Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Catholic Mutual Benefit Association
Parallel form(s) of name
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
Identifiers for corporate bodies
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.
- 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.
Mandates/sources of authority
Grand Chancellor, elective officers, Grand Spiritual Advisor, Grand Spiritual Chancellor, Legal Advisor, and one representative from each branch.