In an ever-changing world, a fraternity-like the Shriners provides you with a sense of belonging and a network of lifetime friends. 

Not every Freemason is a Shriner, but every Shriner is a Freemason. In order to join Tunis Shriners, you must be a member of the Masonic order in Ontario, Canada. So continue to look further at the information found on this site, and we hope it will at least make you curious enough to want to initiate a conversation that might satisfy your curiosity. Becoming a member of the prestiged Shrinedom is considered an honor and a privilege amongst men. Fill out the contact form below. We are happy to talk.

Your Shrine Journey Begins Today


Good men who aspire to a better, more full life. Those who would like to help the less fortunate, and those who want to create bonds of brotherhood and friendship with men of similar belief. You must believe in God, but the interpretation and manner of worship is left to each individual to decide. You must be an adult, of 21 years of age.

The first thing to realize is that all Shriners are Freemasons, and in order to be a Tunis Shriner you must be a 3rd Degree Freemason in good standing with a lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario. If you are already a Freemason, you can download the Shrine application form to fill out and submit to us.

That’s perfectly understandable and we are happy to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to contact us with your questions. We’ve posted some answers to frequent questions below.

No, indeed the opposite is true – you need to ask. In order to become a Shriner you first must be a Freemason, and our fraternity discourages solicitation of new members. The act of asking to join is an important first step that must be taken freely.

The cost to join a lodge of Freemasons varies by lodge – there are upfront initiation fees (which can range from $200 to $1000) and yearly dues thereafter ($100 to $200/year). In order to join the Tunis Shriners, the initiation fees are currently $275 (membership, and initiation) and the yearly dues are $75.

The cost to join a Shrine temple varies by temple. There are upfront initiation fees (for Tunis Temple this is $275 which includes initiation fee, membership, and first year dues) and yearly dues thereafter which are approximately $85.”