Catholic Mutual Benefit Association

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Authorized form of name

Catholic Mutual Benefit Association

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  • C.M.B.A.

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Dates of existence

1891 - 1933


The C.M.B.A. was organized at Niagara Falls, NY, July 3, 1876, with a membership of 25. The Grand Council of C.M.B.A. of Canada was organized at Windsor, Ontario, on February 10, 1880.


  • In 1899, there were 6 branches of the C.M.B.A., each with their own number. Belliveau’s Cove - 287; Church Point – 306; Meteghan - 271; Yarmouth – 180; West Pubnico – 206; Lower East Pubnico – 260.
  • Head office was in Montreal, Quebec.

Legal status

  • It was incorporated in the state of New York June 9, 1879.
  • It was incorporated in the Dominion of Canada March 1893.

Functions, occupations and activities

The C.M.B.A. was a fraternal society that dealt primarily in life and health insurance. Members paid dues and were assisted with a stipulated weekly payment during times of sickness or disability.

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Internal structures/genealogy

Grand Chancellor, elective officers, Grand Spiritual Advisor, Grand Spiritual Chancellor, Legal Advisor, and one representative from each branch.

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