langevin

CE

Andrew Archibald Macdonald

PEI

Sir John A. Macdonald

CW

Jonathan McCully

NS

William McDougall

CW

Thomas D'Arcy McGee

CE

Peter Mitchell

NB

Sir Oliver Mowat

CW

Edward Palmer

PEI

William Henry Pope

PEI

John William Ritchie

NS

Sir Ambrose Shea

NL

William Henry Steeves

NB

Sir Étienne-Paschal Taché

CE

Samuel Leonard Tilley

NB

Sir Charles Tupper

NS

Edward Whelan

PEI

Robert Duncan Wilmot

NB