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Our Impact

Kin members have proudly contributed more than $1 billion to Canadian communities. Money is raised for many causes, including building parks, sponsoring sports teams, awarding student bursaries and helping individuals and families in need.

In the 2015/16 Kin Year, our members raised more than $18.38 million and spent over 324,895 hours (that's 13,537 days or 37 years!) organizing and executing hundreds of fundraisers and service projects in their communities. Not content to simply write cheques, if there's work to be done, Kin Canada clubs do it!

National Day of KINdness

National Day of KINdness is for our members and clubs to celebrate our founding (February 20, 1920) and commitment to serve the community's greatest need. Every community has a need for kindness and people performing selfless acts, and our clubs are able to spearhead this in their communities. Read more

Kin Canada Bursaries

Kin Canada Bursaries is one of the largest non-corporate provider of bursaries in Canada. Over $900,000 in bursaries has been awarded since 1994 to assist deserving students in their pursuit of a post-secondary education.
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Cystic Fibrosis: National Charity

Since 1964, Kinsmen and Kinettes have proudly supported the work of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, raising around $1 million annually. Our total contributions have surpassed $40 million, making Kin Canada the largest single fundraising organization of CF research and care in Canada.
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Portraits of Honour Tour National Project

Cambridge (Preston) Kinsman and artist Dave Sopha painted a profound 10' x 50' mural depicting the 157 Canadian military personnel who lost their lives serving in Afghanistan. The coast-to-coast tour raised $200,000 for the Military Families Fund and the Canadian forces personnel returning home with physical or emotional injuries.
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Organ Donor Awareness

The Kin Organ Donor Awareness Campaign (Kin-ODAC) was adopted in 2001 in an effort to raise public awareness about the importance of organ donation. Kin-ODAC is also an extension of our work with Cystic Fibrosis Canada, since most people with CF eventually require a double lung transplant to live.
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Disaster Relief

The disaster relief fund provides financial assistance to communities in both Canada and beyond our borders during times of crises. Clubs from coast-to-coast are always quick to act when disaster strikes, through donations, fundraisers and physically lending a hand to help.
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Kinsmen, Kinettes and volunteers in Saskatchewan have raised money for people in their communities. In 2013, $5,546,712 was raised to assist Saskatchewan people who require special-needs equipment and access to medical assistance.
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Kinsmen Foundation of BC & Yukon

The Foundation was initially created to fight and find a cure for polio. After a cure was found, it focused on assisting those who were stricken with the disease. Today, the Foundation's purpose includes serving the needs of severely physically disabled adults throughout British Columbia and the Yukon.
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Canadian Blood Services

Since 2014, Kin Canada has been a National Partner for Life with Canadian Blood Services. In that time, clubs have helped advocate for blood donorship through awareness initiatives and blood donation, collectively donating over 1,000 units.
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"Kin have raised $40 million out of the total $140 million that Cystic Fibrosis Canada has invested in life-saving CF research and care.That means that more than ONE out of every FOUR dollars raised for Canadians with cystic fibrosis has resulted from the dedication and commitment of a Kinsman or Kinette. Tremendous work!"

Debra Berlet, president,Cystic Fibrosis Canada Board of Directors