Haiti

Haiti is found on the island of Hispaniola, which lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Haiti shares borders with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is unfortunately located on a fault line, which was responsible for a devastating earthquake in 2010.

QUICK FACTS

Population: 10.4 million
Ethnic Groups: Black (95%), Mulatto and White (5%)
Languages: French (Official), Creole (Official)
Religions: Roman Catholic (Official) (54.7%), Protestant (28.5%), Voodoo (Official) (2.1%), Other (4.6%), None (10.2%)
Capital: Port-Au-Prince
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated July 13, 2017

Haitians in Toronto

Haitian Population:
In Canada: 102,430
In the GTA: 2,150
In the City of Toronto: 1,070

 

 

 

A variety of factors - such as deforestation and political instability - are responsible for Haiti's poverty problem. This was only exacerbated by the 2010 earthquake, so there is much work to do to rebuild Haiti. There is freedom of religion in Haiti and the Roman Catholic Church is no longer the state church. Although Catholicism remains dominant, Protestantism is growing. In total, about 95% of Haitians identify themselves as Christian.

Settlement Services in the GTA

Settlement.org

Haitian Churches in the GTA

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


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