Kin Canada is the nation’s largest all-Canadian service club organization. Clubs across the country work to better their communities, enhance the well-being of Canadians and improve the environment. The Association boasts a proud 94-year history dedicated to fostering life-long friendships while “Serving the Community’s Greatest Need.”
Membership – Around 6,500 members belong to approximately 480 Kin clubs across Canada. Clubs undertake a wide variety of local fundraising and service projects. Each club operates autonomously when determining how it fundraises and distributes the funds raised within its local community.
More than $1 billion raised – Since its founding in 1920, Kin Canada clubs have donated more than $1 billion to Canadian causes, communities and individuals in need, as well as to disaster relief efforts beyond our borders.
History – The Association was founded by Harold (Hal) Rogers on Feb. 20, 1920 in Hamilton, Ontario. After returning from the First World War, he missed the camaraderie of the men he had served with. Looking to join a club, Rogers decided to join Rotary but his application was rejected because it was Rotary’s policy not to admit two members from the same business establishment; Rogers’ father, with whom he worked, was already a member. As a result of this rejection, Rogers and a small group of men gathered for a dinner meeting and became the first Kinsmen club – The Kinsmen Club of Hamilton.
Mission Statement – Committed to changing lives and making Canadian communities a better place to live.
Kin Motto – ‘Serving the Community’s Greatest Need’
– Kin Canada has been a partner in the fight against cystic fibrosis since 1964. During this time, Kin members have raised over $40 million in support of the work of Cystic Fibrosis Canada
2016/17 National President – James Doerr, Thunder Bay, Ontario
National Headquarters – Located at:
1920 Rogers Drive, Box 3460
Cambridge, ON N3H 5C6
Toll Free: 800-742-5546
There are eight full-time staff provide administrative services to approximately 450 clubs.Grant Ferron is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.
For more information on Kin Canada you can check out our National website www.kincanada.ca