William has enjoyed an extensive and prestigious 25-year term as a Freemason. He is a member of Oakville Lodge #400 (1995), Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Canada, White Oaks Chapter No. 104 (1997), Royal Arch Masons of Canada, Salem Council #9, Royal and Select Master Masons of Ontario, Macassa Bay Lodge No. 9 of Royal Ark Mariners (2007) and Sir William York Rite College #57 (2008). He is also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason (2005), being a member of Murton Lodge of Perfection, Hamilton Sovereign Chapter of Rose Croix, and Moore Sovereign Consistory, Hamilton. William is also a Past Preceptor (2007) of Godfrey de Bouillon Preceptory #3, Hamilton District No 2, of the United Religious and Military Orders of St. John’s of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta, of the Order of the Temple – Knights Templar of Canada and is currently serving a two-year term as Supreme Grand Master of the Sovereign Great Priory of Canada. William has most recently been honored (Sept. 2015) as a Knight Companion of the Grand Imperial Conclave of Canada – Red Cross of Constantine, as well as receiving his IX degree, as a member of Sir Thomas Janes College of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatabus Federatis (SRICF).
Bill is also a highly-respected member of the Canadian Council of Non-status Aboriginal Elders, as he is a member of the Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake, due to his mother being full-blooded Algonquin. He has also been initiated into the Old Mide’win – the Grand Medicine Society. In this light, Bill is intimately involved in the Algonquin Land Claim negotiations that are presently occurring between the Canadian federal and provincial governments and the Algonquin Nations of Ontario.