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A proud shrine Fraternity, a brotherhood based on fun, fellowship and Masonic principles, actively promoting the World's Greatest Philanthropy, Shriners Hospital for Children



Serve the children of BC & Yukon, by growing the Shrine Fraternity and providing innovative paediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education through the resources of our Philanthropy, Shriners Hospital for Children. 



If you mention the word Shriners, people often imagine a bunch of grown men wearing funny hats and riding little bikes in parades, but what is less known is why they do this. The why is to bring attention to the mandate of the Shriners, the care of children through the Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Shriners Care Cruiser Transportation Program.


The Shriners are an old and established fraternal and charitable organization. Shriners International is 141 years old while the Shriners of British Columbia and Yukon are 111 years old. The Shriners of British Columbia & Yukon are part of the Masonic Fraternity which was established in the province of British Columbia in 1858.



Shriners BC & Yukon - contribution to Health Care in British Columbia;

Medical treatment at Shriners Hospitals for BC Children: 

Club donations to local charities throughout the Province:

Shriners in Your Community Fund - Medical equipment purchases for patients 

Shriners Contribution to Health Care in BC 


Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind not for profit health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing Paediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Every year, the 22 hospitals provide care for thousands of children in a caring and nurturing family-centered environment. Its how Shriners have been helping kids defy the odds since 1922.


If Shriners Hospitals for Children are not as well known to the general public as they are in the medical community, it is simply because the Shriners fraternity has self funded all their activities for nearly a century. In 2012 Shriners spent over $809,000,000.00 on medical care and research for children through its 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children located in the United States, Canada and Mexico.


Since 1925, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada has had a mission to provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.


Affiliated with McGill University and the University of Montreal the medical staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Canada consists of pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, pediatricians and other specialists who are leaders in the field of orthopedics and hold teaching appointments too many local colleges and universities. In September 2012, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada broke ground on the McGill University Glen Campus for the construction of a new $130,000,000.00 Shriners Hospital for Children.


Although the concept of private vs. public health care in BC is a matter of concern in the province, the Shriners have been treating BC Children since 1924 (over 89 years) at their one-of-a-kind not for profit hospital’s for children.


Currently 618 children from British Columbia and the Yukon attend Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, Oregon; Spokane, Washington, Sacramento, California; Montreal, Quebec and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at no cost to them or the Government of British Columbia.

Shriners Hospitals

BC Patient Stat’s


Current Active Patients: 618


70 BC children attend Shriners Hospitals for Children from the Northern Health Region


240 BC children attend Shriners Hospitals for Children from the Interior Health Region


119 BC children attend Shriners Hospitals from the Vancouver Island Health Region


189 BC children attend Shriners Hospitals from the Vancouver & Fraser Health Region

British Columbian Children being treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children in;
















Shriners Hospitals for Children Statistics:


New patients: 30,402

 Children treated to date: 990,614 Operations: 25,485

Clinic visits: 285,134

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