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    Ontario

    53,177

    Population totale de l’Église

    0.4% 1/253

    Population par rapport aux membres de l'église

    9

    Pieux

    96

    Paroisses

    58 Paroisses
    38 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

    197,710

    Population totale de l’Église

    0.54% 1/186

    Population par rapport aux membres de l'église

    50

    Pieux

    1010101010

    492

    Paroisses

    345 Paroisses
    147 Branches

    159

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    159

    8

    Temples

    7

    Missions | 3 Districts

    Afrique

    Population totale de l’Église

    Membres
    Paroisses

    621,448

    Membres

    2,150

    Paroisses

    Missions

    34Missions

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    329

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asie

    Population totale de l’Église

    Membres
    Paroisses

    1,206,148

    Membres

    2,139

    Paroisses

    Missions

    45Missions

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    349

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Population totale de l’Église

    Membres
    Paroisses

    493,970

    Membres

    1,382

    Paroisses

    Missions

    34Missions

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    645

    Temples

    12Temples

    Amérique du Nord

    Population totale de l’Église

    Membres
    Paroisses

    9,336,465

    Membres

    18,071

    Paroisses

    Missions

    182Missions

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    2,542

    Temples

    109Temples

    Océanie (îles du Pacifique)

    Population totale de l’Église

    Membres
    Paroisses

    562,341

    Membres

    1,253

    Paroisses

    Missions

    17Missions

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    302

    Temples

    10Temples

    Amérique du Sud

    Population totale de l’Église

    Membres
    Paroisses

    4,093,363

    Membres

    5,541

    Paroisses

    Missions

    95Missions

    Centres d’histoire familiale

    971

    Temples

    17Temples