Kinsmen History & Facts

Who We Are

Kin Canada, founded in 1920, is an all-Canadian service organization made up of active community volunteers.

Working together, Kinsmen and Kinettes are enhancing the quality of life in their communities by promoting service, fellowship, positive values and national pride.

Kin clubs support cysticfibrosis (CF) research and fund local projects across the country. District 5 BC/Yukon Clubs also support The Kinsmen Foundation of B.C.&Yukon which assists physically challenged people.

"Serving the Community's Greatest Need "

Kin Canada consists of 8 Districts which are divided into zones and individual clubs.The Kinsmen Club of Coquitlam is in the Lower Mainland Zone and one of the 60 Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs which make up District 5 B.C./Yukon.


Over the years Kin Canada has had an impressive array of members, from Prime Minister John Diefenbaker to Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn and more. Members can probably name several people who have used what they have learned in Kin to become community leaders. The dream of Founder Hal Rogers started with an idea that spread to an organization with members from coast to coast. Since 1920, literally hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been touched by the spirit of Kin when asked to join our great Association. This year will be no exception.

Celebrating the Vision

Fun, leadership, personal development, pride in one's community, importance of family, service work… caring about the world in which we live. These could be words taken from sociologists describing the shift in attitudes of the "me" generation to a more socially conscious society of the new millennium. These words, though, are the cornerstones, the aims and objectives of Kin Canada (Kinsmen & Kinettes clubs), phrases developed in 1920 and becoming relevant again 85 years later as the Association celebrates its 85th anniversary.

The combination of fun, service work and personal development has created a winning formula that has attracted thousands of young men and women who, today, comprise Kin clubs coast to coast.