ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR IN QUÉBEC
There are presently ten subordinate chapters scattered throughout the Province of Québec.
They are governed by the Grand Chapter of Québec.
The Worthy Grand Matron heads the Grand Chapter for a term of one year and is assisted by the Worthy Grand Patron. Together they select a joint or individual project for their year into which the members may make donations. The project this year is Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada: Pediatric Orthopeadic Specialty Care.
Islet Transplant Program at the Montréal General Hospital. (Diabetes)
PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH
SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN - CANADA: (Wish List)
CEDARS BREAST CLINIC of the MUHC of the ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL
SUICIDE PREVENTION in QUÉBEC
PARKINSON'S SOCIETY of QUÉBEC
CROHN'S & COLITIS FOUNDATION of CANADA
Children's Wish Foundation ~ QuÉbec East and QuÉbec West
BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE MONTRÉAL NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
BREAST DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC OF THE MONTRÉAL GENERAL HOSPITAL
LAMPLIGHTERS FOUNDATION ~ MONTRÉAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
MCGILL PROJECT FOR HEARING IMPAIRED CHILDREN OF QUÉBEC
OLD BREWERY MISSION - CAMP CHAPLEAU
THE MAB-MACKAY REHABILITATION CENTRE
THE MISSING CHILDREN'S NETWORK
THE MACKAY CENTRE
THE WALES HOME (RICHMOND)
McGILL CANCER RESEARCH CENTRE
Other charities which are supported by our local chapters are:
HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION
SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN - CANADA
THE ARTHRITIS SOCIETY
VICTORIAN ORDER OF NURSES - HUDSON BRANCH
THE QUÉBEC DIABETES ASSOCIATION
WEST ISLAND PALLIATIVE CARE RESIDENCE
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We have a special project unique to the Eastern Star - ESTARL (Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership). All funds raised in Québec by our local chapters are awarded yearly as scholarships to people interested in religious training and Church music in Québec. These recipients are recommended by a member or a chapter but need not be a member themselves. An application form is here.
The projects of General Grand Chapter have been generously supported, especially Cancer Fund and ESTARL (Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership.) More recently the chapters gave generously to the Tsunami Relief Fund in Asia through the Canadian Red Cross and also the East Coast Hurricane Relief Fund.
In 2012 our total charitable donations were $18,197.
Updated March, 2013