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    Ontario

    53,089

    Population totale de l’Église

    0.39% 1/254

    Population par rapport aux membres de l'église

    9

    Pieux

    99

    Paroisses

    60 Paroisses
    39 Branches

    54

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    54

    1

    Temples

    1

    Missions | 2 Districts

    History

    Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints first entered Canada in the winter of 1829-30 seeking ways to finance the publication of the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. In 1830, Phineas Young traveled to Earnestown. Though not a member of the Church at that time, he preached about the Book of Mormon.

    Early in June 1832, Young returned to Canada, this time as a convert to the Church in the company of five other missionaries. Their preaching helped attract enough member to create four branches of the Church. Other missionaries, including Church founder Joseph Smith, visited Ontario in October 1833 and July 1837.

    Between 1830 and 1850, an estimated 2,500 Canadians, mostly from Ontario, joined the Church. Most of these early members gathered with other Latter-day Saints in the western United States. By 1861, the Ontario census listed only 74 Latter-day Saints.

    Missionary work progressed slowly in eastern Canada until a mission was organized in 1919. That year, branches were organized in Toronto and Hamilton. Another was organized in Kitchener in 1923. The Ottawa Branch was created in July 1926. The St. Catharine's Branch was organized in 1933. The Oshawa Branch began in 1947 after functioning off and on as a Sunday School since 1944. Membership throughout eastern Canada reached 1,974 in 1950.

    The first Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in eastern Canada was dedicated in Toronto in 1939 where the first eastern stake (similar to a diocese) was organized in 1960. The Toronto Temple was completed in 1990. On 1 July 1993, a second mission was created in Toronto.

     

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    John A. Farrington
    Toronto,, Ontario
    Canada
    Phone:  905-469-4201
    Fax:  905-469-4202

    Canada

    196,589

    Population totale de l’Église

    0.54% 1/187

    Population par rapport aux membres de l'église

    50

    Pieux

    1010101010

    496

    Paroisses

    347 Paroisses
    149 Branches

    160

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    160

    8

    Temples

    7

    Missions | 3 Districts

    Afrique

    Population totale de l’Église

    Membres
    Paroisses

    578,944

    Membres

    2,010

    Paroisses

    Missions

    32Missions

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    281

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asie

    Population totale de l’Église

    Membres
    Paroisses

    1,181,411

    Membres

    2,124

    Paroisses

    Missions

    44Missions

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    336

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Population totale de l’Église

    Membres
    Paroisses

    512,269

    Membres

    1,408

    Paroisses

    Missions

    42Missions

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    704

    Temples

    13Temples

    Amérique du Nord

    Population totale de l’Église

    Membres
    Paroisses

    9,254,663

    Membres

    18,167

    Paroisses

    Missions

    192Missions

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    2,530

    Temples

    109Temples

    Océanie (îles du Pacifique)

    Population totale de l’Église

    Membres
    Paroisses

    552,825

    Membres

    1,251

    Paroisses

    Missions

    18Missions

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    299

    Temples

    10Temples

    Amérique du Sud

    Population totale de l’Église

    Membres
    Paroisses

    4,038,057

    Membres

    5,546

    Paroisses

    Missions

    94Missions

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    941

    Temples

    17Temples