St. Lazarus - Calgary Commandery

Vision and Commitment

The Order of Saint Lazarus, Grand Priory in Canada, is the Canadian branch of the international order of The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. The Calgary Commandery is a branch of the Grand Priory in Canada, commonly known as SAINT LAZARUS CANADA

Canada's Vision

Established in 1963 as a not-for-profit, without shares corporation under Parts I and II of the Companies Act having as its initial incorporators: Hon. John Keiller Mackay, Pierre Sevegny, Frank Flavelle McEachren and James Ian Douglas, later registered as an charitable corporation on January 1979 (Registration No. 119245223RR0001), the Order of St. Lazarus, Grand Priory in Canada is a leader in providing and supporting palliative and hospice care, promoting Christian unity, and the eradication of leprosy worldwide.

Canada's Mission

Within Canada, the SAINT LAZARUS CANADA and its Commanderies and Provisional Delegations provide charitable support for:
  • caring for the aged, and the sick through the advancement of palliative and hospice care, and the training and education of caregivers,
  • the alleviation of suffering by caring for persons with leprosy,
  • support of Ecumenism to foster Christian unity at pastoral, cultural, and social levels,
  • the promotion and practice of the time tested ideals of chivalry.