Welcome to the Elks of Canada Website
My name is Deborah Sallenback and I was elected as Grand Exalted Ruler of the Elks in July at our National Convention held in Langley, British Columbia. We are truly a National organization of men and women with my executive and committee members coming from all provinces and territories. The theme that I have chosen for my term of office is Model the Way. It is about being a Leader or Leadership this is one of the focuses that the Elks are working on with the membership. For the past few years the Elks have been holding Leadership courses for their members who are interested in stepping up and taking on a leadership role and this has shown to be very successful.
The Elks of Canada were founded in 1912 in Vancouver. B.C and has grown to become the largest service organization made up of over three hundred Lodges across Canada. You can access information on any of our Lodges by using the directory pull down menu on our website, which will include contacts and meeting information.
The strengths of our Order involve the hard work of our membership in building and strengthening our communities they live in while providing assistance to children and families in need. Our greatest achievements recognized by our peers is our work in Speech and Hearing in many provinces’ across Canada. We have campaigned hard in recent years to have all Provinces adopt programs, which result in mandatory testing of new borns for hearing loss at birth.
Through our National Charity, the Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children we have been able to raise funds to support children under the age of nineteen as well as provide assistance to families whose home was destroyed by fire as well as many other personnel assistance imitated by Lodges.
The Elks of Canada strives to maintain the elements of our Order, which supports our member’s initiatives in their local communities while at the same time developing programs to assist Lodges and their members in providing service to others. We support and help maintain Provincial Programs through financial contributions from the fund so that we do not have to say no to any child in need.
If you are interested in becoming a member or need. Information regarding the Elks of Canada, please feel free to email us using the contact tab, any of the staff address or phone us at 1-888-THE-ELKS. Please refer to our resource manual and view some of the many success stories to learn more about the Elks of Canada. Our members continually talk about their achievements whether it be their pride of supporting their local community or their pride in supporting children and families and or their pride in mentoring themselves. It’s all about changing lives to help individuals live up to their greatest potential to make the greatest impact on society.