Nikola Pašić was born in Paris in 1918. World War II found him as a law student in Belgrade. During the war he joined the Royal Yugoslav Army and was attached to the headquarters of Draža Mihajlović. In 1944 he managed to escape to England where he graduated in law at Oxford. In 1956 he and his family moved to Canada, where he worked as a lawyer for the Ministry of Attorney General of Ontario. He has done scholarly research and published a series of papers on recent Serbian history. He is one of the founders of Serbian Heritage Academy of Canada in 1981 and served as its president until 1993.
Sofija Škorić was a founder of the SHA in 1981 and its long-term secretary-general. Together with a number of older and some new members succeeded in renewing SHA in 2013 and was elected its president. She graduated from the University of Belgrade, Department of Yugoslav literature, received MA Degree from McMaster University in Russian language and literature, and graduated from the University of Toronto, School of Library Science. She established the Slavic Research Center at Robarts Library, University of Toronto. Historian, essayist, translator, editor and founder of the publishing house Serbian Literary Company she is a member of many professional associations and past vice-president of Serbian Unity Congress. When she retired she was bestowed with the honorary title of Librarian Emeritus. For her work in promoting Serbian culture she received awards: Charter of the government of Ontario government in 1984, the Order of the Association of Solunci, Order of the President of Serbia Vuk Karadžić and Order of the Foundation Braća Karić.
Nikola Aleksejčenko was born in Kovin, Banat, Serbia in 1931.He finished high school in Bečkerek / Petrovgrad / Zrenjanin. He moved with his parents to Canada in 1951, graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1956 and enjoyed a successful career as an engineer with the Federal Department of Public Works. Besides being one of the founders and active members of SHA, he has been an active member of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Bijelić Dušan was born in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska. He graduate from the University of Zagreb and completed post-graduate studies in the history of art in Switzerland with MA Degree. Not only was he one of the original founders of SHA, he also worked actively on reviving it in 2013. He designed the official SHA logo and was the technical editor of the SHA publications. For many years he was a Voice of Canadian Serbs associate and wrote very significant historical and literary texts under the pseudonym Dušan Bosanac.
Pavle Pavlović (1935 -2009) was born in Novi Sad, Serbia. He came to Canada in 1955, graduated from the University of Toronto and completed post-graduate studies, receiving M. Ed. Degree. Since 1964 he was a dedicated Toronto District School Board teacher and Vice-Principal, inspiring countless young minds and colleagues alike. He was the author of two books: The Serbians, and The History of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as countless articles and columns for various publications. As a lifelong learner and teacher of Serbian culture, history and art, he was a founding member of The Serbian Heritage Academy of Canada in 1981 and enjoyed attending and presenting countless lectures all over North America. His passion for writing and photography has left a visual and verbal legacy of his knowledge.