This township was created on January 1, 2000 from the former townships of Stafford-Pembroke and Alice and Fraser.
The township comprises the communities of Alice, Cotnam Island, Davis Mills, Fairview, Forest Lea, French Settlement, Gorr Subdivision, Government Road, Greenwood, Hiam, Huckabones Corners, Indian, Kathmae Siding, Locksley, Lower Stafford, Micksburg, Pleasant View, Shady Nook, Stonebrook and Trautrim Subdivision.
According to the Canada 2011 Census:
- Population: 9,657
- % Change (2006–2011): 4.2
- Total Private Dwellings: 3,807
- Area (km².): 552.44
- Density (persons per km².): 17.5
- Population in 2011: 9657
- Population in 2006: 9265
- Population in 2001: 8733
- Population in 1996: 8978 (combined figure for former townships)
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