Welcome to The Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation Inc


Thomas R. Janes

2108 Garrison Gate
Sarnia, Ontario.,N7X 1H7

(519) 542-9000

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Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation

Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation Inc. was established in 1984 by the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Ontario. In 2012, the Supreme Grand Council, Eastern Jurisdiction Royal & Select Masters and the Cryptic Rite Masons of Western Canada have joined in its work, thus making the Foundation truly Canada wide. The Royal and Select Masters are an organization of Masons dedicated to gaining more knowledge about Freemasonry and to providing assistance to persons afflicted with any form of neurodegenerative diseases. The Foundation seeks Capital Donations and uses all of the investment income and non-capital donations to fund research to find a cure for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Unlike many charitable organizations and Foundations, The Cryptic Rite Charitable Foundation is operated completely by volunteers and has NO ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE in its operations. Therefore 100% of the gifts we receive are used for the purposes designated. If a Donation is made in memory of a person, a beautiful card is sent to the Family. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible and receipts are forwarded immediately after being received. Our Income Tax Registration Number is BN 11922 9177 RR0001.


HOW to make a Donation

The way to make a Capital Donation to our Foundation is simple. You can simply write a letter to the Foundation, along with your donation, stating that you wish the donation to be held for a minimum of ten years by the Foundation. If you are a member of the Royal and Select Masters, your Council Recorder has donation forms. A receipt will be promptly mailed to the address you have provided with your donation.

These types of donations can be made during your life or by bequest in a will. They can be Capital or non capital donations.


Other Donation Information and Planning Tips

Did you know that you can donate stocks, bonds, mutual funds and registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) and registered retirement income funds (RRIF) to a Charity or Foundation and receive a substantial tax savings? If this is of interest to you, please continue reading.


How to Donate Stock, Bonds or Mutual Funds

A Donation of any of the above is considered to be a disposition or sale by the donor for Canadian tax purposes. This means that a donation of property to the Foundation would result in either a capital gain or a capital loss to the donor. The taxable capital gain will be 25% (instead of the regular rate of 50%) of the realized gain. In addition to receiving the lower capital gains inclusion rate a donor receives a charitable donation receipt equal to the fair market value of the capital property donated. The donation receipt can be used to reduce the amount of tax that the donor has to pay. An example might be as follows: If you donate a stock with a fair market value of $ 1,000.00 that has a cost to you of $400.00 you would receive a net tax savings of $ 394.00.

(Assumes other donations of $200 made previously.)
These types of donations can be made during your life or by bequest in a will. They can be Capital or non capital donations.



  • David G Walker, President
  • Thomas R. Janes, Director/Secretary/Treasurer
  • David P. Hardie, VP Medical
  • Donald J. Emerick, VP Ontario
  • Gerald E. Tetzloff, VP Western
  • John R. Dollimount, VP Eastern
  • Howard Adams, Director