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Who We Are

We are a dynamic group of volunteers enriching our communities through service while embracing national pride, positive values, personal development and lasting friendships.

The Objective Of The Association

The Objects of the Association are to promote and direct service work through fellowship amongst its members, to the end that:

  1. They may enjoy personal development through Kin;
  2. They may be improved and educated in modern business and professional methods and ethics;
  3. The involvement of each in the enrichment of their community may be stimulated;
  4. A spirit of co-operation, tolerance, understanding and equality among all nations and peoples be fostered and that unity of thought and purpose throughout Canada be established toward this goal; and
  5. The Association’s constitutional authority be upheld.

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In addition, in 74, the Kinsmen Club became the sponsor of the Kinsmen Minor Soccer Association. Over the year the league has expanded and now registers over 1,300 children. In 1991, funding began on a project that would create new soccer fields, washroom facilities and parking at the West End on Second Street near the Power Dam. In the fall of 2000 a fourth soccer field was build in partnership with KMSA, Ontario Power Generation, the City of Cornwall and the Kinsmen with the Club donating in excess of $25,000.00 to this project

  In 1975, an electronic scoreboard purchased at a cost of $75,000.00 for the Ed Lumley arena in the Civic Complex, and a grant of $6,000.00 was given to the Williamstown arena for dehumidification equipment. 


 1977 saw the Club go on a fundraising campaign, with the goal of $90,000.00, to add a new wing the Library. This new wing, construct and opened in 78 was called the Kinsmen Wing. Since then, the Cornwall Public Library has moved into new facilities and within its new buildind at the renovated post office, there is a room that is known as the Kinsmen room.


In 1978 a Participark was constructed by the Club, in Lamoureux Park, it has since been replaced by the Rotary Gardens.

During January or Febraury of 1981 Mr. Frank OBiien of the Ministry of Community and Social Services approached the Kinsmen Club, because of its previous involuement with challenged children, and asked if it would be interested in sponsoring an Adult Group Home. This home would integrate Adults into the Community. The Club took on this challenge and appointed Directors to manage this Group Home. This home would be made up of five apartments located at 117 Sydney Street. These apartments needed to be renovated, cleaned, painted, decorated and furnished.

The tables, beds, dressers were assembled by the directors after they had painted and decorated. These Directors were A.D. MacMillan, Hal Sherwood, Ron Mulligan, Don Lemieux and Peter Morgan.

In 84, the Club took on the sponsorship of the Kinsmen Girls Softball League that continues to register over 200 girls each year.

In the 90's, besides the mentioned projects which are continuing, the Kinsmen Club has been involved in Youth Day at Worldfest, purchased $25,00.00 worth of surgical equipment for the Cornwall General Hospital and sponsored both the Cornwall Regional Spelling BEE and the Cornwall Winter Carnival.

1995 the Kinsmen Club, along with the Cornwall Parks and Recreation Department, start the annual Kinsmen Music Camp, which has divided into two camps because of numbers, in July and August.

Camp Kagama, a summer youth camp, needed to be repaired for the hundreds of youth visitors for the summer of 1996. It needed picnic tables, a new docks and general repairs were to be made on its buildings.

Both the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs continue to meets annually, before the Camp opens, to make the needed repairs so that hundreds of children may enjoy this activity. This is an ongoing project for both Clubs.

Kin Fast Facts

Founded by Hal Rogers on Feb. 20, 1920, Kin Canada is the nation's largest all-Canadian service club organization. Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across the country work to better their communities, enhance the well-being of Canadians and improve the environment. The Association boasts a proud 93-year history dedicated to fostering life-long friendships while ‘Serving the Community’s Greatest Need.’

Membership: Around 6,500 members belong to approximately 480 Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across Canada. Kinsmen clubs are predominantly male, Kinette clubs are predominantly female and Kin clubs have a mixed membership of men and women.

More than $1 billion raised: Since our founding in 1920, Kin Canada clubs have donated more than $1 billion to Canadian causes, communities and individuals in need, as well as to disaster relief efforts beyond our borders. In the 2012/13 Kin Year, our members raised more than $20.5 million and spent over 300,000 hours (that's 34.7 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 Charity: Kin Canada has been a partner in the fight against cystic fibrosis since 1964. During this time, Kin members have raised over $40 million in support of the work of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

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