The Council of the White was established shortly after confederation as a method of maintaining relations with the various Forsaken in Canada. The council would meet every six months to discuss issues that could affect the entire country.
The councillors, sometimes refereed to as White Hairs, originally for the style at the time and more modernly for the age of the council's members, originally numbered six to represent the six largest communities of Forsaken. As Canada expanded the council grew as well and has had up to 12 members in the strongest days of the Forsaken. In the modern era the council currently numbers 9 members.