Cryptic Rite Masons of Western Canada

Origin

 
On 10 May 1938, the six councils west of Ontario meeting in Edmonton, AB formed the Grand Council R. & S. M. of Western Canada. These six councils had received their charters from the previous Grand Council of Western Jurisdiction, which in 1938 agreed to change its title to Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters in the province of Ontario.
Thus today Canada is covered by three Grand Councils with member councils as follows:

Western 16 Councils
Ontario 22 Councils
Eastern 16 Councils /  5 Lodges