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Kin Canada (formerly the Kinsmen and Kinette
Clubs of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit
that promotes service
, and national
Kin Canada is an organization whose members
comprise Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin Clubs (service
s) located in Canada
individual club members are known as Kin.
MembersMore than 8,100 members belong to 570 Kinsmen,
Kinette and Kin clubs from coast to coast. Kinsmen clubs are
predominantly male-only while Kinette clubs are predominantly
female-only. Kin clubs have a mixed membership of men and women.
The Association was founded in Canada and there are no clubs
outside of Canada.
, founded the first Kinsmen club in Hamilton,
. Rogers, a 21-year-old, had just returned from World War I
and his father, a well-known Rotarian, encouraged him to join the
was rejected, because the Rotary Club would not allow
two members from the same business establishment. Not a person to
be outdone, Founder
decided to create a new club. As a result of his
initiative, a small group of like-minded men gathered for a dinner
meeting on February 20, 1920 and formed what became known as the
Kinsmen Club of Hamilton - Canada's first Kinsmen Club.
Prominent former membersProminent former Kin members
ProjectsEach club raises funds and determines how to spend
those funds in its community. Together, these clubs raise CAD $15
million a year.
, Kin Canada has
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
(CCFF), raising as much as
CAD $1 million a year for cystic
(CF) research and treatment. Since 1964 Kin have
raised more than $34 million for CF. This makes Kin the country's
largest single fundraiser for cystic fibrosis.
Kin Canada Bursaries
Kin Canada Bursaries, a program of the
Hal Rogers Endowment Fund, provides financial assistance to
eligible persons in their quest for higher learning. Kin Canada
established the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund upon the passing of
Kin Canada FoundationThe Kin Canada Foundation is an
incorporated and federally chartered charitable organization
established in 2005 to help Kin Canada achieve the objective of
“Serving the Community’s Greatest Need”. The Foundation's primary
goal is to work hand-in-hand with Kin Canada to help resource and
develop many of the programs provided for the benefit of the
members across Canada.
Telemiracle is a telethon
organized by the
Kinsmen and Kinettes in Saskatchewan
the benefit of the Kinsmen
. Initially broadcast on both CTV
affiliates in Saskatchewan, it is now broadcast, commercial-free,
exclusively on the province's CTV affiliates.
The first telethon, in 1977, raised more than CAD
$1 million, which at the time was considered a record for per
capita telethon fund-raising in a 20-hour period (the province had
a population of only about 1 million people at the time). The
telethon passed the $2 million mark for the first time in 1983. And
in recent years, the telethon has routinely raised between $3.0 and
$3.5 million each year.
The Kin Canada headquarters is located in
. The chief executive officer is Executive Director Ric
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