What Do Masons Do?

Masonry is first and foremost a fraternity rather than a service organization, social club or benevolent society. However, charity in the form of helping other people, is considered to be a cornerstone of the fraternity.













Community Involvement:

Masons are encouraged to be actively involved in their communities. Some of the community outreach programs that Masons are actively involved with are:


  • The Masonic Foundation of Ontario: This is a public charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, supports hearing research, a bursary program for university and college students, autism services, prostate cancer research and alcohol and drug awareness programs in elementary and high schools.

  • MasoniCh.I.P.: The child identification program.

  • Canadian Blood Services: Ontario Masons support the donor program with approximately 35,000 donations.

  • Shriners Hospitals For Children: Shriners operate the largest network of hospitals in North America providing free care for burned and orthopedically impaired children.

  • Childhood Language Disorder Clinics, Centres and Programs: The Scottish Rite Masons maintain a network of some 150 childhood language disorder clinics, centres and programs.


Individual districts support their own charitable projects. These are some of the projects that Georgian South District has been involved in: