Kin Canada is an all-Canadian service organization made up of active community volunteers. Working together, members are enhancing the quality of life in their communities by promoting service, fellowship, positive values and national pride. Kin clubs support cystic fibrosis (CF) research and fund local projects across the country. History of the Association
The Association was founded on Feb. 20, 1920 in Hamilton, Ontario by Harold A. Rogers O.C., O.B.E. (1899-1994). Rogers was 21 and had just returned from the trenches of the First World War when his father, a prominent Rotarian, encouraged him to get together a few young men his own age. However, when Rogers decided to join the same Rotary club as his father, his application was rejected. It was the policy of the Rotary not to have two members from the same business establishment. 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, Ontario.
'Kin Canada is a dynamic volunteer organization enriching our communities through service while embracing national pride, positive values, personal development and lasting friendships.'
'Serving the Community's Greatest Need'
Since 1964, the Kinsmen and Kinettes have proudly supported the work of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF). This year, Kin Canada's national fundraising project's total contributions will surpass $37 million – making Kin Canada one of the largest supporters of CF research and care in Canada.
2010/11 National President
Lee Burry, of Fredricton, New Brunswick
Association's National Headquarters
Located at 1920 Hal Rogers Dr., in Cambridge, Ont., about 100 km west of Toronto on Hwy. 401. Eight full time staff provide administrative services to approximately 500 Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs. Ric McDonald is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.
Kin Canada Website