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REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN
Membership is for men 21 years of age or older of any race, colour, or creed, who are of good moral character and who believe in the existence of a Supreme Being. Because tradition requires every candidate to come forward free of coercion, Masonry does not improperly solicit for members. An interested man must ask. A man interested in learning more about the fraternity, however, is encouraged to approach any Mason. A man wishing to join need only submit an application to his lodge of choice signed by two members of that lodge willing to act as his sponsors.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
To obtain additional information, or to seek answers to any questions you might have, there are various sources available, including:
Check out the Grand Lodge Web site at www.grandlodge.on.ca
Ask a Mason of your acquaintance; he will assist you directly, or obtain replies to you queries;
If you do not know a Mason personally, contact our Lodge or the Grand Lodge Office.
IS FREEMASONRY FOR ME?
It is the goal of Freemasonry to take good men and make them better by generating fraternal fellowship and building strong moral character in its members.
Masonry can set out the advantages of membership; the decision to join, however, must be a personal one, based on an assessment of what the Craft has to offer and its net worth to the individual.
Masonry offers the opportunity to make each man better through its teachings, his Masonic associations and a philosophy that has served the social needs of men for centuries, by promoting:
Personal Development: learning portions of the Ritual and participating in the Degree stimulates the mind and, coupled with committee work and lodge management, presents the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, build self-discipline through commitment, poise and self-confidence, and strengthen presentation and public speaking proficiencies;
Sense of Accomplishment: participating in lodge projects, be they charitable or social in nature, provides the opportunity to contribute, work with others and enjoy the success of effort well expended;
Fellowship - Belonging to a Like-minded Group: the modern work environment has reduced or eliminated social association with co-workers; joining with lodge members in a fraternal atmosphere can substitute for that former workplace fellowship lost;
A Break from the Workaday Routine: Masonry brings together in lodge men of diverse backgrounds, where the daily pressures of a career can be left outside the door and where fellowship is the common theme.
These attributes are summarized in the tenets, or fundamental principles of Ancient Freemasonry: Brotherly Love; Relief; and Truth. If these values address your needs, Masonry would welcome you.
If you believe you are a good fit for masonry and would like to discuss your inclination to our organization, we'd love to hear from you. Sent us an Email.