As the second largest country of the world, Canada occupies the northern part of North American continent. Canada borders the United States on the south, the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, the North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north.


Quick Facts

Population:34.5 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: British Isles origin (28%), French origin (23%), other European (15%), Amerindian (2%), other (mostly Asian, African, Arab) (6%), mixed background (26%)
Languages: English (official) (58.8%), French (official) (21.6%), other (19.6%) (More than 200 languages are found in Canada.)
Religions: Roman Catholic (42.6%), Protestant (23.3% -United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian (4.4%), Muslim (1.9%), other and unspecified (11.8%), none (16%)




Although most of the Canadian population identifies as Christian, Christianity is on the decline in Canada.  Society is becoming increasingly secular.  Evangelicals constitute less than 8% of the population today (down from 25% one hundred years ago).  There is freedom of religion, which is guaranteed by the Canadian constitution.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA


Churches in the GTA

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


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