Masonic Chip Program.
What is MasoniCh.I.P.?
The MasoniCh.I.P. program uses modern, police-approved techniques to create a child identification kit for the ones you love.
The kit collects photos, video, voice recordings, digital fingerprints, dental impressions, saliva swabs as well as traditional statistical information (height, weight, hair and eye colour, etc.).
This information is matched to work seamlessly with Ontario’s law enforcement providers. By being so compatible, the critical indentifying information can be broadcast and shared more quickly than ever before to assist with the safe recovery of missing children.
The MasoniCh.I.P. program is brought exclusively to families by dedicated Masons and their volunteers, free of charge along with our sentiment that “We hope you never need to use it.”
For the Cause of Good.
The Masonic Foundation of Ontario is a registered charitable organization that funds one-time and ongoing projects to benefit the community. The Foundation receives gifts and bequests from lodges, individual Masons and others who wish to share in its work. It was founded in 1964 by the Grand Lodge as a means of extending Masonic charity beyond helping members and their families.
The Foundation’s capital fund, initially endowed with $160,000 by the Grand Lodge, was worth almost 11 million dollars in 2009. Investment income is used to support programming—in 2009 that support exceeded $800,000.
The Foundation provides bursaries to Ontario College and University students who need financial help, assists hearing-impaired children, supports deafness research and autism services, funds alcohol and drug education programs and raises money for prostate cancer awareness.