Knights of Columbus

OUR MISSION: We are Catholic men building a bridge back to faith. There is much good and necessary work to be done in this world, and that’s what Knights do every day.


Charity is at the heart of our work and our faith — and it always has been. For the Knights of Columbus, charity means supporting a virtually boundless variety of projects.


Our commitment to charitable service is just one of the many ways that we express our Catholic faith. We’re here to build a daily bridge back to what matters, for our members and fellow Catholics.


With 1.9 million members around the world, we have been investing our time, effort and resources into our values of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism since 1882.


The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society, which means we can provide financial security to members and their families, while turning premiums into charitable impact.

Our Code of Ethics and Conduct

Founding Principles and Core Values

Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus on the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Today, these principles serve as the foundation of our Core Values:

  • Integrity: Firm adherence to ethics, honesty, and a moral code.
  • Professionalism: Promoting the highest standards in all we do.
  • Excellence: Leading by example and constantly striving to be the best.
  • Respect: Treating each other with the highest regard.

This Code of Ethics and Conduct demonstrates how our Core Values guide us in situations that we may encounter.

History and Heritage

Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., and a group of parishioners. Their intent? To bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families.

Today, Father McGivney is being considered for sainthood.

More Information

  • KC Website:
  • KC BC & Yukon Chapter Website:
  • St. Ann’s contact: Woody Aschenbrenner 250-488-0195
  • St. John Vianney contact: Harry Niehe 250-490-5540
  • K of C Insurance: Joe Faubert 250-488-9805