What is Probus?

The goal of the Probus organization is to provide Fellowship, Friendship, and Fun for all men and women in their retirement and semi-retirement years.

We are a volunteer-based, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian fellowship organization with over 4,000 clubs worldwide, some 250 being Canadian clubs made up of over 35,000 members. Our clubs are all about encouraging healthy minds and bodies and socializing with other retirees in the community.

In Probus you’ll find a wealth of new experiences and a much expanded social network. The opportunities abound in each club with awesome guest speakers, a broad range of interesting activities and social events, stimulating conversation and the chance to explore your community, Canada and the world with new friends. 

Scroll through our Website menus to find out everything about Probus, including how to join a club, the benefits of membership, how a typical club is run and how to start a club in your community if there isn’t one nearby. Come join us and discover the remarkable world of Probus. 

Probus has a vital role

To stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent.

To provide regular gatherings to those who, in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and of a similar level of interest.

Existing Probus clubs and Rotary Clubs can sponsor new Probus clubs.

Each Probus club is autonomous but is coordinated through PROBUS CANADA so that the clubs themselves, through regional representatives on a national board, agree to minimal measure of conformity through a standard Constitution and recommended by-laws, to preserve the integrity and reputation of these clubs. This has proved a successful basis for serving the needs of retirees in the many countries in which Probus clubs are now flourishing.

The Probus Club

The emphasis is that the club be simple in structure, be free of the constraints and obligations of service clubs, involve members in a minimal cost. The club is directed primarily to providing fellowship between members who are compatible with each other, and the opportunity for development of acquaintance. Clubs can be all men, all women, or combined men and women, decided usually at the first interest meeting by those attending. (The spouses of club members are often included in the club social activities).

Activities in clubs vary with each club:

Probus clubs are to:

Probus clubs are not to: