The Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council was created in August of 2007, as a cross-border non-profit organization to increase public awareness and participation in the Bicentennial. The Bicentennial will mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States that followed.

The Legacy Council is made up of bi-national Board of Directors composed of persons associated with leading Niagara institutions. A number of sub-committees have also been created including an Education Committee, Operations Committee, Marketing Committee and Fundraising/Sponsorship Committee. Each of these groups meets quarterly to discuss and act upon relevant issues.

The Legacy Council has employed a full-time Chief Executive Officer as well as a full-time Communications Coordinator and part-time Office Administrator who report directly to the CEO.