What is the Loyal Orange Association of Canada
The Loyal Orange Association is Protestant, Patriotic, Fraternal and Benevolent.
It is "Protestant" because its members are drawn from the ranks of like-minded people who believe that the reformed Christian Faith provides the greatest opportunity for maximum interaction between mankind and its Maker, at the same time recognizing the right of others to worship as their consciences dictate.
It is "Patriotic" because Orange men and women stand ready, at all times, to observe and defend the Rule of Law, as expressed in the parliamentary version of democracy, with the Monarch as Head of State, God as the Origin of all power and the equality of all persons before the Law in precisely the way they are before God.
It is "Fraternal" in the highest sense of the word in that its Members strive to practice the love and mutual support of the Brotherhood and Sisterhood within the Order as with any Family. Members of any Branch of the Orange Family never lack companionship, nor help, when needed, wherever they go.
Nor is the concept of Brotherhood or Sisterhood exclusive. The Order teaches its Members to practice Christian Charity towards ALL persons.
It is "Benevolent", and the many service organizations sponsored or supported by the Order, Orange Homes for Children or Seniors; Hostels; Children's Foundations; Fund-Raising Campaigns for Cancer Research, the Heart Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy, Crippled Children, etc. are all the more obvious manifestations of this international family that are repeated many times in smaller acts of individuals and personal charity.