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Our Services

Our 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 its community. We encourage the autonomy of our clubs so that as many decisions as possible are made by our members at the club level. Kinsmen and Kinettes' national fundraising project involves supporting the work of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF).

Our Association was recently honored by the CCFF for having contributed more than $30 million to CF research and treatment since 1964. We are also active coast-to-coast promoting a variety of national pride initiatives designed to give Canadians the opportunity to demonstrate that they are proud of their country. For example, Kinsmen and Kinettes annually spearhead "Raise-the-Flag!" Day, a patriotic event encouraging Canadians everywhere to raise and fly the Canadian flag. This annual national event takes place in hundreds of communities the Saturday preceding the Victoria Day weekend.

The Association maintains a National Disaster Fund to assist in the event of emergencies in Canadian communities. In 1949 the Association set up a Cancer Scholarship Fund to help train doctors in treating this dreaded disease. The Hal Rogers Endowment Fund, renamed the Kinsmen & Kinette Bursary in 1999, awards $1,000.00 bursaries each year to students who are registered in a post-secondary program. This was established to assist young people in higher education. For more info on bursaries - Click Here.


Last year, our clubs contributed more than $21.6 million to Canadian communities, to say nothing of the countless hours spent planning and carrying out their many fundraising and service projects. None of the money raised in the community is used to fund our national Association. The national headquarters and its programs and services are financed through our members' annual dues along with some revenue from such sources as our internal sales division. All the money raised in a community stays in that community. To the best of our knowledge, our members raise more money per member than any other service club in the world. Last year, our members donated more than $1 million to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, making Kinsmen and Kinettes the largest single fundraising organization for CF research in the world.


Amongst the first projects our club was involved in was the Milk for Britian (a project supported by all Kinsmen Clubs across Canada) and the publication of the Honour Roll for Brant Country Citizens who served in World War II.

Since that time numerous programs and projects have been undertaken by the club such as the estalishment of the Brantford Church Hockey League, the establishment of the Brantford Minor Soccer League, the establishment of the Chiefswood for Children with Learning Disabilities (later to include Gifted children), the establishment of the Brier Basketball League, publication of the Brantford 1877 - 1977 "Remember" for the Centennial of Brantford.

Our club has been actively involved in our community, in the past as well as in the present time, through various projects some of which are:


  • Brantford Church Hockey League
  • Brantford Minor Soccer League
  • Brier Basketball League
  • Brantford 1877 - 1977 "Remember"(book)
  • Elmer The Safety Elephant Program
  • Brantford Boys & Girls Club
  • Apnea Monitors for baby breathing difficulties
  • Brantford Minor Baseball & Minor Hockey
  • John Noble Home
  • Brantford Jaycees Santa Clause Parade
  • Brantford Canada Day Parade
  • Adult Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Persons
  • Brantford Branch of the Canadian Red Cross
  • Grand Woodlands Community Participaction Park
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Optimists Club of North Brantford
  • Seniors Bus Trip to Simcoe for christmas lights
  • Zellers & Kinsmen Moonwalk
  • Children's Aid Society of Brantford
  • Charity Vending Machines
  • Bellview Hall Seniors Club


  • Participation House - Brantford
  • Youth Dance Program
  • Brantford Youth Council
  • Nova Vita
  • City of Brantford Parks & Recreation Center Summer Camp for Needy Children
  • Salvation Army of Brantford
  • Various programs for the Physically Challenged
  • Brantford Dufferin Players Theatre
  • Sanderson Center for Performng Arts
  • Assumption College
  • Annual Charity Car Show
  • George Cardin Circus; Classic Car Draws
  • Various Charity Car Washes
  • Brantford Police Omnichrome6000 finger print lifter
  • Children's Theatre (Aladdin)
  • Charity Nevada Tickets
  • Charity Christmas Concert
  • Annual Zehrs Bar-B-Que for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Families First New Years Eve Celebration
  • Bellview Hall, operated by Kinsmen for the community
  • Bellview Hall Children's Summer Community Crafts
  • Community Living - Annual Bus Pull
  • New York, New York International Village
  • Kinsmen Weekly KingoŽ.(Bingo) Game
  • Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest

Brant County

  • Chiefswood for Children with Learning Disabilities
  • Honour Roll for Brant Country(book)
  • Brant County Minor Baseball & Minor Hockey
  • Children's Aid Society of Brant County
  • Salvation Army of Paris
  • Paris Canada Day Parade
  • Paris Willet Hospital
  • Paris Figure Skating Club


  • Milk for Britian
  • Canada 125 Voyaguers Program
  • Canada 125 school participation of signing the Canadian Flag
  • Canadian Cancer Association
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • National Kinsen\Kinsette International Relief Fund
  • Terry Fox Run
  • Rick Hanson ride for a Spinal Cure
And not to forget Elmer The Safety Elephant Program which today is the police Safety Awareness Van which instructs elementary school children on safety as well as substane abuse