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2023 and Beyond

As our Foundation moves forward into 2023, we would like to sincerely thank everyone that supported the Foundation and the charities we fund. We look forward to continuing to assist worthy charities in the Province of Ontario and help in our communities. 


Brian Koivu
MFO President

Our Story

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. 

2022 - 2023 Board of Directors

Brian Koivu, President

Daniel Graham, Vice President

Ken Brinston, Vice President

Thomas Manning, Secretary

Bart Seaton, Treasurer

Melvyn Duke, Secretary Emeritus


Jamie Ireland, Deputy Grand Master
Don Campbell, Custodian of the Work

Iain Wates, Chairman of Benevolence and Vice President

Brian McTavish
Chad More

Perry McConnell
Darren Byrne

Barry Burchill
Richard Stevenson

Arthur Di Cecco
Richard Kaufman

Victor Tavares

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

The Masonic Foundation of Ontario


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