The Cataraqui Kingston Rotary Club is partnering with the Madras Chenna Patna Rotary Club in an exciting Global Grant project intended to detect breast cancer in its early stages using innovative technology (the iBreastExam screening device) developed in India approximately a decade ago.  Already this technology has been successfully used approximately 250,000 times in pilot projects around the world.  This current project will demonstrate that using this new technology, a widespread, clinically effective program for the noninvasive and painless detection of early stage breast cancer is feasible financially, both for women clients and in terms of the medical infrastructure currently in place in India.  The project will be delivered in the state of Tamil Nadu, in southern India. There the incidence of breast cancer is rising drastically at a rate of approximately 4% per annum compounded.
On Sunday September 12th, the Rotary clubs of Kingston  assisted by Lionhearts and the Robinson Community Garden will he holding a Pig Roast in an effort to provide meals to 750 food insecure people at the four Lionhearts locations. The cost of the meal purchased for someone else is $20. Funds raised will go to the United Way for purchase of equipment for the new Community Food Redistribution Warehouse.
In honour of  2021 Earth Day, District 7040, along with the Rotary Districts surrounding the Great Lakes and Watershed, are organizing a first-ever Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup this Spring. Originally planned for April, the date has now been changed in District 7040 to May 29 respecting the Ontario emergency lock-down. We want all our volunteers to be safe, not take any unnecessary risks and abide by regulations.
With the Rotary Facilitator of Alumni Relations (FAR) Project, Kingston high school graduates of the Pathways to Education program will continue to be supported as they make decisions and take action related to any or all of post secondary education, training, and finding meaningful employment.
The project builds on the success of the Pathways to Education program located in an economically disadvantaged neighbourhood in North Kingston. Pathways works in communities across Canada to improve outcomes for high school students in low-income areas, offering tutoring, group and career mentoring, financial incentives, and advocacy support to enrolled students. Almost half of Kingston Pathways alumni are the first in their family to move on to post secondary education. While many of these alumni want to continue their education at the post secondary level, all want their efforts to lead to meaningful employment.

The four Rotary Clubs in Kingston have stepped up big time to help families and especially kids who are experiencing food insecurity through the Covid crisis. There are some 4,000 students who participate in the Food Sharing program in schools. Many of these children receive breakfast, lunch and a snack every school day between September and June. The Isthmus program bridges the gap between Friday and Monday for these children giving them a hamper of food for the weekend. With COVID-19, the numbers are growing and will continue to do so.


The Rotary Club of Kingston-Frontenac is building a strong reputation for its international work in Tanzania.  Our club is lucky to have one of our members who is so dedicated to community development activities in the Sub-Saharan country of Tanzania.

Peter Morrin joined our Club in 2014 and quickly became our director for International Service. Morrin has developed many connections and ideas for projects in Tanzania since he started spending several months there every year since 2011.