Our Council

“We are answering Pope Francis’ call to go to the peripheries,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said. “We can reach half way around the globe to help those in need and we can reach to our neighbor next door. And we do that every day. That makes us witnesses to the faith.”

Every day, St. Leo Knights of Columbus follows the principles of Father Michael McGivney’s in reaching out to Church, Community, Family and Youth.

Becoming a member of our Council creates the opportunity to make new friends within the community  and contribute to/or create, projects that are important to you within the parish. In addition there are many ways to socialize with members and parishioners such as Knights Breakfasts, Golf Events, Softball Tournaments, Spaghetti Dinner, Valentines Dance and many more fun events.

We also participate in a variety of school events supporting children from the ages 9 to 17 in annual events such as Basketball free throw and Substance Abuse Poster competitions.


Some benefits realized from the fundraising events listed above is that we support a number of local charities. Please see details below:

  • Cornerstone Community Centre (Provides  shelter and support for homeless)
  • Durham Hospice (Comforts terminally ill)
  • Distress center Durham (trained volunteers serve people with many forms of distress)
  • Global Medics (Assist disaster victims)
  • Grandview Children’s Centre (Provides support to many children with special needs)
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • High School Student Award
  • Invictus Games (For disabled military)
  • Jesuit Priests (Involved in apostolic ministry, education, retreats and many others
  • Lake Ridge Hospital (Protect new born)
  • Priests For Life (Supports Pro Life)
  • Rose of Durham (Supports young Mothers)
  • Special Olympics (Support special need athletes)
  • St. Leo The Great Parish
  • St. Vincent de Paul (Support those in need)
  • St. Vincent Peletti Kitchen (Feed those in need)
  • Seminarian
  • Shepherds Trust (Support retired clergy of the Archdiocese of Toronto)
  • Serra Club of Durham (Fosters and promotes vocations)
  • Student to attend Summer CNIB Camp
  • Syrian Refugees (Support persecuted Catholics)
  • Wheelchair Foundation
  • Pinball Clements Foundation (Helps to empower)

Note: Detailed information can be found on most of the Charity websites.


If you’d like to be a part of an international organization of nearly 2 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we’d like to meet you and invite you to join us.

Please consider joining our council and join our fraternal brotherhood.

How to become a Member

Anyone wishing to become a member of the Knights of Columbus can register on line by visiting http://www.kofc.org and go to JOIN US and follow their instructions.There is a form to complete and submit. Approval of your application will make you a member of the Ontario Knights of Columbus, temporarily, and upon receiving your Admission Degree you will become a member of St. Leo The Great Knights of Columbus. In the interim you will receive a Membership Card, be able to attend our Council meetings, receive Knights publications, participate in our activities and the Knights Insurance Program. As an alternative you can join the Knights by seeking your Admission Degree without registering on line. You may speak to any member of our Council here at St. Leo The Great or contact Grand Knight Larry Hallihan at lgba2008@yahoo.ca.