Fiji

Fiji is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean. Fiji is located east of Australia and north of New Zealand. Fiji consists of approximately 850 islands, but only 112 of them are inhabited.

Quick Facts

Population: 896,758 (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Fijian (57.3%), Indian (37.6%), Rotuman (1.2%), other (3.9%) (European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese)
Languages: English (official), Fijian (official), Hindustani
Religions:Protestant (55.4%) (Methodist 34.6%, Assembly of God 5.7%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.9%, Anglican 0.8%, other 10.4%), Hindu (27.9%), Roman Catholic (9.1%), Muslim (6.3%), Sikh (0.3%), other or unspecified (0.3%), none (0.7%)+

Fijians In Toronto

Fijian Population:
In Canada: 12,560
In the GTA: 870
In the City of Toronto: 200

Fijians In Toronto

Ever since Fiji became independent, political stability has been disrupted constantly by military coups. Fijian law dictated that non-Fijians could not live in Fijian villages, so there has been racial tension between indigenous Fijians and Indo-Fijians. However, the relationship between these two ethnic groups has improved significantly over the past 25 years. Most indigenous Fijians are Methodists, while most Indo-Fijians are Hindus. The caste system is an important component of Hinduism in India, but is much less relevant in Fiji. Although freedom of religion exists, there are accusations that the state favours Christianity.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA

Settlement.Org

Churches in the GTA

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

References: 

Central Intelligence Agency. (2014, June 20). The World Factbook: Fiji. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fj.html

Encyclopedia of the Nations. (n.d.). Fiji. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/geography/

Fijians. (2009). In T. L. Gall & J. Hobby (Eds.), Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (2nd ed., Vol. 3, pp. 245-249). Detroit: Gale. 
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http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2011, December 15). Overview - Fiji. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/overview-apercu-eng.asp?iso=fj

Indo-Fijians. (2009). In T. L. Gall & J. Hobby (Eds.), Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life (2nd ed., Vol. 3, pp. 369-371). Detroit: Gale. 
Retrieved July 14, 2014, from
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Mandryk, J. (2010). Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation (7th ed.). Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing.

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
Data
. Retrieved July 15, 2014, from
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/