The principal reason for the formation of the Lodge was to establish and maintain a linkage with Trent College, and to encourage Membership in order to assist those objectives. Several of its Members have joined the Trent Association, which was founded in 2004.

The Lodge has appreciated the opportunity to assist the College with certain projects, most recently the Arwen Prady memorial seat which was completed and dedicated in March 2004.

The Fons Vitae Lodge was formed by a combination of Old Tridents and those with a close association with the school. There were 25 Founder Members, one of whom D.L. Waller was the first Master.