The Masonic Foundation of Ontario
Practise Charity Safely
As we are now into the second wave of Covid-19 we must protect each other and ourselves while still caring for our most vulnerable. Our charity goes beyond raising money for worthy causes. As Masons, we act for the cause of good which during this pandemic means taking care of the most vulnerable among us. We must, however, remember to follow the recommendations set out by our healthcare professionals so we can keep everyone safe while we provide assistance to others.
> Only go out when necessary and social distance by keeping 6 ft away from others
> Always wear a proper mask that fits snugly over your nose and under your chin
> Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an approved hand sanitizer
> Stay home and self-isolate if you feel sick or unwell
For information on Preventing Covid-19 click here.
The Masonic Foundation of Ontario was expressly created to broaden
Masonic Charity in Ontario beyond the confines of the fraternity and thereby to
integrate Freemasonry into the community and give the community a greater awareness
of the ideals of Freemasonry.
Statement of Purpose
•The Foundation was formed in 1964 by a special act of the Ontario Legislature. It is a public foundation and a registered charity
•The objects of the Foundation: to receive, maintain, manage, control and use donations exclusively for charitable purposes within Ontario
•The Foundation is permitted to use its donations for the relief of poverty, the advancement of education and the advancement of other purposes beneficial to the community – no capital projects
•The Foundation is committed to funding bursaries, medical research, drug and substance abuse education and other specific community projects which fall within its guidelines.
Membership & Governance
The Members of the Board of General Purposes for the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario comprise the membership of The Masonic Foundation of Ontario. The affairs of the Foundation are managed and directed by a Board of Directors elected by the Members.
2020 - 2021 Board of Directors
Brian Koivu, President
Daniel Graham, Vice President
Thomas Manning, Secretary
Bart Seaton Treasurer
Melvyn Duke, Secretary Emeritus
Thomas Hogeboom, Deputy Grand Master
Don Campbell, Custodian of the Work
Iain Wates, Chairman of Benevolence
Arthur Di Cecco
Capital Fund (Endowment)
Our fund which funds the donation activity of The Masonic Foundation of Ontario had a market value of approximately $20.0* million as of March 2021.
* as of the statement from the Annual Report March 2021