Kin Canada Bursaries is a program of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund. $1,000 bursaries are awarded to Canadian students from coast-to-coast who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Since its inception in 1994, $1,096,000 has been awarded to 1096 students across Canada. The amount disbursed in any one year depends on the balance of the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund and its governing laws.

Kin Canada Clubs play a vital role in the Kin Canada Bursaries program. They make donations to grow the fund, which affects how many bursaries are awarded each year.

Kin Canada is a National Partner for Life with Canadian Blood Services (CBS), the not-for-profit that manages Canada’s blood supply in all provinces and territories outside of Québec. According to CBS, only 4% of Canadians donate blood, yet up to half of us will either need it or know someone who will need it their lifetime.
From heart surgery that can require up to 5 donors to car accident victims who may need 50, donating blood is truly a gift of life. Consider joining us in our efforts to meet this vital need.
Our clubs help address and advocate the need for blood donors through awareness initiatives and donating blood, often setting up group appointments to donate together and at the same time.

Kin-Cystic Fibrosis Canada Partnership

Kin Canada is a proud national partner of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Each year Kinsmen and Kinettes host a variety of fundraising and awareness-building activities in support of the battle against cystic fibrosis. In 2017, Kin Canada surpassed their $45 million fundraising milestone that has contributed to the advancement in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research, healthcare, the CF registry and advocacy since the start of the partnership in 1964.

Disaster Relief

This fund provides short-term immediate financial assistance to both national and international areas declared a disaster area. If you would like to make a general donation to this fund, please make your cheque payable to National Disaster Relief Fund. If you want your donation to be put to a specific cause, indicate the name of the disaster on the memo line of your cheque.
National Day of KINdness is for our members and clubs to celebrate our founding (February 20, 1920) and commitment to serving 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 each year. February 20, 2020 will be a year of celebrating 100 years of community service in Canada.
In 2017, 162 clubs participated and handed out KINdness cards and stickers during their acts of kindness, encouraging others to #PassItOn. Members kindly packed groceries for customers, gave away free coffee and snacks, made donations within their communities, and spread cheer to everyone they met.

Organ Donor Awareness

Kin History: Organ Donor Awareness

The Kin Organ Donor Awareness Campaign (Kin-ODAC) was adopted in 2001 as Kin’s first National Public Awareness Project. Andrew Hatfield, a St. John's East Kin Kid, was born with a complex congenital heart disease. Andrew died waiting for a heart transplant; however, his dream of Kin helping other transplant hopefuls became Kin-ODAC. Kin-ODAC is a natural extension of our partnership with Cystic Fibrosis Canada because most people with Cystic Fibrosis eventually need a lung transplant to live. 
Quick Facts
  • One organ donor can save eight lives and provide tissue for up to 75 people
  • Approximately 4,500 individuals are waiting for transplants
  • Each year, more than 250 people die waiting for a transplant
  • Age doesn't impact your ability to be an organ donor—Canada's oldest organ donor was over 90
  • Donation will only be considered after every effort has been made to save your life
Register to be an organ donor
Every province has a different process, but all are quick and easy to do. Find out how to register where you live.