Category Archives: Canadian Population

An increasingly diverse linguistic landscape: Highlights from the 2016 Census

Statistics Canada has released its study of the diverse linguistic landscape in Canada.  The study found that, “Linguistic diversity is on the rise in Canada. Close to 7.6 million Canadians reported speaking a language other than English or French at … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Language Barrier to Share the Gospel

In every Canadian province or territory, in every city, there are people for whom English or French isn’t their first language. According to the most recent census information, the foreign born population in Canada surged to a reported 6.8 million people.  … Continue reading

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The Canadian Population is Predominately Urban

According to Statistics Canada (Feb. 26, 2014), approximately seventy (69.7%) percent of the Canadian population lives in a census metropolitan area (CMA).  That means 24,517,700 people called “city” home.  Canada’s three largest CMAs together (Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver) were home … Continue reading

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Religion marks a divergent path in Canadian-US history

Lee-Anne Goodman, writing for the Canadian Press, notes that Canada and the United States shared a common religious past.  Both countries were populated by people who identified themselves as Christian and who valued the Judeo-Christian ethic. During the pasts number … Continue reading

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A New Day by Reginald Bibby (A new E-Book available free online)

Reginald Bibby has published a new e-book called It’s a New Day: The Resilience and the Restructuring of Religion in Canada in which he writes about the growing polarization in Canada between the religious and non-religious.  The “Preface” of Bibby’s … Continue reading

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Our Mission is to Participate in Jesus’ Mission … Going and making Disciples of All Nations

Rev. Paul Roggow was installed as missionary to Metropolitan Vancouver on Sunday, April 22.  Please keep Paul and his wife Jackie and their three children in your prayers. Pray the Spirit of God will use Paul in miraculous ways to … Continue reading

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Trends in the Canadian Religious Scene

Canadians are religious people but they are not necessarily practitioners of traditional Christianity.[1]  Canadians are religious in the sense that they believe in a higher power, express interest in the supernatural, and turn to religious institutions to provide fragments of … Continue reading

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The House Church: A “Third Place”?

Communication Overload Hall distinguishes between high and low context communication.  He writes, A high-context (HC) communication or message is one in which most of the information is either in the physical context or internalized in the person, while very little … Continue reading

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The Canadian Urban Context and Low Context Canadians

This section will describe Canadian urban society (in particular, Toronto) and the low context Canadians who reside in the Toronto area. Urban Population Trends In the past, Canada was a rural country because the early immigrants to Canada settled in … Continue reading

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Stats Canada Releases 2010 Population Statistics

As of January 1, 2011, the population of Canada is estimated to be 34,278,400 inhabitants — that’s an increase of 375,600 people in one year.  Canada received more than 280,700 immigrants in 2010, the highest level recorded since the 1950s.  … Continue reading

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