Barbados

Barbados is an island country in the Caribbean Sea. It has an area of 430 square kilometers (166 square miles). Barbados's tourism industry, which benefits from its tropical maritime climate, is an important part of the Barbadian economy.

Quick Facts

Population:288,725 (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups:Black (93%), Caucasian (3.2%), East Indian (1%),  other (0.2%)
Languages: English
Religions: Protestant (63.4% - Anglican 28.3%, Pentecostal 18.7%, Methodist 5.1%, other 11.3%), Roman Catholic (4.2%), other Christian (7%), other (4.8%), None or unspecified (20.6%)

Barbadians In Toronto

Barbadian Population:
In Canada: 30,435
In the GTA: 14,625
In the City of Toronto: 5,765

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Georgina, East Gwillimbury, Ajax, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Brampton, Markham, City of Toronto (Ward 1 & 2 North Etobicoke, Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River, Ward 44 Scarborough East)

Barbados is one of the most prosperous Caribbean islands and enjoys political, economic and social stability. Barbados is mostly Christian, largely as a result of its British heritage. Although religion has been losing some of its influence as of late, it continues playing an important role in society - for example, school days often begin with a prayer. Other religious groups in Barbados, such as Muslims and Hindus, are largely made up of immigrants. There is complete freedom of religion in Barbados.

 

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA


Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton
1200 Speers Road, Unit 40
Oakville, ON
L6L 2X4
Phone: 905-257-0908

Thornhill African Caribbean Canadian Association
1136 Centre Street, Suite 3
Thornhill, ON
L4J 3M8
Phone: 416-458-2534

Churches in the GTA

Hope Church
14 Centre Street
Toronto, ON
M1J 3B5
Phone: 416-269-0193

The Peoples Church
374 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, ON
M2N 3B6
Phone: 416-222-3241

All Nations Full Gospel Church
4401 Steeles Avenue West
Toronto, ON
M3N 2S4
Phone: 416-665-9964


 

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BBC News. (2013, December 22). Barbados profile. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-18723928

Central Intelligence Agency. (2014, June 23). The World Factbook: Barbados. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bb.html

Encyclopedia of the Nations. (n.d.). Barbados. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/geography/Afghanistan-to-Comoros/Barbados.html

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2011, December 15). Overview - Barbados. Retrieved July 8, 2014, from
http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/overview-apercu-eng.asp?iso=bb 

Mandryk, J. (2010). Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation (7th ed.). Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing.

Prayercast. (n.d.). Barbados. Retrieved July 8,2014, from
http://prayercast.com/barbados.html

Statistics Canada. (2011, April 7). 2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations/Ethnic Origin, Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses and
Sex for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample
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