Three distinct youth programs exist in Ontario which are affiliated with Freemasonry. They are Job's Daughters International, Demolay and The International Order of the Rainbow Girls. The Masonic youth progams require
our participation and financial support in order to remain
active and grow.
In 2007, at the Annual Communication of Grand
Lodge, M. W. Bro. Allan J. Petrisor, established a Youth
Initiatives Committee to fully explore how Masons in the province could further provide support for the Masonic Youth
Groups in Ontario, such as the Rainbow
for Girls, Job’s Daughters and DeMolay
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Job's Daughters International
Founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 1920, Job’s Daughter’s
International is an Order whose purpose is to
band together young girls with Masonic Relationship
from ages 10‐20 for character building through
moral and spiritual development by teaching:
A greater reverence for God
Loyalty to the Flag and the Country for which it stands
Respect for parents and guardians
There are currently Job's Daughter's Bethels in Canada, the United
States, Australia, Brazil & the Philippines.
The organization encourages its members to be a
significant influence for good, and it is not only
involved with charitable work, but also promotes
events and parties.
Started in 1919, DeMolay is
a fraternal organization for
young men between the
ages of 12 and 21.
In order to join DeMolay, a
young man must be at least
12 years old, be younger
than 21, believe in God/a
Supreme Being, and strive
to be a good person.
Through two degrees, DeMolay teaches seven precepts or basic
life principles upon which DeMolay members should base their
Love of Parents (Filial Love),
Reverence for Sacred Things,
DeMolay is an organization dedicated to preparing young men
to lead successful, happy, and productive lives. Basing its approach
on timeless principles and practical, hands‐on experience,
DeMolay opens its doors to young men aged 12 to 21 by
developing civic awareness, personal responsibility and leadership
skills so vitally needed in society today. DeMolay combines this serious mission with a fun approach that builds important bonds of friendship among members in more than 1,000 chapters
International Order of the Rainbow Girls
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a
fun and dynamic organization that embraces women
between the ages 11‐21, regardless of race or religious
background. Rainbow motivates girls to achieve
their life goals, build their self confidence and encourages
them to ‘make a difference’ in their home and
Being a Rainbow Girl can open many doors. She will
attend monthly meetings that are run by girls, attend
fun events, enjoy many opportunities to travel and
make friends from around
the world. Membership in
Rainbow develops confidence
and strong leadership
skills that will continue
to guide her in her
Rainbow encourages girls
to practice many lessons in her everyday life. These
lessons include, but are not limited to:
Self‐respect, loving others, respect for religion and culture,
for the environment, keeping her word,
to be an active citizen who can make a difference in
the community, city and country.
TORONTO EAST DISTRICT LIAISON
V.W. Bro. Gerry Ouellette (416) 412-1572
INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF THE RAINBOW FOR GIRLS
TORONTO ASSEMBLY NO. 2
Doric Pickering Masonic Hall
Meeting the 1st Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. & 3rd Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
ORDER OF DEMOLAY
HORACE MUNDY CHAPTER
Doric Pickering Masonic Hall
Meeting the 2nd & 4th Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
From the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Grand Session on August 4 to 6th, 2011
Youth of the Year award, the winner was ”Emily Beaudoin of Ottawa assembly No.3” for 2010-2011
Middle Photo: R. W. Bro. Alan Brown, V. W. Bro. Gerry Ouellette, Emily Beaudoin and the Youth Initiation Committee of G.L. ,chairman R. W. Bro. William J. Atkinson
Right Photo: V. W. Bro. Gerry Ouellette, R. W. Bro. Donald A. Campbell The D.G.M. and Emily Beaudoin, R. W. Bro. William J. Atkinson.
Additionally, on the left is Miss Lorraine Ball, she is the 2011 -2012 Grand Worthy Adviser of the International Order of Rainbow girls in Canada ( Equal to our Grand Master) and she is from our own district, Toronto Assembly No.2 and also on the right, Ontario Provincial Sweetheart for DeMolay Ontario, Miss Christina Ouellette and Provincial Master Councillor, Mr. Andrew McDonald, they are also from our District, Horace Mundy Chapter.
Mr. Andrew McDonald has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by DeMolay Canada for his continued distinguished and meritorious service to the cause and goals of DeMolay in Ontario. The presentation will take place at the DeMolay Convention on November 12th, 2011 by Dad Ernest G. Loiselle, President of DeMolay Canada and Executive Officer for the Ontario Jurisdiction.
Above is the Dragon Boat race in Stratford ON on Saturday, September 17th 2011, "O MY Pirates" stand for "Ontario Masonic Youth Pirates"
Above is the District Deputy Grand Master R.W. Bro. Keith Jones presenting the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls with a District Donation at their annual installation on January 15th, 2012.
Youth of the Year award, the winner was ”Miss Christina C. Ouellette from Toronto assembly No.2” for 2012-2013
(076) Photo: R.W. Bro. Bruce N. Palanik D.D.G. M. Toronto East District , M.W. Bro. D. Garry Dowling, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the province of Ontario , Miss Christina C. Ouellette and . R.W. Bro. William J. Atkinson the Youth Initiation Committee chairman .
The two winners of the Youth Award Jad Ltief (Ottawa DeMolay) and Kaitlyn Erin Davies (Toronto Assembly Rainbow Girls) along with the DDGM from Hamilton (A) R.W. Bro. Jeffery Baker and our Chairman Bill Atkinson
On August 7-8-9 2014 we attended The International Order of the Rainbow for girls Forty-Ninth Grand Assembly of Canada.
Our new chairman of the Youth initiated Committee of Grand Lodge R.W. Bro. Keith Jones and our Grand Master M. W. Bro. Donald A. Campbell presenting the award for the youth of the year to Miss Janine Magilson of Primrose No. 8, of Brampton assembly.
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Youth Initiatives Committee Mandate for 2012-2013
Toronto East District supports Masonic youth!