The Rotary Club of Toronto

What is Rotary?

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.3 million business, professional, and community leaders in 200 countries, who make a difference in the communities in which they live. Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Clubs are non-political, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary's main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.
At over 160 members strong, The Rotary Club of Toronto is one of the largest and oldest Rotary clubs in the world.  As a member, you will help develop exciting community service projects that address many critical issues, including: children at risk, poverty and hunger, urban violence, illiteracy, drug abuse, and many more. For information about joining, please click on and put on the subject line: I'm interested in joining Rotary!

The Purpose of Rotary

The purpose of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise, and in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST:  The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND:  High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by all Rotarians of their occupations as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD:  The applications of the ideal of service by all Rotarians to their personal, business and community life;
FOURTH:  The advancement of international understanding, good will and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional men and women united in the ideal of service.
Fellowship is fostered through many events: including social and professional networking events, annual Fundraisers, dinners, and sweat equity opportunities. The benefits of Rotary are myriad - to members, individuals and the community.