The Knights of Columbus is a global Catholic fraternal service order founded in 1882. There are over 2 million Knights in more than 16,000 councils worldwide. Last year we collectively donated over $185 million to charity and 49 million hours of volunteer service last year.
So when a somewhat local Brother Knight rises in the ranks to the second-highest fraternal leadership role as Deputy Supreme Knight it is somewhat of an accomplishment.
Arthur L. Peters of Brampton, Ontario, was elected in April 2023 by the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors to the position of Deputy Supreme Knight, effective July 1, 2023. Mr. Peters joined the Knights of Columbus in 1986 as a charter member of Father Clair Tipping Council 9235 in Brampton, Ontario. He served in numerous officer positions for his council, district and the Ontario State Council, which he led
State Deputy from 2010 to 2011. He served as host committee chairman for the Knights’ international convention that was held in Toronto in 2016. Mr. Peters has worked in the nonprofit sector with Youth Assisting Youth, which provides mentorship and tutoring, and with the Canadian Red Cross. For 15 years, he was a member of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and served as its vice-chair and chair. He is an active parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church in Brampton, coming from one of the founding families of the parish. Since 2005, Mr. Peters has worked as the Director of Development for the Archdiocese of Toronto, a position he will retain during his tenure as Deputy Supreme Knight. He resides in Brampton with his wife, Angela, an executive in the nonprofit sector.
Congratulations Brother Knight Arthur Peters!