Our History

Founded on February 20, 1920 by Hal Rogers in Hamilton, Ontario, Kin Canada clubs have impacted countless communities in Canada and beyond our borders. Our clubs have evolved and expanded, and now include both men and women aged 19 and up.

Kin Canada is an all-Canadian service organization made up of dedicated member volunteers who serve their community’s greatest need through hosting and sponsoring events and community service projects. Since its founding, Kin, Kinsmen and Kinette clubs across Canada have contributed more than $1 billion to Canadian communities and disaster relief programs beyond our borders.

Kin clubs undertake a wide variety of local fundraising and service projects. Our motto – “Serving the Community’s Greatest Need” – means that each club determines how it will raise funds and how those funds will be spent in the community. At a local level, the Fonthill Kinettes have donated over $16,000 between 2014 to 2019. Donations have been made to Women’s Place, Rose City Kids, Wheelchair Basketball, Pelham Cares, Fonthill Firemen Toy Drive, Elisha House, Bethesda Services, Distress Centre Niagara, Hope Centre, Meals on Wheels, Open Arms Mission, Pathstone Mental Health Centre, Cystic Fibrosis and Scholarship Funds.