What is MasoniCh.I.P.?

The MasoniCh.I.P. program uses modern, police-approved techniques to create a child identification kit for the ones you love.

The kit collects photos, video, voice recordings, digital fingerprints, dental impressions, saliva swabs as well as traditional statistical information (height, weight, hair and eye colour, etc.).

This information is matched to work seamlessly with Ontario law enforcement providers. By being so compatible, the critical identifying information can be broadcast and shared more quickly than ever before to assist with the safe recovery of missing children.

The MasoniCh.I.P. program is brought exclusively to families by dedicated Masons and their volunteers, free of charge along with our sentiment that "We hope you never need to use it."

What is in a MasoniCh.I.P. Kit?

When a child has a kit prepared, their parent or guardian will receive a printed colour data sheet with several ID card inserts, a CD-ROM storing all the digital information, and a sealed bag with the dental plate or cheek swab.

What does this cost?

This is a free service provided by the Masonic Grand Lodge in Ontario and your local Freemasons. All costs are paid for through various fund-raising activities which these groups hold throughout the year in your neighbourhoods.

MasoniChIP Ontario For more information on the program

2018 Waterloo District MasoniCh.I.P. Clinics

May 12, 2018

WRPS Open House
200 Maple Grove Rd.
Cambridge On.

Waterloo Regional Police Service Open House is from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 12, 2018. This clinic was sponsored last year by the Masters, Past Masters, and Wardens Association of Waterloo District.

June 23, 2018

Ayr Community BBQ
24 Rose Street
Ayr On.

Ayr Community BBQ at Victoria Park is Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 12:00 PM (Noon) to 4:00 PM. This is a new clinic and Ayr Lodge is the sponsor.

August 11, 2018

Baden Corn Festival
44 Beck Street
Baden On.

Baden Corn Festival for Sat. August 11, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Sponsorship is available .

September 15, 2018

Kitchener Rangers
Fan Fest & BBQ
400 East Ave.
Kitchener On.

The OHL Kitchener Rangers Fan Fest & Barbeque will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 p.m.
Sponsorship available.

October 8, 2018

Oktoberfest Family Day
Location TBD.

Oktoberfest Family Day presented by the Kitchener Lions Club on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Last year Wilmot Lodge was the Masonic sponsor jointly with the program sponsor Kitchener Lions.

November 13, 2018

Peekaboo Child Care
460 Sheldon Drive
Cambridge On.

Peekaboo Child Care Centre located at 460 Sheldon Dr. Cambridge on Tuesday & Wednesday November 13,14, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This is a semi-private clinic as registration is done by Peekaboo.

It would be a pleasure to assist any lodge in our district to hold a MasoniChIP Child Find Identification clinic for any community event they would like considered. Don"'"t forget that clinic financial and time & talent support counts for the Cornerstone Project.

Sincerely and Fraternally,
Wally Reidl &
Eric Johnson
MASONICh.I.P. Waterloo
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