Ghana is found in western Africa. Ghana borders the Gulf of Guinea to the south, Togo to the east, Burkina Faso to the north, and Cote d'Ivoire to  the west. The country's capitial city, Accra, is located right at the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana is very close to the equator (as can be seen on the below map), but its climate is relatively mild.

Quick Facts

Population: 25 million
Ethnic Groups: Akan (47.5%), Mole-Dagbon (16.6%), Ewe (13.9%), Ga-Dangme (7.4%), Gurma (5.7%), Guan (3.7%), Grusi (2.5%), Mande-Busanga (1.1%), other (1.6%)
Languages: English (official), African languages (Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga)
Religions: Christian (71.2%) (Pentecostal/Charismatic 28.3%, Protestant 18.4%, Catholic 13.1%, other 11.4%), Muslim (17.6%), traditional (5.2%), other (0.8%), none (5.2%)

Ghanaians In Toronto

Ghanaian Population:
In Canada: 23,225
In the GTA: 14,720
In the City of Toronto: 6,280

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):

Ghana became independent from Britain in 1957. Since 1966 there have been five military regimes, but today Ghana is a stable and largely peaceful nation after successfully transitioning to a democratic system. Poverty remains a serious issue. Ghana is a secular state that is relatively free of internal conflicts. Currently, most Ghanaians are Christian. And Islam is growing fast in Ghana. Mosques are springing up everywhere in the country, and Islam is becoming powerful on the political scene. In addition to Christianity and Islam, indigenous religions are also widely practiced in Ghana.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA

African Mediation and Community Services 
1110 Finch Avenue West, Suite 222
Toronto, ON
M3J 2T2
Phone: 416-203-2869 

Churches in the GTA

Disciples Revival Church
Rev. Dr. Charles Mantey
30 Gordon Mackay Road
Toronto, ON
M9N 2V6
Phone: 416-614-7771

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


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