Freemasonry is the oldest and largest worldwide fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being. Freemasonry is not a religion. It urges its members, however, to be faithful and devoted to their own religious beliefs.

The organization of Freemasonry is based on a system of Grand Lodges, each sovereign within its own territory. There is no central authority governing all Grand Lodges. However, to be acknowledged by others, acceptable traditions, standards and practices must be maintained.

In Canada the governing bodies are called the Grand Lodge of “Province name” with one exception, Ontario. Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario is the official name for that Province due to history. Grand Lodges are under the leadership of a Grand Master. He presides over the Masons who belong to one or more of the lodges in that jurisdiction. Each of these lodges is under the direction of a Master.

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