How do I become a Mason?

A Brief History of Freemasonry

The actual origins of Freemasonry have been lost in time, but it is understood to have developed from the Stonemasons who designed and constructed Europe’s castles and cathedrals.

Freemasonry was organized in England in 1717 AD and came to North America in the early 1700’s.

As early as 1721 AD Lodges of Masons were founded in Canada.

Freemasonry is …

  • one of the world’s oldest and largest Fraternal Organization.
  • an organization of men who adopt the Fundamental Principles of integritygoodwilland charity as they are the foundations for an individuals life and character.
  • a non-profit organization that is heavily involved in supporting charity and community service.
  • comprised of men of character and substance with high ideals and worthwhile values who make a dedicated difference in and around their communities.

Freemasons …

  • share a concern and respect for human values, moral standards, the laws of society and the rights of individuals.
  • are deeply involved in helping other people through charity work.
  • attend Lodge meetings regularly and participate in Masonic activities.

Freemasonry …

  • is and organization that embraces confidentiality but is not a secret society.
  • consists of members who are men of faith but is not a religion.
  • seeks to emphasize universal harmony and does not permit discussions of religion or politics.
  • supports those in need but is not a benefit society.

So, how do I join?

  • Talk with a person who is a mason, in other words, "To Be One Ask One".
  • E-mail the Webmaster @ -or- via the 'Contact Us' page to guide you to your local masonic lodges secretary.
  • Contact the Grand Lodge Office via the Grand Lodge website via their request form, or through the postal mail at the address below.

All you have to do is, Ask…

  • your friend who is a Freemason, "To Be One Ask One".
  • the secretary of your local lodge in your community (see ‘District Lodges’ or ‘Contact Us’) for more information on the lodge in or near your community.
  • The Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario, mail your inquiry to: 

Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada
363 King St. West, 
Hamilton, ON
L8P 1B4

  • Or visit the Grand Lodge of Ontario for more information @ for further information and on how to join.