About Kin Canada:
The Association of Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs is proud to be an all-Canadian service organization made up of outstanding community volunteers.
Founded by Hal Rogers on Feb. 20, 1920, Kin Canada is the nation’s largest all-Canadian service club organization. Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across the country work to better their communities, enhance the well-being of Canadians and improve the environment. Kin Canada has a proud 94 year history and has touched lives both in Canada and in countries across the globe. Click here for highlights throughout the decades.
Over the years, the club has been very involved in the community including building playgrounds and providing aid during the E-coli crisis of 2001. We have also helped organize and run the Saugeen Home & Recreation Expo for many years.
The Objects of the Association:
To promote and direct service work through fellowship amongst its Clubs and their members, to the end that:
- members of the Clubs may enjoy personal development through the Association;
- they may be improved and educated in modern business and professional methods and ethics;
- the involvement of all in the enrichment of their community may be stimulated;
- a spirit of co-operation, tolerance, understanding and equality among all nations and peoples be fostered and that unity of thought and purpose throughout Canada be established toward this goal; and
- they shall serve their community’s greatest need.
More than $1 Billion Raised
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 $36 million – making Kin Canada one of the largest supporters of CF research and care in Canada.
Since our 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.
More than 7,450 members belong to 528 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 mixed membership of men and women.
The Walkerton Kinsmen Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, and we would love to have you join us for one night to check it out! Be sure to click the CONTACT US link in the top menu bar to find out more!
What We Do
Clubs perform a wide variety of local fundraising and service projects. Each club assesses their community’s greatest need to determine what projects to undertake and how to distribute funds raised within the local community.
What We Offer You
- A chance to volunteer in your community and see real results.
- A chance to participate in individual and group projects chosen and organized by you and your club.
- Participate in leadership and event management training and personal development programs
- Network with community and business leaders
- Win prestigious national awards for personal and club accomplishments
- Access savings and rewards through our exclusively-negotiated Member Discount Programs
- Travel the country and meet new people
Learn about our types of membership – now including Kin Campus Club memberships.
Volunteers enriching Canadian Communities through Community Service, Leadership and Partnership
Located in Cambridge, Ontario, eight full-time staff provide administrative services to the Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across the country